The Rooinek 1981

From the colophon: ‘This private edition, with 1 original woodcut in colour and 14 original wood engravings by Cecil Skotnes, each signed and numbered by the artist, is limited to: 75 copies numbered 1 to 75; 10 artist’s proofs numbered AP I to AP X and 8 hours commerce numbered HC I to HC VIII. All graphics are printed from the original blocks on Zerkal Buetten paper by Egon Guenther. The text is hand set in 24 point Bembo by Nicholas Pasotti and printed by Egon Guenther. Each copy is hand bound in quarter Oasis goatskin by Peter Carstens.’

‘The Rooinek’ by Herman Charles Bosman first appeared in ‘The Touleier’, Johannesburg, in January – February 1931, and is included in the collection ‘Mafeking Road’. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary
of the first publication of Herman Charles Bosman’s poignant story, Cecil printed fourteen wood engravings and one woodcut in colour at Egon Guenther’s, for an edition limited to 75 copies.