Cold Stone Jug – Bosman, Herman Charles


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First edition of this South African classic. Very rare with the dustjacket. Crisp grey cloth covered boards. “AE” written in ink to the bottom page edge. Some very light foxing to the fep’s. Appears to be some light scarring to the ront fep where a stamp or inscription has been removed. Some chipping to the top and bottom edges of the dustjacket and general edge wear. A 3cm closed tear to the top edge. After graduation, Bosman accepted a teaching position in the Groot Marico district in an Afrikaans-language school. The area provided the backdrop for his best-known short stories, the Oom Schalk Lourens series and the Voorkamer sketches. Over the school holidays in 1926, Bosman visited his family in Johannesburg. During an argument, he shot and killed his stepbrother. Bosman was sentenced to death for the crime and was sent to death row at the Pretoria Central Prison. His sentence was later reduced to ten years with hard labour. In 1930, he was released on parole after serving half his sentence. His prison experiences formed the basis for this semi-autobiographical book, Cold Stone Jug. (Wikipedia)

Publisher: A.P.B. Bookstore
Date Published: 1949
Publication Place: Johannerburg
First Edition: Yes

Condition: Very good
Binding: Hardcover
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Good

Additional information

Weight 500 g