Johannesburg: Constantia, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. Elisabeth Eybers (1915-2007) was a South African poet. Her first volume of poetry was published in 1934. In 1943, she became the first Afrikaans woman to win the Hertzog Prize, the most prestigious award in Afrikaans literature. This volume, featuring verse in Afrikaans, is bound in illustrated brown cloth. It is one of a thousand first edition copies.
Condition is very good in a very good dust jacket. The binding is clean and bright with trivial corner bumps and a bit of old paper fibre adhering near the head of the spine (corresponding to a moisture stain that shows on the text block and dust jacket). The contents are tight, clean, and free of spotting or inscriptions, but slightly age-toned and with a small moisture stain permeating the top left of the text block. The illustrated dust jacket is bright, clean, and complete, but showing a slightly larger triangular moisture stain than the text block, which extends from the top of the spine down for approximately 1 inch and onto the top edge of each face. Item #003894