The Rock Art of Africa, A.R. Willcox, 1984, Hardcover, Good

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Willcox, A.R.. Johannesburg: Macmillan South Africa, 1984
English, Good hardcover, quarto, 9 15/16” x 7 9/16”, 287 pp.

Good quarto, brown textured paper over boards, stamped gilt lettering to spine, minimal edgewear to bottom edge, bumping to head and tail, sunning to head and top edge, sunning to top edge, fore-edge and bottom edge of text block, minimal soiling to top edge text block, writing to front free endpaper top right corner in black ballpoint pen “Capetown August 1985”, minimal bumping to tips, clean interior. Good black dustjacket with photograph of rock painting with 3 figures to front, dark blue and black lettering, white lettering to spine, sunning to spine, bumping to tail, edgewear to top edge, minimal edgewear to bottom edge, bumping and tiny closed tear to head, crease to back panel top left corner, approximately 1” closed tear to back flap top right corner. Text in English, Foreword by J. Desmond Clark, replete with mainly black-and-white illustrations of Maps, Figures, Tables, Plates, and full-color photographs of rock paintings, carvings, and scribings in chronological framework. An incredible survey of Prehistoric rock art in Africa with discussions on the purpose behind the artwork.