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DE BOSDARI, Cosmo

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De Bosdari was one of Balkema's important protégés. De Bosdari arrived in South Africa from London without any knowledge or experience of writing. Balkema, however, recognised his talent and motivated him to write this first of many books. In the preface to his published account of Cape Dutch houses and farms, De Bosdari writes that: "The initial impulse came not from exact knowledge, but from the lack of it" (Human, 1999: 450).

Was a recipient of the Simon van der Stel Foundation - Heritage South Africa Gold Medal in 1977.

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books by DE BOSDARI

De Bosdari, C. 1953. Cape Dutch Houses and Farms. Cape Town / Amsterdam: AA Balkema

De Bosdari, C. 1954. Anton Anreith : Africa's first sculptor. Cape Town: AA Balkema

De Bosdari, C. 1971. Cape Dutch Houses and Farms. Cape Town: AA Balkema