The Brenthurst Press

In the early 1970s, to make the resources of the library available to a wider audience, Harry Oppenheimer founded The Brenthurst Press to publish fine, limited-edition books. He wished the books to be scholarly, beautiful and produced to the highest standards.
R F Kennedy, reviewing the first publication in Africana Notes and News, wrote:

“The Brenthurst Press is not technically a private press; it does no printing. But the care that has gone into the printing and production reminds one of the best of the private presses operating in England at the turn of the [20th] century . . . it must be acclaimed as the finest example of South African book production yet to appear.”

The first two Brenthurst Series, produced between 1974 and 1994, largely reproduced manuscript and artwork collections with additional informed comment, annotations and illustrations. With the Third Series, the content was broadened to include new research and academic debate amongst participating authors.

The Brenthurst Press is unable to accept or publish unsolicited manuscripts

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