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Catalogue of books about Africa Q239 25th May 2016

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#24614 Arthur, Sir George. LIFE OF LORD KITCHENER. Volumes 1, 2, 3. Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 3 vols. 326pp, 346pp, 413pp. edges rough-cut, some ff unopened. 8vo. No inscriptions. light wear, frontis foxed & stained all volumes. Vol.1 shows some scuff marks on spine. overall G++ condition. no dustwrappers. externally smart gilt and blue cloth boards will shelve with good appearence. Macmillan. London 1920 1st edition.
Chapter 23 in Vol. 1 through to Chapter 56 in Vol. 2 deal with the Boer War.
#24601 Ballard, Brigadier-General C. SMITH-DORRIEN. Gilt on red cloth boards. 345pp Edges & eps tanned. spine faded, boards a bit faded and spotted. sello residue to pastedowns. a G+ clean sound copy. London: Constable, 1931,1st edition.
Under Part 1 'Some Small Wars' we find: Zululand, 1879. South Africa, 1900-1901. He was one of the few British officers to survive the Battle of Isandlwana, being recommended for a VC. Arriving again in South Africa at the very end of 1899 he had a successful career during the Boer War being swiftly promoted to Major-General. Makes considerable use of Smith-Dorrien's 'Memories Of Forty-Eight Years Service' supplemented by material from his personal diaries and letters.
#24895 Blood, Bindon. FOUR SCORE YEARS AND TEN. Sir Bindon Blood's Reminiscences. Gilt device on black cloth boards. 356pp illustrated 8vo. errata slip. No inscription. bright gilt title and device. minor marks and bumps with some insect depradations next to top and front edges of front board. essentially a sound and reasonably attractive copy. preliminaries tanned else very good contents. no dustwrapper. London, G. Bell and Sons. London 1933 1st edition.
A personal biography by a colonial officer. Comments on such diverse issues as Madam Blavatsky, ownership of the Koh-I-Noor diamond, and tiger hunting. Much of his life was spent in military service in India, but we note that he served during the Zulu War with his company of Royal Engineers (4 chapters) and later (1901) in the Eastern Transvaal during the Boer War (1 chapter).
#24532 Colvin, Ian. THE LIFE OF JAMESON. Volumes 1 & 2. Blue cloth boards. 314pp + 352pp. 8vo. Both volumes: boards VG clean condition. corners bumped & edges foxed. soft at head and tail of spine. dustwrappers soiled, tanned, but no major loss or tears. some sello remains to pastedowns and dustwrapper fold-ins. both nice sound copies. clean & attractive beneath the wrappers. Edward Arnold. London 1922 1st edition.
Standard biography published only a few years after his death. Scarce with a dustwrapper.
#24662 Cowley, Cecil. (Ed. Louis Herrman) (Illus. Paul Wiles). SCHWIKKARD OF NATAL AND THE OLD TRANSVAAL. Tan cloth boards. 164pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. eps tanned, overall a VG copy G-VG dustwrapper (no chips, loss or tears, tanned inside, light rubbing and marking). a decent clean copy with excellent contents. Struik. Cape Town 1974, 1st edition. isbn 0869770381
An account of the adventures of Major Otto Schwikkard during the latter part of the 19thC. A scout for General Colley, he describes the principle battles in the Transvaal War (First Boer War).
#24583 Crum, Major F.M. WITH THE MOUNTED INFANTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA. Being Side-Lights On The Boer Campaign 1899-1902. Dark green cloth boards, red title label to spine. 223pp 8vo. Serious dib to spine surfacing through about 10ff but only marginally affecting readability. edges & eps foxed. ff tanned. A Good sound reading copy. Macmillan & Bowes. 1903 1st edition.
200 copies printed for private circulation from author's diary and letters. Gift inscription from author: "To the Postmaster General, in memory of a very flying visit. Jubbulpoor. 28.viii.07. FMC". Author was in the 1st King's Royal Rifles. Captured at Talana he was held in the Staats Model School in Pretoria. Later he served under General Lyttleton near Olifants River, then with Colonel Campbell's Column, at Lydenburg, then trekking with Colonel Benson's Column. Includes list of casualties in the M.I. 1st KRR and also list of 29 out of 95 men who served with the Company from start to finish of the campaign. Scarce in original edition. COURIER delivery worldwide at standard rate included
#24838 Devitt, Napier. GALLOPING JACK. Being The Reminiscences Of Brigadier-General John Robinson Royston Of Natal, South Africa. Bright blue cloth boards. 127pp 8vo. No inscription. sello remains to pastedowns. top corners bumped. a bright copy, VG condition. London: H.F. & G. Witherby. London c.1937.
Author was born in Natal. This biography recounts action during the Zulu War, The Boer War, and the Bambata Rebellion. In 1914 he formed the Natal Light Horse which saw service in the German South West Africa campaign but was subsequently disbanded. Later in Egypt & Palestine with the 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigade he gained the title nickname at the battle of Romani during the Palestine campaign due to his frequent galloping horse excursions to rouse his troops to greater action at the front.
#24850 Fuller, J.F.C. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN'S WARS. A Subaltern's Journal Of The War In South Africa 1899-1902. Red cloth boards. 304pp illustrated 8vo. Owners inscription ffep. edges foxed. spine handled, a G+ copy, no dustwrapper Faber. London 1937 1st edition.
Author was with the West Kent Mounted Infantry. His duties seem to have avoided any major engagements, but nevertheless a tale of his experiences and, as he says himself, "In his 'Commando' Deneys Reitz has given us one view of the South African War, and here I give another, not so thrilling, I admit …".
#24830 Gore, St John. THE GREEN HORSE IN LADYSMITH. Printed For Private Circulation. Gilt device on red cloth boards. 170pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. ffep excised. foxed throughout to varying degrees. spine faded, some minor marks to boards but still attractive externally. folding map at rear excellent. Sampson Low. London 1901.
Author saw service in the 5th (P.C.W.'s) Dragoon Guards. This is a 'Record of Service' including extracts from diaries & reports. Various interesting appendices including Nominal Roll.
#24780 Green, James. THE STORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN BUSHMEN. (Being Notes Of A Chaplain). Blue cloth boards with photograph inset to front board. 230pp illustrated small 8vo. Worn. spine darkened, stains to rear board, generally rubbed and worn, front hinge showing to canvas, several ff and plates loose but all present. could be restored. as is a sound reading copy. William Brooks. Sydney 1903 1st edition.
Deals mainly with the 1st Regiment of Australian Bushmen.
#24783 Hamilton-Browne, G. ("Maori Browne"). (Illus. S. Valda). A LOST LEGIONARY IN SOUTH AFRICA. Red cloth boards. 308pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. boards spotty and spine faded. sello residue to pastedowns, edges tanned. contents excellent. overall a sound G+ copy. T. Werner Laurie. London (1911) Colonial Edition.
As "Late Commander in Colonial Forces" the author, an adventurer & a gentleman soldier with his man, tells his story. Part 1 recounts time spent with the H.M. 24th Regiment in Zululand, including service at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Part 2 recounts later experiences with Lonsdale's Horse, the Diamond Fields Horse, and the 3rd Mounted Riflemen in the Bechuanaland Field Force. Told with great humour, full of yarns.
#24608 Hamilton, Ian B.M. THE HAPPY WARRIOR. A Life Of General Sir Ian Hamilton. Green cloth boards. 487pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. edges & prelims tanned else contents excellent. overall a VG copy in G+ dustwrapper (tanned, a little worn and rubbed but no major tears or loss). Cassell. London 1966 1st edition.
Chapter 8 covers Majuba, 1881. Chapters 11-15 cover his service in South Africa 1899-1902.
#24673 Johnson, Henry. WITH OUR SOLDIERS AT THE FRONT. Or Conflict And Victory In South Africa. Pictorial boards, black and cream on brown. 192pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. tightly bound. the front board and spine artwork is still attractive, if a little soiled on the front. edges browned. still a G++ sound copy. The Religious Tract Society. London nd. probably 1st printing.
An account of the Boer War as far as the fall of Pretoria.
#24806 Kestell, J.D. THROUGH SHOT AND FLAME. Africana Reprint Library Volume Eight. Gilt on burgundy textured boards. xix + 347pp + x. illustrated 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. red tint to top edge has bled around the top of the foredge, possibly a spill but no other damage to be seen. else VG+ condition with excellent contents in VG dustwrapper (wear and creasing to top and bottom, no loss, chips, or tears). an attractive copy. Africana Book Society. Johannesburg 1976. isbn 0949973211
Originally published in Afrikaans as 'Met De Boeren-Commando's'. He was present at many major engagements and gives memorable accounts of Colenso, of the Boer attempt to break into Ladysmith by storming the Platrand, of his own adventures while on commando and of the "great De Wet hunts". His bitter commentary upon the scorched earth policy (burning farmhouses, killing livestock, and of course the concentration camps) provides a moving counterpoint to the fighting. An educated and sensitive man, minister of the Dutch Reformed Church, he served as chaplain to the Harrismith Commando.
#24827 Kingswell, Elma. KINGSWELL WAR CORRESPONDENT. Green cloth boards. 278pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions but initials 'DH' inked to foredge. spine sunned. eps tanned. a sound clean reading copy. no dustwrapper. Cassell. London 1938 1st edition.
Biographee was involved with many South African newspapers, including the founding of the Sunday Times. Although the book covers his experiences world-wide there are 10 chapters dealing with South Africa including his experiences reporting on the Boer War.
#24896 Kritzinger, P.H. & McDonald, R.D. IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH. Gilt title on original green cloth boards. 178pp illustrated frontis & 6 plates. 8vo. Various pencil ownership inscriptions. boards show energetic insect depradations. tanned and foxed mostly throughout (title page and tissue guard are heavily affected else plates pretty clear of such). One plate taped in with small repair to front edge not affecting image. overall a reading copy Printed For Private Circulation 1904.
General Kritzinger was elected Commandant of the Rouxville Commando in August 1900 until his capture late in 1901 and subsequent court-martial. An exciting personal account of life in a Boer commando.
#24760 Lehmann, Joseph H. REMEMBER YOU ARE AN ENGLISHMAN. A Biography Of Sir Harry Smith 1787-1860. Brown cloth boards. 384pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. ff tanned, foredge spotted, hence a VG copy only in lesser dustwrapper (price-clipped, foxed internally and to fold-ins, spine faded, creasing along top edges and wear at head of spine, no tears or loss). Jonathan Cape. London 1977 1st edition. isbn 022401403X
Based heavily on Sir Harry Smith's own letters as well as archival material from Britian & South Africa.
#24539 Macnab, Roy. THE FRENCH COLONEL. Villebois-Mareuil And The Boers 1899-1900. Black cloth boards. 270pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. offset and foxing to prelims & eps. contents otherwise only lightly marked here & there. dustwrapper is G+ only (lightly spotted, dib to rear gutter, general light wear but no tears or loss). Oxford University Press, London, 1975, 1st edition. isbn 0195700457
Georges, Compte de Villebois-Mareuil was the youngest Colonel in the French army and had commanded the French Foreign Legion in Algeria. Fighting for the Boers, he died in action against the British in the Orange Free State.
#24835 May, Henry John. MUSIC OF THE GUNS. Based on Two Journals Of The Boer War. Tan cloth boards. 196pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. edges spotted, boards very clean. VG in dustwrapper (spine a little handled but no tears or loss). Jarrolds. London 1970 stated 1st edition thus. isbn 0091002303
Author links two disparate diaries, one by Freda Schlosberg a farmers 14-year old daughter, the other by Alexander Kay an English doctor and war correspondent. She tells of the looting and burning of farms, he of the siege of Ladysmith. Later in Pretoria paths cross as they meet and she asks him for news of a friend. Interesting entry from Kay's journal re Breaker Morant and the Bushveld Carbineers.
#24854 Meintjes, Johannes. SWORD IN THE SAND. The Life And Death Of Gideon Scheepers. Brown cloth boards. 242pp illustrated 8vo. Owners signature ffep. sello remnants to pastedowns. eps & edges tanned. a G+ copy in VG dustwrapper (unmarked externally, no chips, loss, or tears. sello offset and remains to fold-ins). Tafelberg 1969.
Gideon Scheepers, a 23 year old Boer fighter, was executed by British firing squad next to an empty grave only months before the Anglo-Boer War came to an end. The body was exhumed and reburied in an unknown grave to prevent his commando from recovering it. Failing to adhere to the Geneva Convention in respect of prisoners of war his death caused an outcry and the way in which it was carried out ensured a martyr's status for him thereafter.
#24552 Melville, C.H. LIFE OF GENERAL THE RIGHT HON. SIR REDVERS BULLER. Volumes 1 & 2. Gilt title on red cloth boards. edges rough-cut. 328pp + 325pp illustrated 8vo. Top edges dusty, foredges & eps spotted / tanned. foxed here and there throughout, maps & plates unaffected. an attractive VG set. Edward Arnold. London 1923 1st edition.
Provides considerable coverage of the Boer War from biographee's perspective.
#24580 Moeller, Lieutenant B. TWO YEARS AT THE FRONT WITH MOUNTED INFANTRY. Being The Diary Of Lieutenant B. Moeller. Green cloth boards. teg. 296pp illustrated 8vo. ffep probably excised. boards spotted & spine darkened. ff tanned especially eps. overall a sound clean reading copy. Grant Richards. London 1903 1st edition.
Written as a private diary by Bertie Moeller and intended for his parents alone, jotted down in the midst of war, in the veld, or on the saddle. With eleven years in the Honourable Artillery Company he received his commission in 1899 and volunteered for the Mounted Infantry in the C.I.V. Regiment. He saw action with the 7th MI at Bethlehem, Naauwpoort Nek, Golden Gate, Cox's Farm, Heilbron. He was mortally wounded in later action at Holland in the Transvaal at the very end of 1901. Provides an almost day-by-day account of his two years in the saddle. Memoir by Lieut-Col. L.R.C. Boyle.
#24845 Mounted Black, A. (Jock Elliot). CAMPAIGNING IN SOUTH AFRICA. Gilt on black cloth boards. 240pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. eps foxed. corners bumped, slight crush to head and tail of spine. a clean sound copy. overall a fairly smart near VG copy. Printed for Private Circulation. c.1901.
Includes slip worded "With The Author's Compliments". Author was with the City of London Imperial Volunteers (CIV) and may have been J.A.G Elliot according to several sources. Personal experiences during the campaigns which lasted less than a year (1900).
#24692 Rompel, Frederik. HEROES OF THE BOER WAR. Original dec. green cloth boards. 196pp illustrated 4to. Boards marked, sello remains to pastedowns. some foxing and damp-storage marks, but both folding maps at rear excellent without tears. a sound reading copy. 'Review of Reviews Office' & The 'Nederland Publishing Co'. London 1903.
Introduction by Major-General Albert Pfister, Preface by W.T. Stead. This publication records the stories of Boer Generals, politicians, and others.
#24640 Rompel-Koopman, L. WAT MEVROUW GENERAL JOUBERT VERTELT. Gilt on black dec pale green boards. 96pp illustrated small 8vo. No inscription. edges dusty & spotted. minor wear to spine else boards clean and attractive. ff tanned, foxed. no dustwrapper. H.A.U.M. / J.H. de Bussy. Tweede Druk, 1916.
Afrikaans text.
#24837 Rosslyn, The Earl Of. TWICE CAPTURED. A Record Of Adventure During The Boer War. Gilt on blue textured boards. 477pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. sello remains on pastedowns. edges tanned. an attractive bright VG copy. no dustwrapper. William Blackwood. Edinburgh & London 1900.
Author was correspondent to the 'Daily Mail' & the 'Sphere' during the Boer War. He was present at the battle of Pieters Hill and the Relief of Ladysmith, after which a 6-day ride took him through Basutoland via Matatiele, Maseru, and Ladybrand, to Bloemfontein.
#24856 Smith-Dorrien, Horace. MEMORIES OF FORTY-EIGHT YEARS' SERVICE. Gilt device on black cloth boards. 522pp illustrated 8vo. Owners signature ffep. eps and edges tanned. sello remains to pastedowns else a very sound clean item in VG condition overall. John Murray. London 1925 reprint in year of 1st edition.
Commencing in the first chapter with the Zulu War he gives an account of his own escape at Isandhlwana, including details of the saving of the colours of the 24th Regiment by Melvill & Coghill which vary from other contemporary reports. There are 12 chapters relating to the Boer War. This is a full biography of his military career and so covers time spent in India, and during the Great War both in France and East Africa.
#24766 Tant' Alie. (Tr. Emily HobHouse). TANT' ALIE OF TRANSVAAL. Her Diary 1880-1902. Translated From The Taal By Emily Hobhouse With Preface. Gilt on green cloth boards. 318pp 8vo. No inscription. edges spotted, some minor foxing here and there. a G-VG copy. no dustwrapper. externally still attractive. George Allen & Unwin. London 1923 1st edition.
Alie Badenhorst tells her story, commencing from some years before the Boer War, as recorded in her diary. Author was held in a concentration camp at Klerksdorp while her husband was also a prisoner of war. Graphically illustrates the suffering during those times. COURIER delivery worldwide at standard rate included
#24541 Thomas, Ada. MEMORIALS OF CHARLES DIXON KIMBER. Lieut. 48th Co. Imperial Yeomanry. Decorated brown & gilt tan cloth boards. 249pp illustrated 8vo. Feps excised before frontis. boards soiled, foxed throughout but plates are clean. a sound reading copy. James Nisbet. London 1902 1st edition.
Written by his sister. Includes original 'Note' which indicates that the proceeds of sale of the book would be handed to the South Africa General Mission for some work in his memory. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Lindley but later escaped. He was shot assisting a comrade with a new mount, probably July 16 1901, near Grasslaagte.
#24793 Watkins-Pitchford, H. (Comp. Marjorie P. Lugg). BESIEGED IN LADYSMITH. A Letter To His Wife, Written In Ladysmith During The Siege. Inscription on title page referring to information on author. Eps are tanned and show some sello remains. boards and contents are excellent, overall thus G-VG in dustwrapper (spine faded, sello remains to fold-ins) else a clean copy. Shuter & Shooter. Pietermaritzburg 1964.
Written over the period October 27th 1899 to 1st March. Compiled by author's daughter, Marjorie P. Lugg. Inscribed by her thus: "To Mr Lewis Lewis. Cordially yours, Marjorie P. Lugg, September 1966". Includes copy of a later letter from inscribee to author requesting her to arrange for another title by a member of the Lugg family to be inscribed for him.
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#24867 W.D. & H.O. Wills Ltd. BRITISH COMMANDERS IN THE TRANSVAAL WAR 1899-1900. Gilt title on purple background paper-covered card. stapled glossy paper production. 8vo. No insription. fading around spine and edges. staples rusted and visible through front card. still fairly attractive and with unmarked contents. W.D. & H.O. Wills c.1900.
A promotional item that features 23 photographs (with tobacco advertisement above each) and biographical details on facing page. Entries for: Lord Roberts, Lord Kitchener, Sir Redvers Buller, Sir George White, Sir F. Forrestier Walker, Lord Methuen, Sir Charles Warren, Sir Leslie Rundle, Sir W.F. Gatacre, Thomas Kelly-Kenny, J.D.P. French, Sir A. Hunter, A. Fitz-Roy Hart, H.J.T. Hildyard, Hon. N.G. Lyttelton, Sir H.E. Colvile, Sir F. Carrington, J.P. Brabazon, Hector A. MacDonald, Lord Dundonald, R.S.S. Baden-Powell, R.J. Kekewich, & H.C.O. Plumer.
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#24643 Blore, Harold. AN IMPERIAL LIGHT HORSEMAN. Red cloth boards. frontis. 328pp 8vo. No inscription. eps tanned & spine faded else a sound clean copy, overall G-VG condition. Arthur Pearson. London 1900, 1st (Colonial) edition.
A novel of the Boer War. May be semi autobiographical.
#24644 Hayens, Herbert. SCOUTING FOR BULLER. Pictorial green cloth boards & spine with gilt title. coloured frontis with tissue guard. 400pp 8vo. Less than good. rear hinge held by netting. rear ep loose. bookplate. frontis & title page loose. Thomas Nelson and Sons. London 1904 1st edition.
#24814 Russell, George Hansby. ON COMMANDO. Gilt script on red cloth boards. 383pp 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. spine a little faded & ff just tanning, else a most attractive copy. sound, clean, and tight. overall VG, no dustwrapper. London. Hutchinson 1902 1st edition.
A romance set during the Boer war. Author also wrote 'Under The Sjambok'.
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#24566 Dickson, William Kennedy-Laurie. THE BIOGRAPH IN BATTLE. Its Story In The South African War Related With Personal Experiences. Green cloth boards decorated with white + gilt + black titling plus three photographs. 296pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. front hinge cracking else a clean attractive G-VG copy. T. Fisher Unwin. London 1901 1st edition.
William Kennedy Laurie Dickson was a Scottish inventor who devised an early motion picture camera under the employment of Thomas Edison. In 1895 he founded the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company which was the first motion picture company devoted entirely to film production and exhibition. During November 1899 through July 1900 Dickson was in South Africa filming scenes of the Boer War, often at the very front of the action, and including the relief of Ladysmith. Liberally illustrated.
#24674 Selby, John. THE BOER WAR. A Study In Cowardice And Courage. Khaki cloth boards. 237pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. 4 square corners. sello offset to pastdowns and dustwrapper fold-ins. eps and edges spotted. overall G-VG in dustwrapper (minor wear at head and tail of spine else a nice shiny copy with no loss or tears). Arthur Barker. London 1969 1st edition. isbn 0213178850
Examines the features of the conflict that caused the war to be labelled 'the gentlemen's war'. The chivalry and gallantry from both sides, temporary truces in the battles, generously conceding quarter in victory and gaining it in defeat.
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#24795 Omond, G.W.T. THE BOERS IN EUROPE. A Sidelight On History. Green cloth boards. 277pp 8vo. Bookplate front pastedown and some later ownership annotations to ffep, edges tanned, boards & spine lightly soiled hence a Good sound copy. Adam & Charles Black. London 1903 1st edition.
A polemical and one-sided analysis of the negotiations and issues surrounding the defeated Boer Republics, particularly critical and hostile to the representatives of South Africa.
#24818 S.N.D. (S.N. Dimbleby?). with St. John, Sir Frederick R. THE BOERS AND THE WAR FROM THE IMPARTIAL FOREIGNER'S POINT OF VIEW. A History In Brief (1652-1902). containing chapters on ... Gilt title on blue cloth boards. No inscription. eps foxed else contents good. overall near VG condition. no dustwrapper. Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton, Kent. London 1902 1st edition.
"... The Cause And Commencement Of The War; The Gold Discovery And The Consequences It Entailed; Question Of Intervention; Possible Peace Terms; The Women And Children And The Concentration Camps, Tent Life &c.; Enemies To Peace. With Further Notes; Atrocity Charges Dealt With; Terms Of Peace; Surrender Agreement, &c. Compiled Principally From The Writings Of Eminent Swiss And Other European Publicists. With Confirmatory Note By Sir Frederick R. St. John, K.C.M.G., Late British Minister To Switzerland".
#24868 Storey, R. Douglas. & Perris, George Herbert. (Ed. Francis Parker). ARBITRATION OR WAR? A VIEW OF THE TRANSVAAL QUESTION. With A Glance Also At Arbitration In Politics Generally. Printed paper wraps. 90pp stapled 8vo. Wraps tanned & parting at staples but still contiguous with the body of the item. Harrison & Son. London 1899.
Possibly sponsored by The Transvaal Committee, a grouping protesting against war with the Transvaal. Takes a contemporary historical look at past history and the present situation and argues agains the whitewashing of Rhodes's part in the Jameson Raid, the whipping up of emotion and the agitation against the Boers by Fleet Street's unflinching support of the Uitlanders and their alleged grievances. Scarce original item.
#24778 Van Hoek, Kees. KRUGER DAYS. Reminiscences Of Dr W.J. Leyds. Quarter 'leatherette' over paper-covered boards. 54pp illustrated 12mo. Boards a little spotted else this is a nice tight sound & clean G-VG copy. no dustwrapper. "South Africa". London 1939.
As Secretary for State Dr Leyds was for ten years President Kruger's right hand man, and when the Boer War broke out he was serving in Europe as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the South African Republic. At the time he was unjustly charged with precipitating the conflict by virtue of encouraging the Boers to believe that in their hour of need the Great Powers would come to their aid. In fact he tried and failed for a year to convince them that they could not count on any help form France, Germany, or Russia.
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#24784 Amery, L. S., Childers, Erskine., & Williams, Basil. (Eds). (The Times). THE TIMES HISTORY OF THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA 1900-1902 Volumes 1 to 7. Gilt on red cloth boards. 7 volumes illustrated 8vo. A reference set only. Boards are stained & spotted, spines are most unattractive showing damp storage and sunning. Sold with all faults but we note missing map of Transvaal from front pocket of Vol.5 (we have collated all plates and maps and this seems to be the only missing item). London, Sampson Low, 1900, 1902, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909
The de facto standard contemporary reference work on the Boer War.
#24763 Aston, P. E. (Ed). THE RAID ON THE TRANSVAAL BY DR JAMESON. Red dec. cloth boards. 306pp illustrated 12mo. Owners inscription front pastedown. loss at top of spine not affecting title. overall Good condition. Dean & Son. London c.1897.
Printed after the Jameson raid but before the start of the Boer War this reviews aspects of South African history leading to the Raid, then the Raid itself, and then the aftermath of the events following its failure.
#24862 Barbary, James. THE BOER WAR. Chocolate cloth boards. 160pp illustrated small 8vo. Owners inscription to title page. edges spotted. overall VG in dustwrapper Victor Gollancz. London 1971. isbn 0575006048
A brief history of the Boer War for young people. James Barbary was the pen-name of Jack Beeching, under which pseudonym he wrote a number of books for younger people.
#24794 Borer, Mary Cathcart. (Illus. Douglas Phillips). THE BOER WAR. October 10, 1899 - May 31, 1902. Ochre cloth boards. 79pp illustrated small 8vo. No inscription. edges spotted, clean attractive sound copy in Good dustwrapper (wear and tanning, chipped at head & tail of spine and to top of rear, but no major tears or loss). When and Why Books No.11. Lutterworth Press, London 1971. isbn 0718818059
Aimed at a youthful audience, this provides a brief history, from a solidly British perspective, of the circumstances leading to the war as well as the war itself and the aftermath.
#24588 Brandt, Johanna. THE PETTICOAT COMMANDO. Or, Boer Women In Secret Service. Green and brown on tan pictorial boards. 376pp illustrated 8vo. Beautiful decorated boards and spine. 4 square corners. no inscriptions. front & rear boards near-Fine, edges and eps tanned, the latter also showing sello offset. an exceptionally attractive copy in G- dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped, minor areas of loss). the wrapper has undoubtedly maintained the book in such unusual condition. the contents are also particularly clean. Mills & Boon. London 1913 1st Colonial edition.
"I have tried to give the public some idea of what was done by Boer women, during the great Anglo-Boer war, to keep their men in the field and to support them in what proved to be a hopeless struggle for independence and liberty". Written ten years after the end of the war, the author draws from her own diary and other sources.
#24634 Bufton, John. TASMANIANS IN THE TRANSVAAL WAR. Original gilt title on cloth boards, black variant. red ledger edges. 534pp illustrated 8vo. A Good sound copy only. boards very 'dusty' and tired, contents are unmarked. S.G. Loone. Tasmania 1905 1st edition.
This refers to the (second) Boer War, not the Transvaal War (first Boer War). Particularly noted for extensive photographs of identified individual combatants, the inclusion of various notes, letters, and diaries, list of men and engagements fought, list of decorations and orders awarded. COURIER delivery worldwide at standard rate included
#24595 Burleigh, Bennet. THE NATAL CAMPAIGN. Pictorial cloth boards. No inscription. edges tanned else externally an attractive copy. sound but foxing to lesser or greater extent on most ff throughout. overall G-VG condition. Chapman & Hall. London 1900, 1st edition.
Author was Special War Correspondent Of The Daily Telegraph.
#24676 Creswicke, Louis. SOUTH AFRICA AND THE TRANSVAAL WAR. 7 volumes. 7 published volumes bound into 4 physical volumes. Gilt on quarter red leather (standard South African publisher's binding). aeg. marbled eps. illustrated 8vo. A set of Good condition copies. sound condition and strongly bound but rubbed and worn esp. to head & tail of spine, boards spotted & some tanning. Vol.1 (contains Vols.I & II) Good condition. Vol.2 (contains Vols.III & IV) half of ffep excised else Good condition. Vol.3 (contains Vols.V-VI) Good condition. Vol.4 (contains Vol.VII) frontis with ffep loose else Good condition. T.C. & E.C. Jack. Edinburgh 1900-1902. (D.E. McConnell, Cape Town).
Major contemporary standard work on the war. Extensively illustrated. Does not include Vol.8 'South Africa And Its Future'.
#24816 Danes, Richard. CASSELL'S HISTORY OF THE BOER WAR 1899-1901. Bound with gilt on blue spine and black patterned boards. 1560pp illustrated b/w only. large 8vo. No inscription. ff tanned. one ff loose. overall G++ condition. Cassell. London 1901 1st edition.
Originally issued in 49 weekly serial issues. This is a later binding, not original, not recent. There are neither colour illustrations nor a colour frontis in this edition.
#24750 De Souza, C.W.L. (Illus. Brenda Lighton). NO CHARGE FOR DELIVERY. Printed brown on tan buckram boards. 204pp illustrated square 4to. No inscription. eps tanned & with some minor sello remains else a VG copy in dustwrapper (also shows sello remains along edges and to fold-ins where plastic covering was attached, no loss, chips, or tears). this is actually still an attractive copy despite preceding faults. Books of Africa, 1969.
Louis de Souza was the Secretary for War in Pretoria before it fell to the British. A collection of telegrams stored by him was discovered and released by his son. They provide interesting insights and include communications from Winston Churchill, Smuts, Kruger, Baden-Powell, Danie Theron, Steyn, and Botha as well as many lesser personages.
#24679 De Wet, Christiaan Rudolf. THREE YEARS WAR. (October 1899 - June 1902). Gilt signature device on green cloth boards. 520pp 8vo. Ownership signature ffep. Spine faded, boards marked, sello remains to pastedowns. a Good sound copy. foldout map at rear excellent. Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd, Westminster 1902.
A veteran of the Transvaal War, where he fought at Majuba, he was initially a commandant in Natal, and then went to serve under Gen. Cronje in the west. He was involved in the peace negotiations at the end of the war. The book has extensive appendices: The first meeting of the National Representatives in Vereenigning. The conference at Pretoria between the committee of the National Representatives and Lords Kitchener & Milner. The second meeting of the National Representatives at Vereeniging. all in May 1902. He was imprisoned for taking part in the Maritz rebellion of 1914 and sentenced to 6 years in jail, being released after one year on undertaking to not be further involved in politics.
#24690 Dr Barnard, C.J. GENERAAL LOUIS BOTHA OP DIE NATALSE FRONT. 1899-1900. One quarter 'leather' over plum boards. 223pp illustrated 4to. Gift inscription to title page hence VG only in lesser dustwrapper (badly soiled, no major loss or tears). A.A Balkema. Kaapstad 1970 1st edition.
The first of a (projected) two-volume examination of Louis Botha's military career in the Boer War. Includes original book review from the Cape Times.
#24803 Gardner, Brian. THE LION'S CAGE. Maroon cloth boards. 200pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. sello remnants to front pastedown, hence a VG copy in dustwrapper (really bright and shiny, no chips, loss, or tears, but sello remnants to fold-ins). on external inspection an above average bright clean copy. Arthur Barker. London 1969. isbn 0213764776
"The debunker of Baden-Powell, hero of Mafeking, has now turned his attention to Rhode's role in the siege of Kimberley" - Cape Times review 23-04-1969. Author "tells for the first time the full story of the four-month siege" - dustwrapper blurb.
#24627 Goldmann, Charles Sydney. WITH GENERAL FRENCH AND THE CAVALRY IN SOUTH AFRICA. Quarter red over black cloth boards. 462pp illustrated photos maps. 8vo. Spine splitting at rear, taped repair at front, head and tail worn. rear hinge to canvas. rear pocket split. a sound complete working copy with the bound-in plates + the 44 fold-out maps and the 8 sketches in rear pocket, all present. Macmillan. London 1902 1st edition.
Author was Special Correspondent with the column of Sir Revers Buller In Natal, and later with Lord Roberts in the South African campaign.
#24604 Great General Staff, Berlin. (Tr. Colonel Hubert Du Cane). THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA. Volume 2. The Advance To Pretoria After Paardeberg, The Upper Tugela Campaign, Etc. Prepared In The Historical Section Of The Great General Staff, Berlin. Rebound half red leather over marbled boards with marbled eps. 374pp illustrated 8vo. Owners inscription. a clean sound copy. some external wear to marbled paper exposing board. ff lightly tanned throughout. maps not present but all illustrations are there. overall G++ condition with nice shelf appearance. John Murray. London 1906 1st edition.
A detailed and critical analysis of British military tactics in these engagements continuing through the Relief of Ladysmith. Includes a short survey of the summer of 1900 and a tactical retrospect.
#24681 Griffith, Kenneth. THANK GOD WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING. The Siege And Relief Of Ladysmith 1899-1900. Mango cloth boards. 398pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. edges tanned & some ff spotted. minor sello residue to outside edge of front pastedown. overall G+ in VG dustwrapper (spine shows light fading, no chips, loss, or tears). Review (Sunday Times) of book taped in. Hutchinson. London1974 1st edition. isbn 0091205409
Relying heavily on interviews with then still living Boer War veterans, contemporary letters, journals, & dispatches, Boer War film-maker & author paints a not unfamiliar picture of farmer soldiers humbling the British forces under the faltering command of Redvers Buller.
#24599 Hillegas, Howard C. WITH THE BOER FORCES. (or 'The Boers In War'). Gilt on red cloth boards. 318pp illustrated 8vo. Owners inscription to half-title page. spine fading lightly. some minor marks to rear board else a very attractive copy. edges and eps tanned and some minor foxing here and there throughout. overall VG. no dustwrapper. Methuen. London 1901 1st UK edition. Not the 'Colonial' edition
In 1895 Hillegas began employment as a writer for the New York World and was sent to South Africa to cover the hostilities between the British and the Boers, reporting from the Boer point of view. He was the first journalist to report that the fighting between Britain and the Boers had started in the Second Boer War. This book was suppressed by the British authorities in 1901. His account includes details about the composition and organization of the Boer forces.
#24691 Hopkins & Halstead. SOUTH AFRICA AND THE BOER-BRITISH WAR. Volumes 1 & 2. Two volumes bound together as one in original half blue leather with gilt title on red cloth boards. 858pp illustrated 8vo. Front board badly shaken, netting visible with 50% holding. amateur tape repair to spine and front board, sello remains to pastedowns, gift letter taped to front pastedown, gift inscription ffep. a reading copy. War Book Publishing & J.C. Nichols. Toronto nd (post 1902).
Includes Canadian records of service and action.
#24658 Kidd, Dudley. ECHOES FROM THE BATTLEFIELDS OF SOUTH AFRICA. Pictorial dec. red cloth boards. 192pp illustrated small 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. spine dulled and worn at ends. front board still very attractive. overall a near VG copy. Marshall Brothers. London 1900 1st edition.
The South African General Mission served the British forces during the Boer war, providing medical, spiritual, and other assistance. Their story commences with the Jameson Raid, then follows chapters dealing with Modder River & Magersfontein, Paardeberg and General Cronje, Kimberley & Bloemfontein, Ladysmith, and work among the Cape Mounted Riflemen. AIRMAIL at standard rate
#24722 Kisch, Henry. & Tugman, H. St. J. (Pub. George Newnes) THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH. Described In 64 Pictures … Printed wraps. stapled. 64pp oblong 4to. Wraps reinforced & repaired on all edges, spine repaired, rear wrap creased both corners, hence unattractive. contents unmarked. George Newnes. London, nd.
… "Described in 64 pictures from the only complete set of photographs taken during the siege by a resident photographer (Henry Kisch). The first photographs brought to England after the relief of the town, with descriptions by an eye-witness (H. St.J Tugman)".
#24879 "Linesman". (Maurice Grant). WORDS BY AN EYEWITNESS. The Struggle In Natal. Pictorial black & silver on blue boards. 343pp 8vo. No inscription. edges & eps tanned. front hinge showing to canvas. some marking to rear board but front & spine attractive. a clean G++ copy William Blackwood and Son. London 1902 6th imp.
Author believed to be Col. Maurice Grant who submitted reports to Blackwood's Magazine.
#24569 LLoyd, J. Barclay. ONE THOUSAND MILES WITH THE C.I.V. Gilt & white dec. red cloth boards. 288pp illustrated map. 8vo. Owners signature ffep. spine stained and marked. eps tanned. folding map excellent with no tears. overall a Good sound copy. Methuen. London 1901 1st edition.
Author was a lance-corporal in the Cyclist Section of the City Imperial Volunteers, arriving in Cape Town in February 1900 and moving forthwith to Bloemfontein. He saw action in Houthek, Welkom, Zand River, Lindley, Frederickstad, Doornkop, & Diamond Hill. This was the same unit as written about by Lionel Curtis in "With Milner In South Africa".
#24831 Macdonald, Donald HOW WE KEPT THE FLAG FLYING. The Siege Of Ladysmith. Original decorated gilt title on light blue boards with large blue, black, red, & white Union Jack . 303pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. frontis tissue-guard taped in. front hinge shakey to canvas. edges & prelims foxed. externally clean and fairly attractive, overall G++ condition. London. Ward Lock 1900 1st edition.
Author was an Australian born in Melbourne in 1859. As war correspondent to the Melbourne Argus during the Anglo-Boer war he wrote this detailed account from personal experiences of surviving the siege within Ladysmith.
#24666 Martin, A.C. THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS 1900-1902. Facts, Figures, And Fables. Yellow cloth boards. 109pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. ff tanned. some marking to edges of boards. overall a Good copy in Good only dustwrapper (no loss or tears but rather worn and soiled). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1957. 1st edition.
Author contends that many untruths about the formation and running of the camps were told, and provides evidence to refute the general claims made against the camps in the many years following the Boer War. Foreword by Arthur Keppel-Jones.
#24653 Maydon, J. G. FRENCH'S CAVALRY CAMPAIGN Red cloth boards. 197pp + advts. 8vo. Owners inscription and embossed stamp. ff tanned, some foxing to plates. spine has faded lightly, worn at head and tail of spine. overall a Good clean copy, contents excellent London. Arthur Pearson 1902 2nd edition.
Author was a member of the Legislative Assembly, Natal. Deals up to and including the capture of Bloemfontein, including Modder River, Magersfontein, the Relief of Kimberley, and actions against Cronje and de Wet.
#24633 Moore, Dermot Michael. GENERAL LOUIS BOTHA'S SECOND EXPEDITION TO NATAL DURING THE ANGLO-BOER WAR. September - October 1901. Gilt on maroon skivertex boards. 112pp illustrated b/w photos, maps. No inscriptions. a VG copy in G++ dustwrapper (tanned internally, small dib to rear also affecting rear board, light wear but no loss or tears). Volume 1 by the Historical Publication Society 1979. isbn 0620042737
An account of the irregular operations by Louis Botha's forces in the field during which they launched attacks on the Itala and Fort Prospect frontier posts. During this time they diverted thousands of British troops from planned operations on the Highveld and restocked their ammunition and supplies by capturing a 31-wagon convoy and then retreating away from the closing British cordon. The results showed that the burghers in the field were still militarily significant at that time.
#24829 Pearse, H.H.S. FOUR MONTHS BESIEGED. The Story Of Ladysmith. Being Unpublished Letters From … Red titling on mustard cloth boards. 244pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. cloth soiled especially spine and edges. eps tanned. a Good sound copy only. no dustwrapper. folding map at rear excellent. London. Macmillan 1900.
Author was the 'Daily News' special correspondent. His letters contain the full story of the siege from within.
#24734 Pemberton, W. Baring. BATTLES OF THE BOER WAR. Blue cloth boards. 216pp illustrated 8vo. Heavy sello offset to eps. 4 square corners, very clean externally, hence overall VG in dustwrapper (price-clipped, sello offset to fold-ins, minor wear but no loss or tears). Batsford. London 1964 1st edition.
The battles of Belmont, Modder River, Magersfontein, Colenso, and Spion Kop, form the subject of this book. The author shows that the Boer commanders were not all either without fault or a measure of good fortune. His account of the fighting itself makes much use of unpublished letters, diaries and other eye-witness material.
#24533 Phillipps, L. March. WITH RIMINGTON. Red cloth boards. 219pp 8vo. Ownership inscription ffep. externally much marked. tape repair to lower spine. unattractive. some annotations written or tipped in. quite foxed. a sound reading copy only. Edward Arnold. London 1901 1st edition.
Commencing from their Orange River camp, November 18th 1899, this covers action of Rimington's Guides (aka Rimington's Tigers, later Damant's Horse) at Belmont, Graspan, Modder River, Magersfontein, the Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, Bloemfontein, the march to and from Pretoria. Also chapters on Prinsloo's surrender, and farm burning. Very critical of the grievances of the Uitlanders as official reasons for the war, considering them as trumped-up to provoke the situation. Notably the book is dedicated to Lieutenant Gustavus Coulson of the King's Own Scottish Borderers who fell at Lambrechtfontein on May 19th 1901 bringing off a wounded man from under enemy fire for which he received the Victoria Cross.
#24573 Ralph, Julian. AT PRETORIA The Capture Of The Boer Capitals And The Hoisting Of The Flag At Pretoria. A Companion Volume To 'Towards Pretoria'. Red cloth boards. portrait frontis. 377pp 8vo. No inscriptions. eps tanned. minor foxing here and there. spine faded, corners bumped, one page torn and neatly repaired. overall a Good clean sound copy. no dustwrapper. Pearson's Colonial Library. Arthur Pearson. London 1901 1st edition.
Author was Special War Correspondent to the Daily Mail.
#24786 Ransford, Oliver. THE BATTLE OF SPION KOP. Red cloth boards. 150pp illustrated 8vo. No inscriptions. edges a little spotted, minor spotting to boards, a VG copy with VG dustwrapper (price-clipped, exceedingly bright and shiny). John Murray. London 1969 1st edition. isbn 0719519144
Author looks closely at the characters of the main players in this military tragedy as well as the battle itself.
#24686 Sampson, Victory & Hamilton, Ian ANTI-COMMANDO. Red cloth boards. 220pp illustrated 8vo. Publisher's promotional leaflet taped to front pastedown. top edge spotted. sello remains to rear pastedown. some pencil annotations. G+ condition. no dustwrapper. contents excellent, foldout maps have no tears. Faber. London 1931 1st edition.
"Those who delighted in 'Commando', that magnificent record by Colonel Denys Reitz of his experiences with the Boer Army during the South African War, will be fascinated by this lively account of a remarkable and resourceful man, the late Wools Sampson, who on the British side was largely responsible for the system of espionage and surprise tactics which in the long run broke down the Boer opposition". Faber blurb.
#24572 Seton-Kaar, Henry. THE CALL TO ARMS 1900-1901. Or, A Review Of The Imperial Yeomanry Movement And Some Subjects Connected Therewith. Gilt dec. dark tan cloth boards. 329pp 8vo. Spine soft at head & tail, soiled and marked. eps tanned, especially the 40pp publishers catalogue at rear. frontis with tissue guard held with tape. a sound reading copy. Longmans Green. London 1902 1st edition.
Mainly the story of the Mounted Sharpshooters Corps. Part 2 covers the army rifle from various aspects. Appendices includes list of officers and men for the 18th, 21st, & 23rd battalions Imperial Yeomanry, and the Mounted Sharpshooters Corps - 67th, 70th, 71st, & 75th companies. Appendix ix refers to the action at Tafelkop.
#24807 Steevens, G.W. (Ed. Vernon Blackburn). FROM CAPETOWN TO LADYSMITH. An Unfinished Record Of The South African War. Original mango cloth boards, 180pp + 32pp publisher's catalogue. illustrated with 2 maps. 8vo. No inscriptions. edges and eps tanned of course, else a clean sound G-VG copy. William Blackwood. London 1900 1st edition.
With authors sense of humour this is one of the great classics of the Boer War. Author was besieged in Ladysmith, and died there of a fever Jan 15 1900 just weeks before its relief. (obituary in The Graphic 2/04/1900). The last chapter by Vernon Blackwood is an appreciation of the author and records many compliments from others.
#24702 Symons, Julian. BULLER'S CAMPAIGN. Black cloth boards. 312pp iilustrated 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. top edge spotted. minor tear at head of spine, prelims tanned, hence a VG only copy in dustwrapper (tanned inside, spine fading, light wear and rubbing). still a clean attractive copy. White Lion Publishers. London 1964, 1st edition thus. similar to the 1963 Cresset Press edition. isbn 0856179973
Seeks to provide the background to Buller's failures in the Boer War, showing how they were part of a wider epidemic of inefficiency. When the war started the army was deficient in arms, clothing, and other equipment to a degree that would seem incredible were it not fully documented. Not seeking to exonerate his blunders, it presents Buller as a more intricate and interesting character than the dunderhead of popular legend.
#24779 The Intelligence Officer (Lionel James?). ON THE HEELS OF DE WET. Dec. green cloth boards. 346pp small 8vo. Boards spotted, spine darkened, spine lean, sello remains to pastedowns. a Good sound reading copy. William Blackwood. London 1902 2nd impression Colonial Edition.
The front board carries a floral design with the wording "For circulation in India and British Colonies only". Written in narrative form, and originally published in Blackwood's Magazine. Pencil annotations on front pastedown identify the author as Lionel James.
#24629 Warwick, Peter. & Spies, S.B. (Eds). THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR. The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Tan cloth boards. 415pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. 4 square corners. eps tanned else contents unmarked. a VG+ copy in bright VG dustwrapper (some closed tears around head of spine, no loss). Longman. London 1980 1st edition. isbn 058278526X
A detailed overview of the war, well illustrated. Specialist contributions look at the war from thematic viewpoints rather than chronologically, thus providing deeper insights into the war and its aftermath than may be derived from a simple 'history'. A recommended read to update old perceptions.
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#24700 Gordon, Major L.L. & Joslin, Edward C. BRITISH BATTLES AND MEDALS A Description … Gilt title on blue cloth boards. 437pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate to front pastedown. top edge dusty, a VG copy in matching dustwrapper (tanned internally, very minor wear at head & tail of spine, no chips, tears, or loss, bright and shiny). Spink & Sons. London 1979 5th edition.
"… Of Every Campaign Medal And Bar Awarded Since The Armada, With The Historical Reasons For Their Award And The Names Of The Ships, Regiments And Squadrons Of The Royal Air Force Whose Personnel Are Entitled To Them".
#24669 Hall, Richard T. PRINCE ALFRED'S GUARD. ITS HISTORY. With Notes Relating To The Volunteer Movement In Port Elizabeth. Printed red boards. 421pp illustrated 32mo. No inscriptions. spine is faded and nibbled through in places. some foxing else a sound copy. Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony 1906.
The earliest of the three extant histories of this regiment. Deals with the Transkei rebellion, the Basutoland & Bechuanaland campaigns, the Boer War, and the Natal rebellion. Extensively illustrated.
#24561 Hayward, John. & and Hall, Donald. (Arms and Armour Press). SOUTH AFRICAN WAR HONOURS AND AWARDS, 1899-1902. Officers And Men Of The Army And Navy Mentioned In Despatches. Red cloth boards. 132pp 4to. No inscriptions. top edge spotted, some minor sello remains to pastedowns, else generally G-VG in attractive glossy dustwrapper (minor wear only, no loss or tears). Arms and Armour Press 1971. Originally published in the Army and Navy Gazette 1902. isbn 0853680523
Comprises: Announcements gazetted to May 1902., Announcements gazetted from May to November 1902., Index., Announcements gazetted from November 1902 to March 1903., Regimental casualties with period of service of each regiment.
#24728 Hibbard, M.G. BOER WAR TRIBUTE MEDALS. Dark maroon cloth boards. 236pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. 4to. Neat gift inscription ffep, hence VG+ condition in lesser dustwrapper (rubbed, chipped and with small tears around head of spine). Constantia Classics. Fourways 1982. isbn 0620058714
Limited edition. Copy No.674 of 1500. Tribute medals were presented to returning (British) Boer war soldiers, chiefly by the towns from which the men came. Most were from England, Ireland, Scotland, & Wales. But they were also presented in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, as well as by various institutions, societies, & clubs. This is the definitive reference for collectors.
#24699 Hibbard, M.G. BOER WAR, TRIBUTE MEDALS. Dark maroon cloth boards. 236pp illustrated colour & b/w plates. 4to. No inscription. top edge foxed with minor spotting to eps as well. else VG+ condition in dustwrapper (foxed internally but no loss, chips, or tears). an attractive copy. Constantia Classics. Fourways 1982.
Limited edition. Copy No.1150 of 1500. Tribute medals were presented to returning (British) Boer war soldiers, chiefly by the towns from which the men came. Most were from England, Ireland, Scotland, & Wales. But they were also presented in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, as well as by various institutions, societies, & clubs. This is the definitive reference for collectors.
#24715 Joslin, E. C. THE STANDARD CATALOGUE OF BRITISH ORDERS DECORATIONS & MEDALS. Second Edition 1972 With Valuations. Blue cloth boards. 115pp illustrated. No inscriptions. boards spotted. G+ condition in lesser dustwrapper (rubbed, worn, tear at rear fold-in). contents excellent. Spink & Son. 1972 2nd edition.
#24738 Klein, Harry. LIGHT HORSE CAVALCADE. The Imperial Light Horse 1899-1961. Gilt device on red skivertex boards. 200pp illustrated 4to. Large owners inscription fep and another earlier neater one on title page. 4 square corners. eps tanned. else VG+ condition in dustwrapper (excellent condition). Howard Timmins. Cape Town 1969.
This regiment was formed in 1899 as colonial irregulars to fight for the Uitlander cause. This regiment saw service at Elandslaagte, Ladysmith, Mafeking during the Boer War. Later they saw more during the 1906 Zulu Rebellion, the revolt and strikes on the Rand, South West Africa in 1915, and of course during both World Wars. Various appendices, including Roll of Honour, Honours & Awards, etc.
#24625 Pearse, Henry H.S. THE HISTORY OF LUMSDEN'S HORSE. A Complete Record Of The Corps From Its Formation To The Disbandment. Gilt dec title on red cloth boards. teg. errata slip. 506pp illustrated 4to. Edges & eps tanned but balance of text excellent condition and a sound copy. gilt still bright on front although duller on spine which latter is soft at head & tail. boards & spine rather soiled and marked. all illustrations present. excellent fold-out map. Longmans Green. London 1903 1st edition.
Formed in Calcutta in 1899 by Lt Colonel Dugald Mactavish Lumsden of the Assam Valley Light Horse, the Corps was raised from volunteers from various existing Indian regiments. The 250-strong Corps took part in the march to Bloemfontein, the occupation of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the pursuit of de Wet, and the Barberton & De Kaap Campaigns.
#24712 Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co (collection of Charles Lovell). MILITARY AND NAVAL CAMPAIGN MEDALS. From The Collection Of The Late Charles Lovell. Part 1 & Part 2. Gilt title on green leatherette boards. 4to. Includes SPB estimate for the items listed in the 2nd (Final) part. 4 square corners. Part 2 estimate prices are written in red followed with prices realised in black. some items are neatly highlighted, ignoring this the item is in VG+ condition. externally very attractive. Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. London 1977/1978.
The auction occured 22nd/23rdNovember 1977 and 15th/16th November 1978.
#24762 Tylden, Major G. THE ARMED FORCES OF SOUTH AFRICA. With An Appendix On The Commandos. Red cloth boards. 239pp illustrated 8vo. Remnants of sello to pastedowns. large cokey ownership inscription to half-title page which shows through to rear thereof. red ink annotations of the addenda made into text. a good sound reference copy. no dustwrapper. City of Johannesburg Africana Museum. Frank Connock Publication No.2. 1954.
Includes the three original addenda / corrigenda tipped in at rear.
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#24670 Bellairs, Lady. (Ed). THE TRANSVAAL WAR 1800-1881. Red slivertex boards. xxix + 500pp 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. top edge well spotted, fore edge less so. boards in fine condition. sello remains to pastedowns & dustwrapper fold-ins. overall a sound VG copy in dustwrapper (spine faded, minor wear, no chips, loss or major tears). Struik Africana Collectanea Vol. XLI. Cape Town 1972, 1st edition thus. Facsimile reprint of the 1885 William Blackwood edition. isbn 0869770187
No.60 of 1000 copies. Considered one of the most authoritative sources on the the Transvaal War.
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#24745 Barthorp, Michael. THE ZULU WAR. A Pictorial History. Red ochre cloth boards. 181pp illustrated 4to. No inscription. minor spotting on edges, a VG-F copy in VG+ dustwrapper (no chips, loss, or tears. excellent). Blandford Press. 1980 1st edition. isbn 0713710055
Includes a selection of photographs and contemporary illustrations from museums and private collections, many previously unpublished.
#24874 Emery, Frank. THE RED SOLDIER. Letters From The Zulu War, 1879. Gilt on green vynide boards. 288pp illustrated 8vo. No inscription. 4 square corners. edges spotted else a VG+ copy in G-VG dustwrapper (spine faded, wear to top & bottom edges, front fold-in creased, no major tears or loss). Hodder and Stoughton. London 1977 1st edition. isbn 0340206721
Extensive quotations of letters from actual combatants contribute to the story of the Zulu war as told.
#24671 French, Gerald. LORD CHELMSFORD AND THE ZULU WAR. Plum cloth boards. 436pp illustrated 8vo. Bookplate ffep. a G+ clean copy. contents excellent, maps including one fold-out map all excellent. John Lane, The Bodley Head. London 1939 1st edition.
A defense of Lord Chelmsford's actions which led to the battles of Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift.
#24685 Morris, Donald R. THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS. A History Of The Rise Of The Zulu Nation Under Shaka And Its Fall In The Zulu War Of 1879. Half brown cloth boards with gilt on red spine. 655pp illustrated b/w photos. 8vo. No inscription. foredge spotted, sello residue to pastedowns, annotations to bibliography, VG in G-VG bright shiny dustwrapper (wear at head and tail of spine, sello residue to fold-ins, foxed internally, small clip to four fold-in corners, but no loss or major tears). despite faults this example still has an attractive appearance. Jonathan Cape, London, 1966 reprint.
An account of the Zulu nation's challenge to colonisation and its last-stand resistance to stem the tide of European invasion.
#24841 Norris-Newman, Charles L. IN ZULULAND WITH THE BRITISH. Throughout The War Of 1879. Newly & sympathetically rebound gilt on green cloth boards with new black eps. portrait frontis (Lord Chelmsford), 2 illustrations (Cetwayo & Genl. Wolseley), 9 folding maps (Camp at Isandwhlana, Battle of Inyezane, Attack at Intombi, Fort Etshowi, Top of mountain "Zlobane", Camp No.4 "Kambula", Battle of Ulundi, Hollow Square, military map of Zululand). note that this copy is made up from two copies, one copy needing title-page and folding map at rear from the other. tipped-in sepia photograph of Sir Bartle Frere. Believed complete now but sold w.a.f. Externally as new. some foxing here & there to otherwise clean sound contents. no tears to maps. W.H. Allen. London 1880.
Author was special correspondent to the British forces from the entry into Natal at the very start of 1878, through the battles from Isandhlwana to Ulundi in July 1879, and the subsequent winding up of the campaign after that victory. This is a very detailed work and is the primary contemporary non-official version of events in the Zulu War. All examinations of the Zulu war must reference this work.

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