This Lot consists of 5 contemporary newspapers, relevant to the Anglo-Boer War & of general social & political interest. They are all broadsheet folio, folded in half & each is ensconced in a strong transparent plastic sleeve. The 5 newspapers for sale are :-
1. THE PEOPLE - A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OR ALL CLASSES. London. Sunday Sept. 15th 1901. 16 pages : Boer War reports including Mafeking, Kruger's son surrenders, some browning, slightly fragile to one fold (no loss), almost very good
2. THE CAPE REGISTER. Cape town, Friday February 2nd 1900, 12 pages, fascinating adverts. Rusted staples, edges a little frayed & fragile, good++
3. CAPE TIMES. Weekly Edition. February 21st 1900, 16 pages, adverts : Day by Day account of the war plus the first complete (sic) list of the Mafeking casualties. Rusted staples, some browning. Almost very good.
4. as above. Weekly Edition June 11th 1902. 32 pages. Horizontal tear to about half of the front centre fold (text not affected), some browning, good++
5. as above. Weekly Edition June 18th 1902. 16 pages. Rusted staples. Horizontal tear to front fold (text legible). Deeper tear to the last 6 pages of the rear fold which makes the fragile text a little difficult to decipher (slight loss), good only.
N.B These are ephemeral newspapers & all are somewhat browned. The first 4 are completely legible. The last one has a little lost text to the rear few pages. They are each protected by strong transparent sleeves & all are folded in half horizontally. MUCH ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY MATERIAL. The 5 newspapers sold together as one lot.
- Binding Condition: Original newspapers
- Overall Condition: Good - very good
- Size: Folio (50x40 cms)