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William Eliot Cairnes

An Absent-Minded War Being Some Reflections on Our Reverses and the Causes Which Have Led to Them

Published: John Milne, London, 1900

Edition: 5th

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London, John Milne, 5th Edition. 1900. Octavo, original red/pink and white illustrated boards, boards lightly soiled and worn, lettered red top board; later off-white spine reinforced. Paper browned. Opposite title-page, a letter to publisher from Lord Rosebery regarding this book, his opinion of it; Pp.viii (last blank, verso) 184 (last colophon) Critical of Training of the Regimental Officer; The General Officer: The Soldier; Strategy of the War, etc.

The author's critical views and experiences of the Anglo-Boer war.

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: Octavo
  • Sold By: White Eagle Books
  • Contact Person: Andrew Saidi
  • Country: United Kingdom
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