Lucas, T. J.

Camp Life and Sport in South Africa

Experiences of Kaffir Warfare with the Cape Mounted Rifles

Published: Chapman and Hall, London, 1878

Edition: First

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Arriving in South Africa in 1850, Lucas joined the Cape Mounted Rifles and took part in the Eighth Frontier War of 1850-53. He next accompanied Sir George Clerk as commander of a mounted escort to Bloemfontein, to arrange for the withdrawal of the British from the Orange River Sovereignty. He describes the capital of the later Orange Free State 'As desolate a place as it is possible to imagine'. He describes many hunting trips and the hardships suffered by game during periods of continuous drought.  (Dictionary of South African Biography vol. 3 pages 544-5)

While most of the text relates military adventures, the author found time to hunt wildebeest and lion in the kopje country near Bloemfontein. (Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books - Czech)

258 pages with 32 pages of additional books by Chapman & Hall at back. Page edges uncut, tinted lithographic frontispiece of Zulu warrior, 3 tinted lithographic plates. Original green boards with gilt vignette of a buck and title on upper cover and gilt title on spine. A neat copy.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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