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SA Auction #91 begins on 27 May 2021

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Siege of Kimberley:

DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEY,

During the Transvaal War October 1899 to February 1900. By a Beaconsfield Resident.

Published: Grocott and Sherry, Publishers, Grahamstown, 1900

Edition: First Edition

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First Edition: 89 pages + 1, decorated paper wrappers, upper cover printed in red and blue, bookplate of Alpheus Fuller Williams, rusted staple binding, marks from a rusted paperclip on several pages, the covers are worn at the edges and on the spine is torn, overall a good copy of a scarce siege account, now preserved in a protector.

Five copies of the first edition are listed in A South African Bibliography volume 2 page 72.

It is likely that the author was a member of the Beaconsfield Town, or Border Guard. A list of the officers of the Guard appears on the verso of the front cover.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 140 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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