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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

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Siege of Kimberley:


Published: Grocott and Sherry, Publishers, Grahamstown, 1900

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October 1899 to February 1900, By a Beaconsfield Resident.

2nd Edition: 89 pages, decorated paper wrappers, upper cover printed in red and blue, stapled binding. There is some light foxing throughout, top and bottom of the spine are frayed and a 3 cm tear in the margin of the back cover, signature of a previous owner appears on the front cover and on the first page of text. Overall a good copy of a scarce siege account.

Hackett, South African War Books, An Illustrated Bibliography, page 149. lists the second edition only. Four copies of the first edition are listed in A South African Bibliography.

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: Good
  • Size: 8vo (225 x 135 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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