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Davis (Richard Harding)


Published: Robert Howard Russell, New York, 1897

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56 pages, frontispiece of Dr Jameson and his officers returning to England as prisoners on board S.S. Victoria, maps, portraits, book plate on front paste down end paper, cream card wrappers, housed in a light brown cloth solander case, a very good copy.

On the cover: Being and account of the recent uprising in the Transvaal, the grievance of the Uitlanders which led to their revolution against the Boers, and the caused and failures of the Jameson Raid. Together with illustrations, maps and sundry facts here collected and set down for the first time.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 1, pages 420: A sketch of the Raid, and of the revolution in Johannesburg, with some details respecting the grievances of the Uitlanders. The author had an interview with Mr. John J. Hammond, and discussed the charge of cowardice which had been brought against the Reform Committee. He became convinced that its members did not merit the accusation under which they had rested, and gives his reasons at some length for the conclusion he had arrived at. The pamphlet contains several portraits, maps, and illustrations.

Richard Harding Davis (April 18, 1864–April 11, 1916) was a journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish–American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing greatly assisted the political career of Theodore Roosevelt and he also played a major role in the evolution of the American magazine. His influence extended to the world of fashion and he is credited with making the clean-shaven look popular among men at the turn of the 20th century.

5 copies listed in A South African Bibliography.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 160mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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