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Macleod (Mrs E.S.)

FOR THE FLAG (Presentation copy)

Or Lays and Incidents of the South African War

Published: Prince Edward Island, Archibald Irwin Printer, Charlottetown, 1901

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185 pages, frontispiece portrait of King Edward VII, portraits, page edges in red to match full maroon calf, titled gilt on upper cover and spine, patterned end-papers, inner gilt dentelles, page edges dyed light red, a very good copy.

Hackett (R.G.) South African War Books, An Illustrated Bibliography (1994), page 14: A volume in praise of patriots who followed the flag to South Africa. Contents include a record of the war, incidents of battle, Generals in the war and a chapter on the Victoria Cross and those who gained it. References to Canadians and their part in the conflict appear throughout.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 1, page 961: Parts I. and II. take the form of a chronological record of the war, with quotations and records of incidents from various sources. Parts III.-X. relate to the Canadian Contingents and Lord Strathcona, the Australian Contingents, the British Generals, the recipients of the Victoria Cross. The volume contains a number of original poems on the various incidents.

Only 1 copy listed in A South African Bibliography

Presentation inscription on a front free end paper reads: To Lady Stathernan With much respect. The Authoress.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
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