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Friends and Foes in the Transkei

Published: Sampson Low,Marston & Co, London, 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

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An Englishwoman\'s experiences during the Cape Frontier War of 1877-8. A narrative of two years\' residence in South Africa, 1876-8, the latter part of which was spent in Kaffraria, where the husband of the author had a Government appointment.There is a description of the ox-waggon journey up country, the beautiful scenery of the banks of the Buffalo River,and the difficulties and inconveniences connected with South African travel at this period.In July 1877 Mr. and Mrs.Prichard started from King Willam\'s Town for their destination in the Transkei,i.e the Idutywa Reserve,which they reached safely after somewhat rough travelling.They were however, not destined to settle down to a quiet life in this peaceful spot as,soon after their arrival,the Kaffir War broke out, and the little settlement became alive with military and civil visitors. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine,with impressed design.Frontispiece with tissue guard. xvi + 296 pp text.Cr.8vo 1880 Owners signature and address to 1/2 title page dated 4th July 1894.Tissue guard spotted....
  • Jacket Condition: No dustcover
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 135 X 195mm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
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