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Auction #113 begins on 29 Feb 2024

[Crowe (George)]

FROM PORTSMOUTH TO PEKING VIA LADYSMITH, With a Naval Brigade

Published: "Hong Kong Daily Press", Hong Kong, 1901

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151 pages and 1 leaf of commercial advertisements for firms in Hong Kong and advertisements on the paste-down endpapers and back cover, 4 maps, printed paper covered boards with blue cloth back, a very good copy.

A South African Bibliography, volume 1, page 653, 'Name of author does not appear. "Explanatory note" (page iii) is signed G.C. A copy in the Mendelssohn Collection has a presentation inscription on the fly-leaf, "To Allen – from his old schoolfellow, the author, with sincere regards and admiration, George Crowe." In the explanatory note the author explains that this is a portion of a larger work which he intends to produce but which was never published. Pages 1 – 94 contain an account of the part taken by the Naval Brigade in the South African War.' The author includes accounts of the battle of Spion Kop, Vaal Krantz and the final operations leading to the relief of Ladysmith.

Hackett (R.G.) SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS, An Illustrated Bibliography, page 149.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (235 x 165 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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