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SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

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Breytenbach, J H

Geskiedenis van die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog 1899-1902 (vols 1-6; 1969 -1996)

Published: Government Printer, Pretoria, 1969-1996

Edition: First except for Vol 1 (second impression)

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Although, as the spine covers indicate, this enormous work was intended to cover the full 1899-1902 period of the Anglo-Boer War, these six volumes, which occupied the author for the last quarter of a century of his life, end in about August 1900, thus covering only the first year of the war. Volume VI was published posthumously in 1996, or 13 years after Vol V, and was completed and edited by the staff of the Government Archives. The work nevertheless remains the most comprehensive and probably the most valuable history of the period it embraces, seen mainly, as the title indicates, from the Boer perspective.

The volumes are lavishly illustrated with photographic plates and folding and other maps, two of which are replaced under cover of an erratum slip in the final volume. This is an excellent and unmarked though well-used set in its original black cloth binding. Complete sets are difficult to come by.


  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 250 x 190 x 250 mm (shelf space) 6.1 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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