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M'Clelland (Rev. Robert)


Published: J. and R. Parlane, Paisley, 1902

Edition: First edition

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An Army Chaplain's Experiences in South Africa.

First edition: 159 pages, frontispiece portrait, decorated red cloth, a very good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography vol.1 page 961: A record of nine months' experiences in the South African War, mainly in connection with Lord Roberts' march, The author was evidently not prone to any excessive sentiment respecting the enemy, and remarks that the "religious fervour" of the Boers was "to a sad extent nominal: a canting use of pious phrases. They preserve the strange but not uncommon phenomenon of a religious people with the ethical elements, especially in regard to the truthfulness of their words and the honesty of their actions, undeveloped or arrested." Mr M'Clelland observes, "They are the kindest people to ministers I have ever met. Boerdom is a Presbyterian minister's paradise.

Not listed in A South African Bibliography

  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: 8vo (190 x140mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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