Frederik Rompel was at time Late Parliamentary and War Correspondent of the Volkstem, Pretoria. With an introduction by Major-General Albert Pfister and a preface by W. T. Stead. With one hundred and forty-four illustrations and two folding maps at rear. Frontispiece of Presidents Kruger & Steijn. 196 pages.
William Stead writes in the preface that "this book is one which ought to form part of every collection of the literature of the South African War for several reasons.
First, because it gives more fully than any other book yet published an account of the Boers and their leaders as they appear in the eyes of the Dutch of South Africa.
Secondly, because it is only by reading this book that we English can understand how it was that the whole of the non-English world regarded with horror and indignation the Britsh devastation of the two Republics.
Thirdly, so that we may refresh our souls and strengthen our hearts by looking once more upon the Heroes who have compelled a wondering world to recognize that the Heroic Age is not yet closed . . ."
Book condition: Sea blue cloth with gilt titles to front and spine. Shelf wear to the edges. An oily mark in the corner of the first 14 pages. No names or inscriptions. A good copy.
- Binding Condition: Good
- Overall Condition: Good
- Size: 8vo (240 x 170 mm)