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Auction #117 begins on 22 Aug 2024

Lugg (H.C.)


containing a series of short sketches... associated with its past history and development

Published: Shuter & Shooter, Pietermaritzburg, 1949

Edition: First Edition

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176 pages: illustrations, maps (including one folding on rear endpaper with small tear). Cloth, dust wrapper.

H.C. Lugg's family lived in Natal. His father, Harry, served in the Natal Mounted Police and helped defend Rorke's Drift in 1879. H.C. Lugg spoke fluent Zulu, translated books from Zulu into English and wrote a number of historical works dealing with the history of Natal. He was a Native Commissioner in Zululand in the early 20th century and with his interest in historical matters, set about tracing the area's historical sites. This is the first book which attempted to guide visitors to the Anglo-Zulu War sites, and it was informed by Lugg's family knowledge and by his conversations with elderly Zulus. Lugg did not see the history of Natal as being the preserve of Europeans and therefore provides short descriptions of prominent Zulu leaders as well as prominent Natalians.

  • Jacket Condition: Excellent
  • Binding Condition: Excellent
  • Overall Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 25 x 19 cm
  • Sold By: Select Books
  • Contact Person: David McLennan
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Preferred Payment Methods: Credit card; EFT
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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