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Theal, George McCall

History of South Africa- The Republics and Native Territories from 1854 to 1872

Published: Swan Sonnenschein & Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1889

Edition: 1899 Edition

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"In this volume the history of the Emigrant Farmers is traced from the abandonment of the Orange River Sovereignty to the reversal by Great Britain of the policy of withdrawal from the interior of South Africa." The contents include a narrative of events in the Orange Free State and the South African Republic up to the year 1872, with particulars regarding the disputes between the two Republics, the wars of the Orange River Free State with the Corannas and Bataplins, and as account of the events which terminated in the annexation of the diamond fields by the British.

Mr Theal remarks, "Not a few people believe that the annexation of the diamond fields to the British dominions was a political necessity, and defend it on that ground. Had a declaration been made to that effect by the High Commissioner in 1871, the argument might have been tenable; but the annexation was effected on a very different plea. The subject is a very delicate one to deal with, and I have therefore quoted the leading official documents in preference to giving their substance in my own words."

8vo.Red Boards with gilt publishers logo to upper board. Ex Libris label to front pastedown. xv plus 448 pages text, with one folding map. Slight repair to front endpaper. Tightly bound and very clean copy.



  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 22.5 x 15cm
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
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