Frances E. Colenso and Lieut.-Colonel Edward Durnford. History of the Zulu War and Its Origin. London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Second edition, with Additions, and Map (pp. viii, 445). Small octavo (19 cm) in dark green publisher's cloth, gilt titles and decoration in blind; folding map in pocket at rear. Frances Colenso (1849- 1887) was a daughter of Bishop John W. Colenso, the first Bishop of Natal and probably the only member of the colonial Anglican hierarchy with a sympathetic understanding of Zulu life and culture. His daughter’s book, written with her ‘friend’ (as the Victorians would have said) Edward Durnford, is a defense of her father’s work generally and of his opposition to the Zulu War of 1879 particularly. Minor wear to the extremities, front hinge starting, a few spots to the back cover; a Very Good copy. TOGETHER WITH
Frances Sarah [Mrs. John] Colenso. Colenso Letters from Natal. Pietermaritzburg: Shuter and Shooter, 1958. First edition (pp. 440). Octavo (22 cm) in publisher's dust wrapper (Fair) and gray decorative cloth, eleven illustrations. Three hundred letters written between 1865 and 1893 by the wife of Bishop John Colenso to the Lyells in London, edited and with commentary by Wyn Rees. Other than the DW, a Near Fine copy.
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