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Kirby (W.H.)

HUNTING THE HUN IN BRITISH SOUTH WEST AFRICA

Published: (Argus printing & publishing co.[printers]), Johannesburg, No date (circa 1915)

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Series of Sketches on the Humourous (sic) Side of the G.S.W.A. Campaign (by one  who was there).

Cartoon on the upper cover and 24 pages of cartoons, 1 page of  text - introduction and index, front cover is detached and frayed and has been  simple repaired with tape, 5 cm hole in the last three pages with some loss of  the printed area, generally the contents are in good condition (but sold with all faults).

Introduction: ‘In submitting this collection of original sketches dealing with the experiences of the Defence Force troops in the recent campaign in German South-West Africa, the Argus Printing and Publishing Company, feel sure that they will be appreciated, not only by the men who served under General Botha’s banner, but by everyone interested in the welfare and advancement of the Union and the Empire. The sketches are the work of Mr. W.H. Kirby, who was the artist for the “Sporting Star” until the outbreak of the war, and whose work is well known to dwellers in Johannesburg and on the Reef, and was an outstanding feature in the Saturday night issues of that popular paper. Mr Kirby joined the Natal Light Horse at the beginning of the trouble, and went through the Rebellion and the G.S.-W.A. campaign, being wounded in the Gibeon fight. Latterly the N.L.H. formed part of the 9th Mounted Brigade.’

  • Binding Condition: Poor
  • Overall Condition: Poor
  • Size: Oblong 4to (245 x 375 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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