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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

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Anglo-Boer War: Sweetheart Keepsake


Private Eric Arthur Nobbs, Volunteer Service Coy., R.S. (Royal Scots). South Africa 1900

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The six verses of Rudyard Kipling's Hymn Before Action (1896) hand written in black ink with a decorated capital on white card and folded to make four pages, inscribed on the last page 'From P.E.N., 12.II.1900 (thought to be his wife Phyllis Nobbs), loosely contained in a simple leather folder which is stained. 

An evocative personal keepsake of the type carried by many British soldiers on active service during the Boer War.

  • Size: 8vo (175 x 115 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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