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30 May 2019 16:30 GMT

Jameson Raid

Jameson's Heroic Charge. A True Story. A Complete Vindication of the Reform Movement.

Published: Fenwick & Co., Johannesburg, 1896

Edition: First Edition

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An extremely scarce booklet printed for the publishers in February, 1896, by Fenwick & Co., Exley's Buildings, 17 Sauer Street in Johannesburg S.A.R. (South African Republic). 

This booklet was published one month after Dr. Leander Starr Jameson's infamous raid into the Transvaal Republic and is a very rare example of early Johannesburg printing.

39pp. with adverts at the rear and a quite humorous advert on the front cover. Stapled binding.

Book is in fine condition considering its age. Pages white with no markings.

'A brochure written as a counterblast to the pamphlet "The Revolution-and After." There is a summary of the charges against the Boers and their government, and it is stated that, "when the National Union gave up all hope, the Capitalists stepped in." The allegations in "The Revolution-and After" are denied in violent language, and it is asserted that a false letter, and an equally false telegram, were sent to Jameson, and that the Reform Committee were dumbfounded on receipt of the news that he had crossed the border. The author of Part II. purports "to give a true and impartial history of Jameson's ride, as furnished by one who was in it from start to finish," and full details are given of the Raid and the subsequent surrender. There is a government official list of the killed and wounded in Jameson's column; also the names of the Reform Committee, and the amounts subscribed by different firms and persons under the name of the Relief Fund, a list of "The Charter(ed) Prisoners," and the official account of the Boers killed and wounded.' See Mendelssohn, Vol.I. page 768.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 21 x 14cm
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
  • Contact Person: Armandt Marais
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: investmentbooks@webmail.co.za
  • Telephone: 018 294 3438
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