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[Salt (G.E.S.)]

LETTERS AND DIARY OF LIEUTENANT G.E.S. SALT DURING THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA

Printed for Private Circulation

Published: Daveon Press,, Johannesburg, 1974

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Facsimile Reprint: 119 pages, frontispiece portrait of Lieut. G.E.S. Salt, map, plate, full green morocco and brown title label gilt, designed and bound by Peter Carstens and contained in a two part slip case.

No.26 of an edition limited to 250 copies, The Daveon Press.

Hackett (R.G.)South African War Books, An Illustrated Bibliography, page 27: 'Extracts from the letters and diary of Lieut. Salt of the 1st Batt. Royal Welch Fusiliers chiefly relating events in Natal from Oct. 1899 to April 1900. Salt witnessed the battle of Colenso and reports comprehensively of other  engagements in operations about the Tugela. Most of the correspondence pertains to military matters with some criticism expressed in respect of General Buller. Soon after the relief of Ladysmith the writer was taken ill with enteric fever He died at the base hospital near Modder Spruit on April 3rd, 1900. The last two letters are addressed to his father from an officer of the regiment'.

  • Size: Square 8vo (224 x 176 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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