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Melton Prior, War Artist in Southern Africa 1895 to 1900

Published: The Brenthurst Press, Houghton, 1987

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279 pages, frontispiece portrait, 89 illustrations from Prior's sketches, brown cloth, a very good copy in the dust jacket.

Editor's note. 'The drawings of Melton Prior reflect a working life spent in the trouble spots of the British Empire. As a war artist employed by the Illustrated London News, Prior recorded both memorable moments and everyday events in the lives of colonials, soldiers and their opponents. In 1878 he was sent to Southern Africa for the first time, to cover the Eastern Cape frontier war. By the end of his career he had witnessed and recorded military campaigns in Basutoland, the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, the Transvaal War of 1880 to 1881, the Jameson Raid, the 1896 rebellion in Matabeleland, and the South African War of 1899 to 1902.'

Brenthurst Press, Second series no. 3. 

  • Jacket Condition: Very good
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: Large 4to
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
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