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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

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Atherton Wylde (Miss Frances E. Colenso)

My Chief and I : or, Six Months in Natal after the Langalibalele Outbreak (1880)

Published: Chapman & Hall, London, 1880

Edition: First Edition

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'Under the fictitious guise of a young soldier the authoress gives an account of six months' life and experiences with Colonel A. W. Durnford, who lost his life at Isandhlwana. The writer was evidently an enthusiastic admirer of the gallant soldier, and remarks of him that his "truly Christian life was as much honoured by those who came in contact with its influence as his heroic death by the world at large." There is a poem entitled "Durnford," which appeared in the Cape Argus of April 5, 1879, and was written by Mr. T. W. Swift, also a portrait and some illustrations.' - Mendelssohn Vol.I, page 356.

This copy has a former owner's bookplate on the front paste down of Edward T. Brooke R.E. He has also neatly written his name, address and date on the front end paper 'Edward Brooke, R.E., 14 Herbert Street, Dublin, 1879'.

The front inner hinge has been repaired and the rear end paper has been replaced. This copy lacks the frontispiece cabinet portrait of Col. Durnford. Contents clean.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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