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Lettow-Vorbeck, General Paul Emil von

My Reminiscences of East Africa

Published: Hurst and Blackett, London, No date [1922]

Edition: First

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With portrait, 22 maps and sketch-maps, and 13 drawings by the author's (unnamed) adjutant.

Anonymous translation of the author's "Meine Erinnerungen aus Ostafrika" (Leipzig, 1920).

Lettow-Vorbeck was not only the commander-in-chief of the German forces in the East African campaign of the First World War, but he was an excellent chronicler of events as well. He was highly respected by the South African generals involved, Smuts and Van Deventer.

The blue cloth jacket is rubbed and chipped, but the spine is unfaded and the lettering is clear. Plain endpapers, damp-stained to the front. xvi + 336 pp of illustrated text and index + frontispiece portrait, inserted map and 13 inserted plates on art paper, all present.

Lettow-Vorbeck's adjutant was a fine artist: although he has not been conclusively identified, there is some evidence that he was Lieutenant von Ruckteschell.

Apart from print-on-demand examples, copies of this 90-something-year-old book are rare.

  • Binding Condition: Fair to Good
  • Overall Condition: Good +
  • Size: 235 x 160 x 40
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
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