Spurgin (K.B.)


(South Africa, 1900-1901)

Published: Walter Scott Publishing Co., London, 1902

Edition: First Edition

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First Edition: 323 pages, frontispiece portrait, 15 plates, roll of honour at the end, green pictorial cloth gilt over bevelled boards, front top corner bumped, book plate and a newspaper clipping on the front endpapers, foxing on the fore edges, a very good copy. 

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, volume 2, pages 418/9, 'A record of the marching and fighting of the 14th and 15th Squadrons of Yeomanry in the South African War, the book being " almost an exact copy " of the author's diary. Mr. Spurgin, who enlisted as a trooper and eventually rose to the rank of sergeant, “enjoyed exceptional opportunities of collecting information about the Boer War," and the volume affords an account  “of the noble and patriotic exertions and self-sacrifice of the stalwart men of Northumberland and Durham."'  

Hackett (R.G.) South African War Books, London 1994, page 30, 'A record of approximately 16 months service with the 14th and 15th Squadrons of Imperial Yeomanry under Lord Methuen. The account is based on the author's campaign diary. The corps was chiefly employed in the western sector operating in British Bechuanaland, Orange River Colony and western Transvaal. A roll of the companies is included.’  

  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: 8vo (185 x 125 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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