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Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Rew (Capt. H.G. McKenzie)


(XXth Battalion Imperial Yeomanry) Boer War, 1899-1902 with illustrations

Published: Brown & Wilson, Bedford, 1907

Edition: First Editiion

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289 pages, 8vo (220 x 150 mm), frontispiece portrait of Lt.-Colonel R.B. Colvin, 3 maps - 1 folding, 32 plates, original khaki-coloured cloth with silver and blind decoration on upper cover, gilt titling on the upper cover and spine, a very good copy.

From the introduction by R.B. Colvin, Late-Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding XXth Battalion, I.Y. ‘The records of the XXth Battalion I.Y., a regiment called into a short existence in the years 1900-1901, have been compiled by Captain Mackenzie Rew, from his own and other officers' diaries ... suffice it to say that this short history of the Rough Riders will revive memories already becoming dim; it will recall days which to many of us were the most eventful in our lives ... and also place on record the work done by a regiment which, without any pretentions to fame, can truly assert that it faithfully served its country.'

Not listed in Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography.

Six copies listed in A South African Bibliography volume 4 page 27.

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 150 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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