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James McKay, late sergeant in Her Majesty's 74th Highlanders

REMINISCENCES OF THE LAST KAFIR WAR Illustrated with numerous anecdotes

Africana Collectanea Vol. XXXVI. This edition limited to 1000 numbered copies of which this is No. 866.

Published: C Struik (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, 1970

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Attractive, sturdy dust jacket shows very little sign of wear. Red synthetic leather covered boards with gilt titles on spine and logo on front cover. Some edge-browing on title page, probably as a result of contact with the frontispiece showing the First Brigade under Lieut.-Col. MacDuff crossing the Orange River.

Some appropriate illustrations within the text. 12 Prelim pages, pp1-318 including Index.

A facsimile edition of the 1871 First Edition. A sergeant's -eye-view of a campaign in 1851, giving an often very different picture from that usually found in the memoirs of Generals. Conditions, people he encountered, and the battles in which he fought are vividly described.

  • Size: 220 x 145 x 40 mm
  • Sold By: Pringle Bay Books
  • Contact Person: Neil Berens
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 082 899 7195 or 083 652 5694
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Mastercard, VISA, and EFT
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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