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Dorothy Wilson

Smuts of South Africa: Soldier and Peacemaker (Inscribed by Author, signed by Jan Smuts)

Published: S.C.M. Press Ltd., London, 1946

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8vo (18.8 x 12.5 x 1.1cm) 112pp. Original hardcover binding with dust jacket. With frontispiece.


 Inscribed by author on front free endpaper, and signed by Jan Smuts on the half title page.


 'Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a South African statesman, military leader, and philosopher. In addition to holding various military and cabinet posts, he served as prime minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 to 1924 and 1939 to 1948. Smuts was an internationalist who played a key role in establishing and defining the League of Nations, United Nations and Commonwealth of Nations. He supported racial segregation, although at the end of his career his support of the Fagan Commission's recommendations marked him as a liberal by South African standards.' (Source:


 Condition. Good. Dust jacket has some rubbing, chipping to edges, open tears with sections missing, and repairs made with adhesive tape. Dust jacket has been covered with a protective Brodart plastic sleeve. Light rubbing and small stains to the boards. Sunning to the spine. Previous owner's bookplate fixed to the front pastedown. Notes in pen to half title page. Small split to gutter between last page and rear free endpaper. Still a well bound copy with clean text.

  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (18.8 x 12.5 x 1.1cm)
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