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Auction #113 begins on 29 Feb 2024

Selous (Frederick Courteney)


Being a Narrative of Events in Matabeleland

Published: Rowland Ward & Co., London, 1896

Edition: First Edition

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Both before and during the recent native insurrection up to the date of the disbandment of the Bulawayo Field Force.

First Edition: 290 pages + 10 pages publisher's catalogue, frontispiece, folding map, 9 plates, 6 illustrations in the text, uncut edges - slightly foxed, original cream buckram with title and decoration on the spine in brown, distinctive Rowland Ward black zebra skin patterned endpapers, a very good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, volume 2, page 302: After the close of the Matabele War, Mr. Selous returned to England, but in 1895 was offered an appointment in Matabeleland, and proceeding to Rhodesia, took up the management of the Essexvale Estate in the neighbourhood of Bulawayo. He was busied in the organisation of the property till March 1896, when the rebellion broke out, and he assumed the command of the H troop of the Bulawayo Field Force, which he retained till the conclusion of hostilities.

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x160mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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