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Bufton, John

Tasmanians in the Transvaal War

Published: S. G. Loone, Hobart, 1905

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4to; original charcoal cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover; pp. (xvi) + 534; several photographic illustrations. Cloth damp-stained and worn; backstrip splitting along joints; gilt dull; endpapers a bit rippled; upper hinge starting between half-title and title leaves; small damp scar to bottom edge of final leaves. Externally fair only. Good internally. An uncommon work. (Hackett, p. 132; Mendelssohn I, p. 217) 

'The volume contains a chapter entitled "Kruger's Characteristics," a summary of the negotiations between the Transvaal and Great Britain, and accounts of the experiences of the first contingent of Tasmanians, the Bushmen's contingent, the first and second Imperial Bushmen, the second federal contingent (Commonwealth Horse), and the first and third battalions. There are also articles giving the narrative of the prisoners, "The Last Roll Call," &c. &c. Part of the contents are in the form of journals, which are accompanied by a number of illustrations, and photographs of officers and men engaged in the campaign.' - Mendelssohn.

  • Size: 4to
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: lindsay@christison.co.za
  • Telephone: 041 371 4844
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT, Paypal
  • Trade Associations: SABDA, IOBA


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