[Cuthbert (Captain J.H.) Editor]

THE 1st BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902

('Probably the finest photographic collection published on the war')

Published: Harrison & Sons, London, no date [c. 1902]

Edition: First Edition

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First Edition: 259 pages, frontispiece portrait, large coloured folding map in pocket in the back cover - the pocket is splitting along the edges, profusely illustrated with more than 1000 photographs taken by officers of the battalion, each with a caption and date, original green cloth over bevelled boards worn the base of the spine, titled gilt on the upper cover and with the regimental crest, a very good copy.

'A record of the Battalion's campaign on the western front and through the O.F.S. to the Eastern Transvaal and to the Zululand border. This is probably the finest photographic collection published on the war. It contains a calendar of events and a Battalion roll and medal list. "This illustrated record of the work of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards during the South African War is the outcome of an agreement amongst some of the officers made in July, 1900. So many of the officers carried cameras that it was decided that on the return of the Battalion a collection of the photographs taken should be made, and a selection from them should be brought out in book form. Unluckily the pictures that are included do not show the more trying work of marching and outposts in wet weather, nor do they illustrate the fighting. Most of the photographs were, in fact, taken at our leisure, and on sunny days." Editor’s note.

  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: Oblong 4to (245 x 320 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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