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Buchan John

THE AFRICAN COLONY. Studies in the Reconstruction

Published: William Blackwood & Sons, London, 1903

Edition: 1st

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Published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh & London, 1903. First Edition. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons. Very Good plus. 1903. First Edition. Original blue cloth. Two faultless large folding colored maps. Bright gilt lettering to spine. light foxing to fly sheets. Deckled pages, many of which are uncut. A bright, tight copy with strong hinges and gutters.; Octavo;

As the Boer War wound down in 1901, Buchan received a two-year appointment to assist Lord Milner in the reconstruction of the Colony. Buchan, who had not been enthusiastic about the war, believing that the British, on balance, 'were only just in the right,' was enthusiastic about the reconstruction and entirely in sympathy with Milner's objectives. [Smith] This is Buchan's survey of the situation in South Africa after the war, with his thoughts about what should be done next. Included are two large foldout color maps -- one of "South Africa" and one of "The New Colonies." 

  • Jacket Condition: N/A
  • Binding Condition: Near fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8 Vo
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  • Country: United Kingdom
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