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Leyds, W.J

The First Annexation of The Transvaal

Published: T.Fisher Unwin, London/Cape Town, 1906

Edition: First Edition

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A statement of the case of the Boers against the British up to the time of the first annexation and the London Convention. "The internal politics of the Republics are not mentioned, but special attention has been given to the relations of the Boers with the natives, when these brought the Boers into contact with Great Britain." Dr. Leyds is very bitter against Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, and constantly declaims against his work, "The Transvaal from Within", which he avers is "an account of things as they were not," and he remarks that "Mr. Chamberlain... rewarded Fitzpatrick for his indictment of the conferring upon him what is sometimes described as the honour of knighthood."

The work is of some  importance, owing to the care with which the case for the Boers has been got up by their former Secretary of State; but in order to gauge its real value and credibility it is not only necessary to verify the facts, as Dr. Leyds invites any " sceptical reader " to do, but it is advisable to compare the statements quoted with those of other authors, writing on the same subjects, whose view of the questions may be somewhat different to those of the authorities brought forward by D. Leyds.

Source: Mendelssohn. Volume I pages 897-7.

Original brown boards, with gilt lettering to spine. Ex Library copy. Small cancelled stamp to title page, plus Deptford Public Library perforated stamps with other accession details to reverse. Similar stamps to rear page. xxiv plus 378 pages. Half title. Title. Quotation. Preface. Contents. Some Publications used. Folding facsimile at page 46. Note. Index. Coloured folding map to rear. Some wear to  corners. Good reference-working copy.

  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Good working-reference copy.
  • Size: 21.7 C 14cms
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
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