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30 May 2019 16:30 GMT

Wallace (Edgar)

THE MISSION THAT FAILED (Author’s first book)

A Tale of the Raid & other poems reprinted from the "Owl" etc.

Published: Maskew Miller, Cape Town, 1898

Edition: First Edition

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52 pages, original pictorial grey light card wrappers, chipped at the corners and edges of the covers and with insect damage on the spine, a good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, volume 2, page 579, 'A volume of poems, the majority of which are written on subjects connected with the British Army in the South African War. Many of the stanzas appeared from time to time in the daily newspapers, but others are published for the first time.' Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) joined the infantry just prior to the Boer War but soon transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps and again to the Press Corps becoming a war correspondent for the Daily Mail covering the War in South Africa.

  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 8vo (180 x 120 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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