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Edited by Charles Du-Val and Charles Deecker

The NEWS OF THE CAMP 1880-81 (First Boer War Annexation of Pretoria)

A Journal of fancies, notifications, gossip, and general chit chat, published in the Military Camp of Her Majesty's Forces defending the beleagured inhabitants of Pretoria.

Published: Printed at the Military Camp, Pretoria, Pretoria, 1880-81

Edition: First

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A rare copy,  published during the siege of Pretoria.  News of the Camp "affords an interesting narrative of the daily life of Pretoria during the investment, the military incidents of the siege, the sorties and engagements of the garrison, as well as accurate information with regard to the progress of the campaign in other localities".

This is one of only 200 copies bound after the cessation of publication. According to du Val, there are copies with photographs interleaved throughout, and apparently a separate volume, containing just these photographs, could be purchased. They are both exceedingly rare. It took Mendelssohn five years to obtain his standard copy. (Mendelssohn)

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Size: 265 mm x 375 mm
  • Sold By: Mantis Books
  • Contact Person: Charl Yates
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833219905
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