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SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

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Atkins, John Black

The Relief of Ladysmith

Published: Methuen & Co., London, 1900

Edition: Methuen\'s Colonial Library edition

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Crown 8vo; original coarse blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pp. viii + (iv) + 351 + publisher\'s catalogue; plates; maps, incl. folding. Slightest bump to bottom fore-corner of upper board, otherwise excellent externally; foxing to endpapers and edges, sporadically elsewhere. Very good condition. The half-title bears an ownership inscription of a member of the 1st Leinster Regiment. (Hackett, p. 127; Mendelssohn I, p. 56) \'A reproduction of letters published in the Manchester Guardian, together with an Introduction giving a concise account of the early stages of the campaign in Natal, and many plans and illustrations. There are detailed descriptions of the battles of Willow Grange, Colenso, Railway Hill, Pieter\'s Hill, &c. &c., and of the successive attempts to relieve the beleaguered town. The writer was evidently a great admirer of General Buller, and remarks that \"he gained laurels from his defeat that are not always won by victorious generals. He sacrificed, or let me say rather, he jeopardised, his own reputation in order to avert an irreparable sacrifice of his army.\"\' - Mendelssohn
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: Crown 8vo
  • Sold By: Christison Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Lindsay Christison
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Telephone: 041 371 4844
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