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J. Angus Hamilton

The Siege of Mafeking

Published: Methuen & Co., London, 1900

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8vo (19.5 x 13 x 3.7cm) x + 332 + 47pp. publisher's catalogue. Original hardcover binding, with gilt lettering to spine and front board. With frontispiece, 14 monochrome plates and a fold-out map at rear of book (collated and complete).


The author was a journalist who was trapped within Mafeking during the siege of 1899-1900. "The Siege of Mafeking" consists of a collection of his letters and dispatches that were published immediately after his return to England at the end of the siege, well before the end of the Boer War. As a result, they reflect his unedited observations, presented without the benefit of hindsight. (Source:


Condition: Good. The book has been covered with protective plastic, fixed in such a way that the pastedowns are unharmed with adhesive tape. Light rubbing to the boards and spine, and slight sunning to the spine. A few small bumps to the edges of the boards. Light foxing to the first and last few pages, and to the edges of the textblock. Light browning to the front and rear free endpaper. Previous owner's signature and date to the front free endpaper. Text is clean and clear. A well bound copy.


  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo (19.5 x 13 x 3.7cm)
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  • Country: South Africa
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