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Dr. Iain R. Smith (academic editor)

THE SIEGE OF MAFEKING (two volume set limited to 1020 copies)

Published: The Brenthurst Press, Houghton, Johannesburg, 2001

Edition: First Edition

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The Brenthurst Press Third Series. A two volume set comprising numbers 3 & 4 of the series.

Publisher's tan cloth bindings with pictorial dust jackets. Gilt titles on spine and top page edge gilt.

Volume I: xxiii + 239pp. Illustrations in profusion.

Volume II: xiii + continuous pagination from the first volume to page 529. Illustrations in profusion.

A Fine set!

'When the opening shots of the South African War reverberated across the world on 12 October 1899, the small dusty border town of Mafeking, with the adjacent Barolong settlement, was garrisoned and plunged into the privations, dangers and destruction of a siege. Although not of major military importance, the seven-month-long siege became one of the most famous episodes of the war, and the fate of the town assumed a symbolic importance for Britain and the Empire. During the ensuing century, it has aroused extreme reactions, and the conduct of the British garrison and its colourful commanding officer, Colonel Robert Baden-Powell, has been both glorified and vilified.'

  • Jacket Condition: Fine
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 4to (310 x250mm)
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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