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Lucas (Thomas J.)

THE ZULUS

Published: Chapman and Hall, London, 1879

Edition: First Edition

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First edition: 371 pages, original red pictorial cloth titled gilt on the upper cover and spine ,w, which is faded the cloth on the upper cover has water stains on it and a small chip at the top of cover, a good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 1 page 932: Captain Lucas' account of the Zulus is accompanied by a general resume of the British policy towards the Dutch Republics and the Kaffirs. He criticises most of the Colonial Administrators, and is evidently of opinion that the first annexation of the Transvaal was unjust and unnecessary. The account of the Zulu army is very complete, the distinctive names of the different regiments being given, as well as particulars as to their strength, whilst the peculiar tactics of the Zulu generals are carefully described and compared with those practised by the chiefs of other native armies. From the author's point of view the British seem always to have been in the wrong, whether in dealing with the Boers or the Kafirs. The volume concludes with an account of the early part of the Zulu War.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x150mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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