Stevenson (R.)

THROUGH RHODESIA WITH THE SHARPSHOOTERS

Published: John Macqueen, London, 1901

Edition: First Edition

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First Edition: 199 pages, 8vo, original brown pictorial cloth, book plate on the front paste-down endpaper, uncut edges, a very good copy. 

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, volume 2, pages 435/6, 'A narrative of the adventures of the "Sharpshooters," a corps of irregular horse raised in Great Britain by Lord Dunraven for service in the South African War. On the arrival of the force at Beira they found many transports containing Australian Bushmen, Canadians, New Zealanders, and Victorians, with whom they soon fraternised, but they were shortly ordered up country, and there is an amusing account of their journey to Umtali, on the then somewhat erratic Beira Railway. Their trek southwards was "ostensibly to assist in the relief of Mafeldng," and they marched through Rhodesia, finding most of the towns in a semi-deserted condition until they reached Bulawayo, where their journey, as far as this volume is concerned, was brought to a termination.'  

 

  • Overall Condition: A very good copy
  • Size: 8vo (195 x 130 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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