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Guest (Herbert Melville)

VICISSITUDES OF A TRANSVAAL DORP;

Published: H.M. Guest, Klerksdorp, 1901

Edition: Second edition

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Klerksdorp

Second edition: 33 pages + 8 pages addendum, tan paper covers, a very good copy.

At the head of the title The Anglo Boer War

Includes a Roll of Honour and In Memoriam section.

Mendelssohn (Sidney)South African Bibliography volume 1 page 658: It is stated that as early as August 22, 1899, the local paper, the Klerksdorp Mining Record, resolved to suspend publication, recognising that war was imminent. The burghers were continually employed in rifle practice, and by the end of September the mustering of the Klerksdorp commando commenced, under the command of Field Cornet Andries Cronje, and the narrative gives an account of the successive occupations of the town by the British and Boer forces. Ex-President Steyn and General De Wet addressed the Burghers during their visit : their speeches were confident, but it was observed that Steyn appeared dejected, and both the leaders were shabbily dressed ; thirteen days later the town was again in the hands of the British. There is a list of " Klerksdorpians " who joined the British forces.

3 copies listed in A South African Bibliography

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (210 x140mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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