Although the great charm of this beautiful book is the collection of coloured portraits and illustrations, the letterpress is entertaining and interesting. It is stated that the Boers were physically brave, but had "quaint ideas of right and wrong". It is remarked that no clergyman of any prominence joined the British forces, and that the chaplains seemed to have little influence with the men; on the other hand, reference is made to the many celebrated surgeons and doctors who did splendid service during the hostilities.
SOURCE: Mendelssohn. Volume 1 Page 1008.
Original green cloth with gilt blocking to front board, and to spine, with gilt lettering, gilded top edge. xiv plus 254 pages text. Folding chart and plates, most in colour and facsimile letter in text. Half title. Coloured Frontispiece. Title. Dedication. Preface. Contents. List of Illustrations.
Ownership inscription dated 1901. Provost Marshall Stamp-Army Headquarters 1902.
Very clean and bright copy. Binding needs some attention.
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 22 X15cm