Number 137 of the Edition De Luxe, limited to three hundred and fifty copies, signed by the author-artist. 4to; original pale buckram over bevelled boards, with gilt lettering to spine and upper cover; top edge gilt; pp. xiv + 254; several colour plates with captioned tissue-guards; facsimile letters and battle plan at rear. Spine darkened; cloth partially sunned and lightly rubbed; corners a little bumped; extremities somewhat worn; sporadic, moderate foxing (the plates largely unaffected); map browned, a bit creased and slightly frayed. A very good copy of this rare edition. (Hackett, p. 169; Mendelssohn I, p. 1008) '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.' - Mendelssohn.
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