291 pages, original pictorial cloth which is age worn, title page with uncancelled stamp of the Book Exchange in Waterloo, Ontario, working loose at the front hinge opposite the title page.
Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 1, page 201: A record of the services of the contingent from Toronto to Pretoria, describing the voyage and the events of the war in which the contingent was employed.
Hackett (R.G.) South African War Books, An Illustrated Bibliography (1994), page 32: A war correspondent's account of the First Canadian Contingent on active service to South Africa. Chapters relate to Cronje's surrender at Paardeberg and the subsequent march on Bloemfontein and Pretoria.
In his preface, the author writes that his object is to preserve 'some intimate record of the doings of those thousand men, alive and dead, who brought to Canada her greatest glory and her widest fame. He wishes to 'recall some of the incidents and adventures with which our soldiers met, and to afford those at home some idea of the trials and discomforts which they so bravely encountered.'
- Size: 8vo (190 x 130 mm)
- Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
- Contact Person: Paul Mills
- Country: South Africa
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