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24 Jan 2019 16:30 GMT

Norris-Newman (Charles L.)


Through the War of 1879

Published: W.H. Allen & Co., London, 1880

Edition: First Edition

Reserve: $500


Estimate: $600/700

Bidding opens: 24 Jan 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Jan 16:30 GMT

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343 pages, frontispiece portrait of General Lord Chelmsford, portrait of Sir Henry Bartle Frere - a laid down photograph, 2 portraits, 8 folding plans, large folding Military Map of Zululand at the end, original green cloth with gilt device of Zulu spears on the upper cover, titled gilt on the spine, neatly rebacked, but starting to wear at the edges of the spine, edges uncut, light foxing but overall a good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 2 page 98: A full account of the campaign by a war correspondent who was well acquainted with the country, and had a good knowledge of the natives and their language and customs. The author traverses the statement so often made that Sir Bartle Frere "caused the war", and maintains that the difficulty which culminated in the hostilities had existed a quarter of a century before the High Commissioner arrived in South Africa, and that later on it became abundantly evident that Cetywayo had been actively preparing for war.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (230 x 150 mm)

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