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Africa The scramble for Africa and British colonial campaigns including the Boer War, East and West Africa, Egypt and the Sudan   41 Books
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The Old Cheltonian South African War Memorials. 1st Ed., 83pp., 4to, frontis., several photos. Cheltenham: Norman, Sawyer & Co. 1904  #56159
[HLMainPic] A record of the Memorial Cross, Reredos & Kneeling Desk at Cheltenham College ercetd in memory of Cheltonians who fell in the Boer War. Includes a roll, with brief details, of 51 who were killed in action or died of wounds or disease during the conflict. Orig. white cloth, gilt to front, with green cloth backstrip, some staining to rear cover o/w VG throughout & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
The C.I.V. & the War in South Africa, 1900: The City Press Illustrated Souvenir of the City of London Imperial Volunteers. [Number Two]. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [48]pp., photos. throughout. The City Press. Contemp.  #60250
[HLMainPic] A further selection of portraits, photos., nominal rolls &c. VG, See illustrations on our website.   £120
AMERY (L.S.) Ed. The Times History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902. 1st Ed., 7 Vols., in all some 3,500pp., 88 plates, 6 fldg. maps in end-pockets, 77 maps in text. Sampson Low. 1900-1909.  #61226
[HLMainPic] A very good set of one of the key authoritative works on the Boer War, complete with elusive index volume. Original plate, with misattributed portrait of Maj.-Gen. Fitzroy Hart, still in place at page 528 of Vol. III (sometimes this has been replaced). Orig. red cloth, gilt, sps. sunned, little marking to cloth o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £250
AUSTIN (Maj. Herbert H., CMG, DSO, RE) With Macdonald in Uganda: A Narrative Account of the Uganda Mutiny & Macdonald Expedition in the Uganda Protectorate & the Territories to the North. 1st Ed., xv+314pp., portrait frontis., 15 plates, fldg. map. Edward Arnold. 1903  #60199
[HLMainPic] The 1897 exploration & railway building expedition which, with the Sudanese Mutiny (in the Uganda Rifles) became a military campaign too: parties of the 14th & 15th Sikhs accompanied the expedition & proved very useful in suppressing the mutineers. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
BERKELEY (G.F-H.) The Campaign of Adowa & The Rise of Menelik. 1st Ed., xiv+403pp., 2 fldg. maps & 4 plans. Constable. 1902  #57707
[HLMainPic] Richly detailed & standard contemporary account of the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1896 (Italian-Abyssinian & Italian-Dervish campaigns) & the Ethiopian victory at Adowa. The author, George Fitz-Hardinge Berkeley, an Anglo-Irishman, was a prominent cricketer in his day; served in the Worcestershire Regiment 1898-1901 (& as a musketry instructor during the First World War); was a member of the Irish Bar & a strong supporter of Irish Home Rule. Orig. red cloth, somewhat dampstained, about VG & scarce, inscribed by the author "For Uncle Harry with best wishes, and very many thanks for assistance. FRom the Author Nov. 14 1902." See illustration on our website.   £65
BLENNERHASSETT (Rose) & SLEEMAN (Lucy) Adventures in Mashonaland By Two Hospital Nurses. New Ed., xii+340pp. Macmillan & Co. 1893  #60207
[HLMainPic] Macmillan's Colonial Library Edition, orig. green cloth, gilt, little rubbed/worn, sound. See illustration on our website   £25
BUXTON (Earl) General Botha. 2nd Imp., xv+347pp., portrait frontis., 2 plates, 2 maps. Murray. 1924  #55789
[HLMainPic] Much on the creation of the Union of South Africa, the 1914 rebellion, the campaign in German South-West Africa 1914-15, the Union's contributuion to the War, &c. Authoritative biog. as Buxton was Governor-General of South Africa from 1914-1920. Orig. green cloth, gilt, sp. dull o/w VG, inscribed "From the Author March 1927." See illustration on our website.   £15
COX (The Rev. Sir George W., Bart., MA) The Life of John William Colenso, D.D., Bishop of Natal. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xvi+708pp., portrait frontis. & vii+723pp., portrait frontis. Ridgway. 1888  #60171
[HLMainPic] Colenso was an important force in South Africa in the middle part of the 19th Century. He was much involved with missionary work among the Zulus & a defender of Ceteywayo. "These volumes attempt to vindicate Colenso's theological beliefs & his actions during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War" - Raugh. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed, VG ex-Alexandra College with the institution's bookplates but no external markings. See illustration on our website.   £75
CROZIER (Brig.-Gen. F.P., CB, CMG, DSO) Angels on Horseback. 1st Ed., 286pp., frontis., map. Cape. 1932  #60573
[HLMainPic] Memoirs of service with Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry 1899-1900, inc. Spion Kop & Relief of Ladysmith. Probably the author's scarcest work. Sp. a little rubbed o/w VG with author inscrop. "To The two tough Priests from a still tougher Crozier. Aug. 9th 36." Brig.-Gen. Frank Crozier is an interesting character & the subject of a recent biography. See illustration on our website.   £65
DOONER (M.G.) The "Last Post" Being a Roll of All Officers... Who Gave Their Lives for Their Queen, King & Country in the South African War, 1899-1902. 1st Ed., [viii]+446pp. Simpkin, Marshall. 1903  #52956
[HLMainPic] Detailed services of all officers killed in Boer War. Nice copy of scarce original edition, orig. black cloth, gilt, minor wear. See illustration on our website.   £100

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