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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   37 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
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
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
DU VAL (Charles, late of the Carbineers, &c.) With A Show through Southern Africa, & Personal Reminiscences of the Transvaal War. 1st Ed., 2 Vols. bound together, vii+290pp. & 230pp., portrait frontis., engraved plates & text sketches. Tinsley Bros. 1882  #54727
[HLMainPic] Travels in South Africa (particularly the Diamond Fields, & service in the first Anglo-Boer War (subtitle states: "Late of the Carbineers, Attach‚ to the Staff of Garrison Commandant, & Editor of the 'News of the Camp' During the Investment of Pretoria.") Orig. dec. red publisher's cloth, gilt & black, some light staining to sp., generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
FERRAR (Major M.L.) With the Green Howards in South Africa 1899-1902. 1st Ed., [v]+199pp., portrait frontis., 20 photos., fldg. map. Eden, Fisher & Co. 1904  #61714
[HLMainPic] Records of the 1st Bn. Yorkshire Regiment in the Boer War, also detachments with the 2nd & 4th Bns. Mounted Infantry. Appendices include casualties, awards, officers' services (including QSA clasp entitlement) & several other rolls. Orig. green cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn but VG & scarce. Inscribed on tp "Colour Serjeant F.C. Hatton from the Author 1904" & later small ownership label of Lieut. R.J.O. Witcher The Green Howards. [Note: Frederick Charles Hatton is listed in the nominal roll of NCOs as the holder of the QSA with three clasps & wounded at Driefontein. He was commissioned in the Green Howards & KiA at Ypres in 1914 & is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial. Robert John Onslow Witcher served with the regiment 1953-68.) See illustration on our website.   £145

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