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Catalogue 43 Anglo-boer War #5635/2

Nevinson (H.W.)

LADYSMITH

The Diary of a Siege

Published: London, 1900

Stock Number: #5635/2

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306 pages, 8vo (200 x 135 mm), frontispiece of H.W. Nevinson, 13 illustrations, 3 maps - 1 folding, red cloth gilt, covers battered and worn, corners bumped, spine frayed at the top and bottom of the spine, fair opy only

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography vol. 2 page 98: The author travelled to the front with General Joubert, who remarked to him that he was particularly hurt that the Queen had taken no notice of the long letter or pamphlet he wrote to her on the situation. Mr. Nevinson's first communication from Ladysmith is dated October 11 1899, one day before the Boers invaded Natal. The volume gives an interesting account of the siege and relief of the town.