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[St. Clair-Erskine (J.F.H.), 5th Earl of Rosslyn]


A Record of Adventure During the Boer War

Published: London, 1900

Stock Number: #6099

Price: R1,500


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477 pages, 8vo (210 x 145 mm), folding frontispiece, numerous plates, original blue cloth gilt, a very good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography volume 2, pages 253-4: 'The author, in the capacity of a war correspondent of the Daily Mail and the Sphere, was present at the battle of Pieter's Hill and the Relief of Ladysmith. Later on he made his way through Basutoland, and crossed the Boer lines near Thaba' Nchu, but was taken prisoner at Dewetsdorp, and escaping, was recaptured at Reddersburg and imprisoned for nine weeks at Pretoria. He gives his impressions of three Boer prisons and a very graphic account of the state of the capital of the Transvaal during the last days of Boer government before the British occupation’.