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St. Leger (Captain S.E.)


Published: London, 1903

Stock Number: #5642/2

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De Luxe Edition: 274 pages,4to (280 x 220 mm), colour frontispiece, 50 colour plates and 15 black & white sketches captioned on the tissue guards (all printed on coated art paper), 100 line drawings in the text, white vellum textured cloth with a design printed in blue and red on the front cover and spine with bevelled boards (the upper cover is bright but there is some soiling on the lower board, corners slightly frayed), gilt titling on upper cover and spine, top edge gilt, three centimetre tear in the margin of the limitation pages, others uncut, foxing on the fore-edge, front hinge weak.. No 210 of an edition of 250 copies

Hackett (R.G.) South African War Books, pages 22 & 189, ?Campaign record compiled by an officer of the Mounted Infantry attached to Gen. French's 1st Cavalry Brigade. The content is drawn from a sketch book kept up from day to day during the war. Chapters relate to the siege and relief of Kimberley, events at Sanna's Post, the crossing of the Vaal, etc. An account of life on commando is based on data supplied by a Transvaal Boer. Mendelsohhn (Sidney) South African Bibliography , volume 2, page 262, ?Amongst the contents of this handsome volume are an account of the siege and relief of Kimberley, and of the engagements of Sanna's Post and Klippriversberg. The sketches are full of interest from a literary and artistic standpoint, and the coloured illustrations possess considerable beauty and merit. It is stated that the work ?is the outcome of a sketch-book, kept up from day to day during the war by a company officer with the Mounted Infantry attached to General French's 1st Cavalry Brigade.??No 210 of the De Luxe edition limited to 250 copies signed by the author.Bookplate of Frank and Edna Bradlow on the front paste-down endpaper.3 copies listed in A SOUTH AFRICAN BIBLIOGRAPHY Volume 3 page 116.