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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   39 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
Official History of the Operations in Somaliland 1901-04. General Staff, War Office. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 635pp. in all, 50 of 51 plates & sketches (many being fldg. sketch maps of operations & defenses, two of telegraph communications), 2 fldg. maps in end-pocket of Vol. I + several sketch maps illustrative of the expedition in the text. HMSO. 1907  #62014
[HLMainPic] Detailed, well illustrated & mapped account of the four expeditions against the 'Mad Mullah' in 1901, 1902, 1902-03 & 1903-04 contained in Volume I. Volume II containing a full account of the Organization of Commands & Staff, Services & Departments, &c. 2000 Copies printed but remarkably scarce. Note: Vol. I rather worn but generally VG & complete; Vol. II sp. partially split & one fldg. diagram lacking (Plan of Somali & Field Force Telegraphs in Jan. 1901). Orig. red cloth, gilt, as described above. See illustration on our website.   £295
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

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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
COUPLAND (Sir Reginald) Zulu Battle Piece: Isandhlwana. 1st Ed., 144pp., 9 plates, 4 maps. VG in dw. Collins. 1948  #61881
[HLMainPic] First modern study of the battle & subsequent events at Rorke's Drift, a masterly classic. VG copy of 1st Ed. in sl. marked but appealing dw. See illustration on our website.   £35

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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
CROWE (George, Master-at-Arms, RN) The Commission of HMS Terrible 1898-1902. 1st Ed., xvi+370pp., 56 plates. Newnes. 1903  #61954
[HLMainPic] Fine account inc. service with Naval Brigades in South African War & China 1900. Includes nominal rolls of all ranks, lists of those who landed in South Africa & China, awards &c. Attractive orig. dec. cloth, gilt, minor wear, about VG with pasted-in ownership slip of "J.E. Simmons HMS Terrible 1898 to 1902 &c." & pasteboard card inscribed "Percy Scott HMS Terrible" i.e., Capt. Percy M. Scott, Captain during the operations described. See illustration on our website.   £75

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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.   £90

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