The Illustrated London News Record of the TRANSVAAL WAR, 1899-1900 The Achievements of the Home and Colonial Forces in the Great Conflict with the Boer Republics.
The Illustrated London News and Sketch , 1900 First Edition. Binding: Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Bound in maroon boards, half leather, gilt titles. Chipped and edgeworn. The original colour covers are bound in, and still clean and bright, undamaged. 8 full-page photogravure plates, tissue guarded, as called for. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 0028780. (Book ref. 0028780) £45.00
MARTIAL LAW NOTICE. Women and children and persons well disposed towards the Government are advised to leave between 6 and 11 a.m. to-day that part of Fordsburg and vicinity where the authority of the Government is defied and military operations may take place. They will proceed to Show Ground with such blankets, food, and personal belongings as they can carry with them. They will take the following route:-Through Vrededorp Sub-way along Kaffir Street and 17th Street, then via Toll Street to the tram line, following tram line to main entrance of Show Ground. No immunity from arrest and punishment is guaranteed to any person coming out under this notice who has broken the law. ...
Johannesburg 14th March 1922. Notice measuring 15.5cm x 25cm. printed two columns each side, with text in English, Afrikaans, Sesuto and Zulu. Sl. creased and torn to edges. General strike was proclaimed on Monday 6th March 1922 and on Wednesday 8th March the strike turned into open revolution in a bid to capture Johannesburg. On Friday 10th March martial law was proclaimed, Sunday 12th March saw 2200 rebels being taken as prisoners and on Tuesday 14th March the artillery bombarded the strikers stronghold at Fordsburg Square, this fell to the government in the afternoon. The two communist leaders Fisher and Spendiff committed suicide in this building. US$234 (Book ref. 184487) £150.00
THE MAFEKING MAIL. Special Siege Slip. Issued Daily, Shells Permitting. Terms: One Shilling per Week, Payable in Advance. No. 1 Mafeking, November 1st, 1899 - No. 159 Friday, June 8th, 1900.
Printed and Published by Townshend & Son Mafeking. November 1st - Friday June 8th 1900. Thin folio/4to. Issues 1-159 [Lacking Issue 143]. Without Preface and List of Members only issued in final 4th printing; With Issue 45 only issued after the Siege; Without Issue 56 not issued but ‘Omission Slip’ present; With the Unnumbered Special of March 8th, 1900 ‘Contents Bill’ in reprint; Printed on a variety of paper stocks, Issues 19-23 red, Issues 24-29 orange, Issues 30-32 green, Issues 33-36 brown, Issue 37 pink, Issues 38-71 brown; Issue 94-95 & 106 blue; Issue 121 with faint horizontal lines; Issue 122 with pink lines; Issues 124 126-128 with ‘Custom House Mafeking’ printed upside down to bottom of leaf; Issues 133-134 with pink lines; Issue 135-138 145 147 149 & 151 with blue lines; Issue 144 with blind stamp to tail. Fragile leaves with some chipping minor tears and marginal loss, Issue 45 damaged with loss along fore-edge and silked, ex.-libris L.J. Williamson, marbled e.ps., rebound by Zaehnsdorf in gilt rule edged half crushed morocco with cloth boards, corners rubbed, some marking to boards, gilt lettered spine, t.e.g. Our run No. 1 - 159 (with the omissions and additions as noted above). Our set either 2nd or 3rd Edition. With the corrections i.e. ‘siege’ for ‘seige’; All Issues showing absense of ‘only’ i.e. ‘terms’ instead of ‘only terms’; the addition of the headline ‘the Cannon Koppie Fight’ all as 2nd edition which was reprinted for the 3rd edition.Mendelssohn Volume 1 pp.967. ‘... The “complete sets of the Mafeking Mail Siege Slips,” as advertised by the editor on May 30, 1900, were to include Nos. 1-147 ... and the set in the British Museum 165, but the latter does not contain the preface or the Military Lists.’ US$3510 (Book ref. 198094) £2250.00
LETTER FROM COMMANDANT LOUIS BOTHA TO LORD KITCHENER, Dated 13th February, 1901. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty, April, 1901.
Printed for HMSO by Darling & Son Ltd. ... 1901. Thin 4to. pp. Unbound. [Cd. 546.] US$39 (Book ref. 201399) £25.00
THOSE RESTLESS YEARS (Dealing with the Boer Wars and Bambata Rebellion).
Howard Timmins, Cape Town 1971. 1st Ed. 180pp. Profusely illus. mainly from photos., several maps and battle plans. Good in chipped d/w. US$31 (Book ref. 210540) £20.00
REPORTS ON MILITARY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA AND CHINA
War Department, Adjutant General's office. Washington: Government Printing Office 1901. 1st Ed. 325pp. [Only, without the China portion of the work, also lacking prelims. with upper portion of Contents leaf only present]. 1 text map, 1 text sketch, 15 maps and plans including 5 folding, [lacking large folding map of South Africa in rear pocket]. Some very light browning, hinges cracked, ex.-Staff College with bookplate, ink stamp and tape to verso of sub-title of first work, some discreet numbering to front e.ps., rebound in half calf with cloth, extremities sl. discoloured, gilt ruled spine with gilt lettered title label, faint remains of accession no. Hackett pp.148, 'Extracts from reports of Capt. S. Slocum on operations of the British Army in South Africa. Together with extracts from reports of Capt. Carl Reichmann on operations of the Boer Army. With a summary of events in South Africa and China.' US$234 (Book ref. 195829) £150.00
FIRST ANNUAL REPORT WITH APPENDICES.
Johannesburg 31st August 1904. Thin 8vo. Introductory [i] + 108pp. + [iv]. [Without t.p.] Folding certificate, 2 folding panoramas, folding plate, many ills. Light sporadic browning, upper hinge weak and with minor discolouring, original gilt lettered cloth, some wear and marking, spine faded and bumped. US$172 (Book ref. 184485) £110.00
THE BOER WAR.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1979. 1st Ed. Large 8vo. xxii + 659pp. Numerous ills., 9 maps. Sl. rubbed and creased d/w. US$31 (Book ref. 212995) £20.00
OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY CONTINGENTS TO THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Albert J. Mullett ... Melbourne 1911. 1st Ed. Royal 8vo. [iv] + 607pp. Ex.-Staff College with bookplate, numbers to front f.e.p., ink stamps to t.p., e.ps. lightly browned, original gilt lettered cloth, cloth frayed to edges, spine bumped with stain towards head. Hackett pp.120. ‘A register of Australian military contingents to South Africa grouped under Colonies. The information includes details of establishment, equipment, embarkation, records of service, engagements, promotions, and honours. A nominal roll completes each entry. US$593 (Book ref. 196898) £380.00
WAR IMPRESSIONS Being a Record in Colour. Transcribed by Dorothy Menpes.
A & C Black N.d. c.. 1st 8vo. Ed. xiv + 254pp. 99 cold. plates, leaves of facsimiles, folding map. Some light browning, original gilt lettered dec. cloth, recased, spine very sl. chipped, t.e.g. 20 Shilling Series. US$70 (Book ref. 212709) £45.00
DELAYED ACTION. Being something of the life and times of the late Brigadier General Sir Duncan McKenzie K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O., V.D., Legion d’Honneur.
N.p. [Dargle] N.d. c.. Royal 8vo. [viii] + 412pp. Cold. port. frontis., folding family tree and numerous ills. by Barbara Woollatt (Mrs. A.G. McKenzie) including many from photos. Front e.ps. browned, very good in original cloth with gilt title to spine, in lightly soiled and very sl. chipped d/w. Boer War, The Zulu Rebellion.One of the scarcest of all South African 20th century military biographies. US$179 (Book ref. 184537) £115.00
THE RECORD OF THE SIEGE OF MAFEKING Kept by ... at one time Serjeant in “D” Squadron Regiment formed Baden-Powell’s Frontier Force Colonel R.S.S. Baden-Powell Commanding Lt. Col. C.O. Hore Commanding Protectorate Regt. Lt. Col. Plumer Commanding Rhodesian Regt.
N.p. N.d. Sm. 4to. [iv] + 48 photocopied leaves typed one side only. Without leaf numbered pp.42. Enclosed in wrapps. Apparently published November 1995 and edited by Trevor J. Davies and in Aldermaston, Berks. : Roberts Publications, .Preface: ‘This is not written day by day, but in some cases two or three days will be found to ? in sequence. The main work is the ? of notes taken at the beginning of the siege for the first part, and then the second part or so, while I was in hospital it was that I recommenced my notes keeping them going ever since. The first part may be more interesting from the fact that I wrote it under shell fire just after the arrival of the 94- pounder since known as “Big Ben”. This record is not meant as a work for publication but purely for the gratification of my friends and for my own satisfaction ... Mafeking 11:3:00.’With an additional 10 leaves (some photocopies) from a (British?) official detailing life in Kenya. US$195 (Book ref. 197473) £125.00
ALS 9 pages 8vo. on the headed paper of the Imperial Hotel Maritzberg, Natal.
Jan 2nd 1900. ‘My Dear Albert I was glad indeed to get your kind letter of the 6th Dec. last night & it was good of you writing. First of all let me say how grieved I was you and Eva, to hear of your Father’s death & you have all my sympathy. Tess I am sure, will have given you all our news. Our hearts are aching with anxiety for those shut up in Ladysmith, & if General Buller fails in his next attack God help them all for they can not hold out much longer. His defeat on the 15th was a crushing blow to all & I fear he is not hopeful of his next battle succeeding-they will do their best, & no officers or men could behave more splendidly then our own are doing however the heads may blunder-but the Boers position at Colenso, which is the ?? node to Natal is an almost impossible position to retake, & they say themselves they can hold it against 70,000 men for any length of time. We hope & trust for the best-but things are very very serious; we have over 900 wounded officers & men here- & their one cry is, that at the battle of Colenso on the 15th they never even saw a Boer, & were shot down like sheep. They are all so good & patiente, & though most of the wounds heal well & quickly, some of them suffer terribly, & their one idea is to be up & help others again. I had a heliograph message from Don [Col. O’Donnel Colley Grattan] on the 18th just saying ‘all right’ but you can guess what comfort those two words were to me. It is so hard getting no personal news ... you know we had to leave at an hours notice, & only allowed the smallest possible quantity of luggage-so everything we possess in the world is in Ladysmith & one is thankful to have a roof over ones head in these days ... The heat here is very great just now-110 on Xmas day & I fear in Ladysmith it must be very bad ... I thank you so much for your kind thought of us, believe me my dear Albert I appreciate it very very much ... I hope this will find you well again thanking you- & with love from myself & the girls, & very good wish for 1900. Believe me yr affec. cousin Helen R Grattan. My love to Eva please, I hope she is keeping free of from influenza this winter.Jan 5thCol. Lion an old friend of ours on Sir Charles Warren’s staff at Estcourt, managed to get a heliograph message through to Don for me for the new year saying girls & self were quite well-& to send back message if possible-& yesterday I got an answer. ‘Grattan well sends messages for 1900’- ... Yrs Hilly.Colonel O’Donnel Colley (1855-1929) He served in the South African war, 1899-1900; operations in Natal in 1899, including actions at Rietfontein and Lombard’s Kop; Defence of Ladysmith. He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 10 September 1901); received the Queen’s Medal with clasp, and for services rendered at Ladysmith was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (Lonfon Gazette, 27 September 1901); ‘O’Donnel Colley Grattan, Lieutenant Colonel, Liverpool Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa.’ The insignia was presented by the King 29th October 1901. US$351 (Book ref. 184502) £225.00
HISTORY OF THE RAILWAYS DURING THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902. HMSO 1903. 149pp. 2 folding panoramas, folding map, 4 folding charts. [With] DETAILED HISTORY OF THE RAILWAYS IN THE SOUTH AFRICA WAR 1899-1902. Letterpress; Illustrations. Chatham Royal Engineers Institute 1904. Sm. Folio. 2 vols. 275pp. + xl. + viii. 2 folding frontis. maps, 10 diagrams, folding appendix, folding map, 6 figures, folding table, 61 plates from photos., 93 plates mainly folding.
3 vols. Sm. folio. Ex.-Staff College lib. with bookplates, ink stamps and numbering to e.ps., some light browning, rebound in gilt lettered cloth, spines faded bumped and with accession labels. Mendelssohn Volume 1 pp.605.; Hackett pp.74. ‘A record of railway operations during the war abridged from the four volume official record compiled by the War Office. Due to considerations of expense only the first volume of the original history was published [as above] The [subsequent two volumes were] drawn from the last three volumes of the original compilation and issued [as above]. US$2340 (Book ref. 198127) £1500.00
REPORT OF HIS MAJESTY’S COMMISSIONERS Appointed to Inquire into the Military Preparations and Other Matters Connected With the War in South Africa.
HMSO 1903. Sm. folio. viii + 316pp. Ex.-Staff College lib. with bookplate, ink stamps and numbering to e.ps., some light browning, rebound in gilt lettered cloth, spine faded bumped and with accession label. [Cd. 1789].Mendelssohn Volume 2., pp.698.Hackett pp.8. ‘The report of the Elgin Commission appointed to inquire into the military preparations for the war in South Africa, and into the supply of men, ammunition, equipment and transport by sea and land in connection with the campaign, and into the military operations up to the occupation of Preoria. The commission sat on 55 days to take evidence and heard 114 witnesses among whom were Gen. Sir Redvers Buller and Field Marshall Earl Roberts, together with many other senior officers, civil and military. Numerous documents bearing upon the proceedings are reproduced as appendices the volume is fully indexed.’ US$148 (Book ref. 198128) £95.00
SOUTH AFRICA AND THE TRANSVAAL WAR.
Caxton Publ. Co. N.d. c.[1900-02]. 8 vols. Royal 8vo. Numerous plates including many cold., numerous ports., numerous maps. Edges and e.ps. lightly browned, original gilt dec. cloth, edges dampstained, spines faded and sl. chipped, minor marking. Mendelssohn Vol. 1., pp.392. In 1902 two supplementary volumes were published, vol. 6. ‘brings to a close the history of the war as far as the annexation of the Transvaal is concerned’; vol. 7 ‘covers the Guerilla War. From February 1901 to the conclusion of Hostilities. The development of peace negotiations from February 23, 1901, to May 31, 1902’. US$234 (Book ref. 212979) £150.00
REPORTS, STATISTICAL TABLES AND TELEGRAMS RECEIVED FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, 1899, to January 22nd, 1902. Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty. HMSO 1902. 56pp. [Cd. 963]. Mendelssohn Vol. 2., pp.696.[Bound with]. PROCEEDINGS OF A COURT OF ENQUIRY held at St. Stephen’s House, Westminster, S.W. on the Administration of the Army Remount Department since January 1899, By Order of the Commander in Chief Dated 20th Feburary 1902. Presented to Parliament by Command of his Majesty. HMSO 1902. [iv] + 34pp. [Cd.993]. Mendelssohn Vol. 2., pp.696.[Bound with] ARMY REMOUNTS. Digest of Evidence Taken Before the Court of Enquiry on the Adminstration of the Army Remount Department Together with Index. HMSO 1902. [iv] + 40pp.
HMSO 1902. Together 3 works bound in 1 vol. Sm. Folio. Ink stain to fore-edge intruding sl. onto margins, ex.-Staff College with bookplate and numbering to e.ps., gilt lettered cloth, waterstained to spine and with some dampstaining to tail of boards with paper adhesion to lower board. US$195 (Book ref. 197499) £125.00
WARWICKSHIRE YEOMANRY SOUTH AFRICA 1900-01.
Combe Park May 1912. Thin landscape 8vo. 14 plates from photos. Original white lettered wrapps., some fading. Series of formal posed photographs. US$55 (Book ref. 212992) £35.00
Grey Steel J C Smuts A Study in Arrogance
Arthur Barker, 1937. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. Signed by Author 406pp, illus, maps, plates, co9ntents very good, edges f blue cloith covered boards are a little rubbed, cloth at top of spine has a short (3mm) split, jacket is worn at edges and has a small piece missing from the rear panel, however the portrait of Smuts on the front panel is intact albeit with a light crease. Digital image available on request (Book ref. 007106) £25.00
The Regimental Records of The Royal Scots (The First or The Royal Regiment of Foot)
Dublin: Alexander Thom and Co, 1915. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 787pp, illus, superb colour plates, light foxing on prelims, original leather covered boards with gilt titles and badge, binding firm, plates are in fine condition, spine sunned and rubbing to edges of boards (as usual). Digital images available on request. (Book ref. 007051) £325.00