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The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902

By Pretorius, F.

(Cape Town: Don Nelson, 1985) 0909238987. 4to; original blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. 96, incl. index; liberally illustrated with contemporary photographs and artwork, maps. Some tape marks to reverse of dustwrapper; edges very slightly tanned. Very good condition. "Few books on the Anglo-Boer War have been able to offer so many striking colour illustrations, plus numerous black and white photographs, cartoons and sketches that will be fresh in their impact." .

$9.91

Die Britse Deurbraak aan die Benede-Tugela op Majubadag 1900

By Bakkes, C. M.

(Pretoria: Sentrale Dokumentasiediens, Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag, 1973) 0621013161. 4to; original black rexine, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; pp. (iv) + iv + 106, incl. index; contemporary photographs; maps and table, including folding. Trace of foxing to edges. Very good condition. Afrikaans text, with English abstract. "Die Britse Deurbraak aan die Benede-Tugela op Majubadag 1900 handel oor 'n krisisoomblik in die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Na die reeks Boereoorwinnings op die Natalse front in die eerste maande van die oorlog, het die vyand se getalleoorwig hom egter laat geld en kon die Britse magte uiteindelik by Pietershoogte die deurbraak bewerkstellig. Met hierdie deurtastende ontleding van hierdie deurslaggewende oorwinning het dr. Bakkes myns insiens daarin geslaag om 'n waardevolle bydrae te lewer tot die boekrak van enige liefhebber van ons vaderlandsgeskiedenis. Vir die militêre leser hou Die Britse Deurbraak aan die Benede-Tugela op Majubadag 1900 nog meer in. Dr. Bakkes, wat jare lank dosent in die Krygsgeskiedenis aan die Militêre Akademie was, het naamlik baanbrekerswerk verrig met die wyse waarop hy die militêre gebeure aan die universieel aanvaarde krygsnorme toets. Sodoende verskaf hy aan die student van die krygskunde … 'n gulde geleentheid om uit die verlede lesse te leer wat ook vir die toekoms geldig sal bly." .

$99.08

Correspondentie [eight volumes]

By Leyds, W. J.

(Amsterdam: De Bussy / The Hague: Geuze & Co’s, 1930 - 1938). Eight 8vo volumes, variously of cream, blue, red and black cloth, with lettering to spines and upper covers. Light wear to cloth; spines a little sunned; some volumes with earlier owner's name signed on fly-leaf, others with hand-stamp to front free endpaper; occasional fox spot. Good to very good condition. Chronologically, in terms of content, the volumes are as follows: 1. Eenige Correspondentie uit 1899 (Zoogenaamde "Eerste Verzameling"); 2. Tweede Verzameling (Correspondentie1899-1900) Deel I Tweede Band; 3. Tweede Verzameling (Correspondentie 1899-1900) Deel II Bijlagen, Index; 4. Derde Verzameling (Correspondentie 1900) Deel I; 5. Derde Verzameling (Correspondentie 1900). Deel II. Bijlagen, Index; 6. Vierde Verzameling (Correspondentie 1900-1902). Deel I. Eerste Band; 7. Vierde Verzameling (Correspondentie 1900-1902). Deel I. Tweede Band; 8. Vierde Verzameling (Correspondentie 1900-1902) Deel II. Bijlagen, Index. .

$158.53

Die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog

By Breytenbach, J. H.

(Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1948 and 1949). Author's presentation inscription to front free endpaper verso in first volume. 2 small, squarish 8vo volumes; original black cloth, lettered in gilt on spines; pp. (vi) + ix + (i) + 406, x + 381; endpaper map to first volume; photographs. Cloth very slightly rubbed; signed by earlier owner on front pastedown of second volume. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. These books were the precursors of Breytenbach's great magnum opus, the six-volume 'Geskiedenis van die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog in Suid-Afrika, 1899-1902'. Their themes are 'I. Voorspel tot die Stryd', and 'II. Ontplooing van die Boere-offensief Oktober 1899'. They are arguably the earliest works of serious historiography on the subject by an Afrikaans writer. .

$158.53

Ruitervuur: dramatiese hoogtepunte van die Boereoorlog

By Strydom, C. J. Scheepers

(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1970). Ex-library copy. 8vo; original red boards, lettered in white on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 233, incl. index; map. Ex-library copy with dustwrapper cover stuck to lower board, usual codes and stamps, considerable annotations; some foxing and trace of damp-stain to early leaves; upper hinge starting. Fair condition only. Afrikaans text. "Ruitervuur is die eerste boek in Afrikaans wat die volledige verhaal van die Boereoorlog met al sy aspekte in so 'n kort bestek en op so 'n dramatiese wyse beskryf." .

$6.61

Die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog

By Breytenbach, J. H.

(Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1948 and 1949). 2 small, squarish 8vo volumes; original black cloth, lettered in gilt on spines; pp. (vi) + ix + (i) + 406, x + 381; endpaper map to first volume; photographs. Trace of light stippling to cloth; fore-edge of front pastedown a touch fishmothed in second volume. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. These books were the precursors of Breytenbach's great magnum opus, the six-volume 'Geskiedenis van die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog in Suid-Afrika, 1899-1902'. Their themes are 'I. Voorspel tot die Stryd', and 'II. Ontplooing van die Boere-offensief Oktober 1899'. They are arguably the earliest works of serious historiography on the subject by an Afrikaans writer. .

$132.11

Op kommando. Die lewe in die veld tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902

By Pretorius, Fransjohan

(Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis, 2001) 1919825215. 143 x 200 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 96; several photographs. As new. Afrikaans text. "Die bekende historikus Fransjohan Pretorius voorsien met Op kommando in die behoefte aan 'n oorsigtelike beeld van die lewe op kommando tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Dié boek is saamgestel uit Pretorius se radiopraatjies en gebaseer op sy omvangryke en bekroonde Kommandolewe tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog 1899-1902. Op kommando bevat 'n veertigtal foto's. Die teks is besonder toeganklik; dit is dus ook ideal vir lesers wat belangstel in die geskiedenis maar nie 'n akademiese agtergrond het nie. Sake van militêre belang asook die gewoon menslike word hierin belig." .

$26.42

Was Generaal Botha in 1900 'n Verrader?

By Bodenstein, H. D. J.

(Amsterdam: De Bussy / Cape Town: H.A.U.M., 1916). 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in white to spine and upper cover; pp. iv + 190. Boards lightly rubbed; slight bump to tail of spine; upper hinge starting; ownership inscriptions to pastedowns and to front free endpaper; regular browning throughout; occasional fox spot. Good condition. Dutch text. (SABIB I, p. 224) "Contradiction of M.P.C. Valter's accusations against General Botha in his 'Louis Botha contra Generaal de Wet' and 'Generaal Botha tijdens den Engelsch-Afrikaanschen Oorlog in 1900.' " - SABIB .

$23.12

Generaal Hendrik Schoeman - was hy 'n verraaier?

By Schoeman, Johan

(Pretoria: The author, 1950). 8vo; original beige cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. 267; plates. Very slightly frayed to extremities; bottom edges a little bumped; earlier owner's ink stamp and codes to front endpaper; a little foxing to edges. Good condition. Afrikaans text. "It appears that he was not guilty of treason, but there is still controversy about his behaviour after he left Bloemfontein. The verdict on this phase of his career depends basically on whether Boer resistance after the fall of Pretoria was futile or not. A biography, published by his son in 1950, includes numerous documents bearing on his career, and is an outspoken attempt to vindicate his behaviour in the last controversial phase of his life." - DSAB II, p. 634 .

$39.63

Mafeking. A Victorian Legend

By Gardner, Brian

(London: Cassell, 1966). 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 246, incl. index; plates; maps. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel. Very good condition. "The commander of the garrison, Colonel R. S. S. Baden-Powell, became the most popular national hero since Wellington. His audacity, his invention, and above all his sense of humour and his sportsmanship became the image in which the nation strove to mirror her young people. For those nurtured in this stirring tradition - and they are many - Brian Gardner's account of the Siege of Mafeking will come as a considerable surprise." .

$8.59

Christiaan de Wet. 'n Lewensbeskrywing

By Kestell, J. D.

(Cape Town: De Nationale Pers, [1922]). Demy 8vo; original light green cloth, lettered in black on spine; pp. (viii) + 323; plates. Cloth a little rubbed, with trace of stippling to lower cover; ownership inscription penned to front free endpaper; hinges starting; a little foxing. Good. Afrikaans text. (Nienaber I, p. 180) Despite the title page giving 1920 as the date of publication, Nienaber states that the second edition was printed in 1922. Firsthand account of the great guerilla general, Christiaan de Wet. "On the outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899) he [Kestell] joined the Harrismith commando as a chaplain, and later became the trusted adviser of Pres. M. T. Steyn and Gen. C. R. de Wet. Numerous stories are still told about Kestell's fearlessness on commando, his courage, endurance, cheerfulness despite hardships, and his unselfish aid for the sick and wounded. ... Kestell later wrote the first biography of his friend, De Wet, with whom he had shared so much joy and sorrow: Christiaan de Wet: 'n lewensbeskrywing (Cape Town, 1920). It appeared before De Wet's death." - DSAB I, p. 422. .

$31.71

De Strijd tusschen Boer en Brit. De Herinnering van den Boeren-Generaal C.R. de Wet

By De Wet, C.R.

(Amsterdam & Pretoria: Boekhandel voorheen Höveker & Wormser, 1903). 8vo; original grey cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; pp. (iv) + 409 + (iii); frontispiece portrait. Dutch text. Twenty-fourth impression. Cloth rather fishmothed; boards a bit bumped; endpapers and edges browned; occasional fox spot; earlier owner's name signed recto of frontis. Fair to good. (SABIB 2, p. 68) "Tot inleiding van mijn werkje, getiteld: 'De Strijd tusschen Boer en Brit', wensch ik, geachte lezer, slechts dit korte woord te zeggen: Ik ben geen boekschrijver. - Maar ik gevoelde dat de geschiedenis van dezen Strijd, waarin een klein Volk voor vrijheid en recht streed, door geheel de beschaafde wereld met recht als ongekend genoemd werd; en dat het mijn plicht was, mijne persoonlijke ondervindingen in dezen krijg te boek stellen, voor het tegenwoordige en voor de toekomst, niet alleen voor het Afrikaansche Volk, maar voor de geheele wereld." .

$13.21

Ons Parool. Dae uit die Dagboek van 'n Krygsgevangene

By Preller, Gustav S.

(Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1943). 8vo; original oatmeal cloth, lettered in green on spine, and blocked in green and brown to upper cover; pp. (iv) + 172: plates. Corners turned; code penned at tail of spine; label remnants, code and stamp to front endpaper, stamp also to title page; lower hinge starting; light browning; occasional fox spot. Good. Afrikaans text. (Nienaber I, p. 302) Gustav Schoeman Preller, the well-known South African historian, was born in 1875, and went to school at Standerton. He served in the State Artillery in the South African War, 1899-1902, and took part in major Natal battles of the war. Four months before the end of the war in 1902, he was taken prisoner near Ermelo and taken prisoner to India. .

$19.82

Besieged In Ladysmith. A letter to his wife, written in Ladysmith during the siege

By Watkins-Pitchford, H.

(Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, 1964). 8vo; original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine, and with gilt 'Long Tom' device to upper cover; dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. (iv) + 129; a few facsimiles. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn and partially sunned. Very good condition. "The substance of this book comes entirely from a letter to his wife commenced on 27th October, 1899, and finished on 1st March, 1900 - within which dates Watkins-Pitchford endured and survived the Siege of Ladysmith. However much about the Siege may previously have been published, this marathon letter is a most distinguished and eloquent contribution. It may add but little to known facts; it does certainly provide a document of intense human interest, not only by faithfully recording the day by day events, but by clearly and vividly reflecting the whole panorama of emotions evoked at the time in a highly sensitive and impressionable mind. Reading this account, one feels besieged, angry, frustrated, hopeful and hopeless, terrified and courageous, selfish and selfless, hurt and hungry: one is overcome by the climactic joy of the Relief." .

$16.51

Two Years on Trek. Being Some Account of the Royal Sussex Regiment in South Africa

By Du Moulin, Lt.-Colonel

(London: Murray and Co., 1907). Demy 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; tinted top edge; pp. (vi) + iv + (ii) + 323 + x + (i); several map plates and one folding map. Cloth partially sunned, especially to backstrip; extremities rubbed, and backstrip somewhat frayed at head and tail; armorial bookplate of J.J. Chapman to front pastedown; occasional spotting. Good condition. (Hackett, p. 143; Mendelssohn I, p. 492) 'This "account of the doings of the Royal Sussex Regiment in South Africa" was written during the campaign by the author, has been left "practically untouched" by the editor, and "gives a vivid picture of events that had only just occurred - drawn with a firm hand, while the impression was fresh. ... " After January 1901 Col. Du Moulin "was far too occupied ... to do more than make a few notes for his book. And it is from these notes of his, and from the diaries, letters, and personal reminiscences of other officers, that the later chapters have been compiled." The work was completed and published by the comrades of Col. Moulin, "as the most fitting memorial to a gallant soldier." The author - a New Zealander of French descent - entered the British army in 1879, and was known in India as a "musketry expert"; during the hostilities in South Africa he became known for his skill in organisation; he was shot through the heart on June 17, 1900, at Diamond Hill, "leading a charge against the Boers who had rushed his camp."' - Mendelssohn. .

$79.27

From Aldershot to Pretoria. A Story of Christian Work among our Troops in South Africa

By Sellers, W. E.

(London, The Religious Tract Society, no date [preface 1900]). 6th impression. 8vo; original pictorial green cloth with gilt titles; pp. (ii) + 224; monochrome plates. Cloth somewhat rubbed, and a little frayed at extremities of spine; gift bookplate to front pastedown; endpapers and edges browned; occasional light foxing; binding slack; archival tape reinforcing to hinges. Fair to good condition. (Hackett, p. 182) "The book has necessarily been written somewhat hurriedly, and by no means exhausts the story with which it deals. If, however, it has the result of deepening the sympathy of all true lovers of their country for our soldiers and sailors, and in increasing the interest they take in the good work done on their behalf, and if at the same time it brings cheer and encouragement to the men in the Army and Royal Navy who are trying to live manly, Christian lives, the author of the book and the great Society on whose behalf it has been written will be amply rewarded." .

$13.21

Ons Parool. Dae uit die Dagboek van 'n Krygsgevangene

By Preller, Gustav S.

(Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1938). 1st edition. 8vo; original oatmeal cloth, lettered in green on spine, and blocked in green and brown to upper cover; pp. (viii) + 250: plates. Trace of spotting to cloth; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; light browning; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. (Nienaber I, p. 302) Gustav Schoeman Preller, the well-known South African historian, was born in 1875, and went to school at Standerton. He served in the State Artillery in the South African War, 1899-1902, and took part in major Natal battles of the war. Four months before the end of the war in 1902, he was taken prisoner near Ermelo and taken prisoner to India. .

$39.63

The Boer War

By Belfield, Eversley

(London: Leo Cooper, 1975) 0850521920. 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xxvi + 181, incl. index; plates. Very good condition. A volume in the 'Concise Campaigns' series. .

$6.61

Paul Kruger. Simbool van 'n volk

By Van Jaarsveld, F A

(Roodepoort: CUM-Boeke, 1982) 0869842390. 8vo; original blue boards; dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 125; contemporary illustrations in monochrome. Near fine condition. Afrikaans text. "Die aangebode opstelle is meestal opgediep uit Die Huisgenoot en ander tydskrifte van die veertiger- en vyftigerjare. Hulle was as geleentheidstukke aangebied ten tye van Krugerdag, of om een of ander historiese gebeurtenis na 100 jaar in herinnering te roep." .

$19.82

Scheepers se Dagboek en die Stryd in Kaapland (1 Okt. 1901 - 18 Jan. 1902)

By Preller, Gustav S. (introduction and notes)

(Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1938). 8vo; original pale grey cloth blocked in black and green; pp. (vi) + 215; plates. Cloth mottled and somewhat worn, with penned code to tail of spine; corners turned; accession code and earlier owner's name to front free endpaper; a little foxing. Fair. Dutch text (Scheepers diary), and Afrikaans notes, with some English in the material forming the appendix. (Nienaber I, p. 303) The diary continues until moments before the death of Gideon Scheepers. 'What happened to Gideon Scheepers, the gallant twenty-three year old Boer fighter who was executed by a British firing squad some months before the Anglo-Boer War came to an end? Though nobody knows, since his body was never found, this young heliographer became an almost legendary figure in the South African history and his name sacred to many Afrikaners. As he was considered innocent and had become an idol because of his daring exploits in the Cape Colony, Scheepers' execution caused a great outcry throughout the world. Despite his tragic end and the public interest aroused by the secret and apparently clandestine circumstances of his death, very little is really known about his exact movements and experiences. ... The execution itself has now generally been condemned by Boer and Briton as a disgraceful act, but its consequences were more far-reaching than anyone could have foreseen at the time: Gideon Scheepers took his place in the martyrology of Afrikanerdom.' - Dustwrapper blurb for 'The Sword in the Sand', by Johannes Meintjes .

$16.51

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