With the Flag to Pretoria
A History of the Boer War 1899-1900
By H. W. Wilson
1900 - London - Harmsworth Brothers, Limited
11" by 10", viii, 364; viii, 365-716pp
A history of the Boer War 1899 - 1900 illustrated mainly from photographs and authentic sketches taken in South Africa, including an illustration to frontispiece of volume one of 'Her Majesty The Queen Visiting Her Wounded Soldiers.' With coloured fold-out maps to rear of each volume.
In two volumes complete.
Herbert Wrigley Wilson (1866 - 12 July 1940), known often only as H. W. Wilson, was a British journalist and naval historian.
The Second Boer War and the earlier, much less well known, First Boer War (December 1880 - March 1881) are collectively known as the Boer Wars.
The Second Boer War was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the South African Republic and the Orange Free State. It ended with a British victory and the annexation of both republics by the British Empire; both would eventually be incorporated into the Union of South Africa, a dominion of the British Empire, in 1910. The conflict is commonly referred to as The Boer War but is also known as the South African War outside South Africa, the Anglo-Boer War among most South Africans.
In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear and slight bumping to extremities and with some marks and staining to boards. With very slight evidence of part worming to rear joint of volume two. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean with only the odd handling mark, with foxing to endpapers only. With a slight closed tear to folding map.
Overall: VERY GOOD
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