A Narrative of the Kaffir War of 1850-1851.

GODLONTON Robert &; IRVING Edward (1851[-2])


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Engraved frontispiece and two further engraved plates, three tinted lithographic plates, plan to the text, full-page table. Light browning, otherwise very good in near contemporary blue pebble-grained cloth-backed marbled boards, a little rubbed, slight worming to the spine. 310pp. Pelham Richardson, Cornhill, London; Godlonton & White, Graham's Town,

SABIB II, p.363. "Issued contemporaneously with the Grahamstown edition in 4 numbered quarterly parts from Oct. 1851 to July 1852. Paged continuously. Text is incomplete: stops in the middle of chapter XXIII."

The plates are all by Thomas Baines, "... a Norfolk man, [who] had gone to South Africa in the 1840s and had covered the seventh Kafir War of 1846-47, but from 22 June 1851 to 18 January 1852 he served in the capacity of war artist to Major-General Henry Somerset, compiling eye-witness sketches... He also produced many scenes from the war based on account from soldiers... " [Harrington British Artists and War... p.128]

This edition, bound from the parts - original stab-holes visible in places - is distinctly uncommon.

Stock Code: 88760

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