Chicago, sold by subscription only. 1st ed., 1899. (Although this work always states a publication date of 1899, the book covers the entire Boer War through to the end of May 1902 so the real publication date is 1902.) 550 pp., frontis., guarded, + 83 photo & other plates; 1 cold., & fldg map. Pict., cloth; spine re-laid + new e.p.’s; 24 x 18cm. Small mark to rear cover o/w V.G. Published at a crucial point in the Boer Wars, this book was written to explain the South African problem. It examines the history and development of the country and the causes of the war between the British and the Boers for supremacy in the Transvaal are dwelt upon in detail. The Jameson raid is traced in its entirety as the overt cause of the war and the history of the war is given in logical order. Superbly illustrated, giving an important contemporary account. Scarce First Edition.