Maydon, J. G.


1st ed., 1901. 198 pp., + adverts, frontis., guarded + 15 other photo-plates. Red cloth; 19 x 13cm. Title faded on spine o/w V.G. The author, a member of the legislative assembly of Natal, gives an account of the part played by French's cavalry in the Boer War in South Africa. Beginning with an Introduction on the history of the Dutch and English in South Africa, this volumes proceeds with the following chapters: Preparing an advance. Methuen and Modder River. The call for cavalry. Magersfontein. Rensburg and Grassy Hill. Among the frowning heights. Masterly tactics of French. A new departure. Changing front. A brilliant dash. The relief of Kimberley. Cronje beaten back. De Wet fails to save Cronje. Advance on Bloemfontein. French deals heavy blows. Capture of Bloemfontein. Illustrated with a total of sixteen photograph plates, this is a Scarce First Edition Copy.

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