International Publishing Co., Philadelphia & Chicago, 1st ed., 1900. 485 frontis., several photo & other plates + 1 cold., & fldg., map. Re-cased retaining original green cloth covers with ill., to front ; new e.p.'s. ; 23 x 17cm. Covers scuffed / marked ; damp to margin only of frontis., o/w V.G. This contemporary account of the Boer War comes in two parts. Part I covers A Complete History of South Africa Before the Breaking Out of the Present War ; It's Discovery ; Settlement ; Native Tribes ; The Missionaries and their Labours ; Government, Wars, Resources, Progress, Development, Wealth, Diamond Mines and Gold Fields, Heroes, Statesmen and Kings of Capital. Part II covers A Thorough Reliable and Impartial History of England's Conflict with the Boers ; The Causes of Hatred Between Them ; The Battle of Majuba Hill and its Consequences ; The Terrible Struggle of 1899-1900 ; Determination and Heroism on Both Sides ; The Many Battles in Detail ; Marksmanship and Strategy of the Boers ; Thrilling and Pathetic Incidents ; Attitudes of Foreign Nations and the Influence of this War on Civilization. Illustrated with plates and a coloured and folding map.