The History of the Boer War. With Illustrations, Maps, and Plans.
Volume I (of II). London, Methuen and Co., 1901. 19 cm x 25.5 cm. 520 pages with numerous illustrations. Hardcover [publisher’s original red cloth] with gilt lettering and design on spine. Design on front board. Good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Cracks to gutters with exposed netting between front and rear pastedowns and endpapers. Binding is shaky but book block still solid. Interior is bright and clean and sharp cornered. Preowner’s name on front endpaper.
Includes, for example, the following: The Military System of the Transvaal / The Boer Initative and the British forces in Natal / The Investment of Ladysmith / The Army Corp – Buller’s Change of Plan / The Battle of Modder River / The Battle of Magersfontein / Stormberg / The Battle of Colenso / Spion Kop / The Relief of Ladysmith
A near contemporaneous account of the early stages of the Second Anglo-Boer War. Details the early Boer successes, the quick series of Boer victories in December – a period that was known as ‘Black Week’ by the British – and the waxing of British fortunes as the old century gave way to the new.
Sir Foster Hugh Egerton Cunliffe, 6th Baronet (17 August 1875 – 10 July 1916) was an English historian and first-class cricketer. Cunliffe became a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford and a lecturer in history at Oxford University and wrote The History of the Boer War. He was killed serving in World War I. (Wikipedia)