Houghton 1989, Brenthurst Press, first South African edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 10 x 12, VG/VG cond. LIMITED EDITION OIF 850 REGULAR COPIES. The previously unpublished letters of Lt Eustace Abadie, 9th Lancers, who served in the Cavalry division during the Boer War Oct 1899 to 1903. 63 illus, plates, battle drawings , sketchs, & ,maps, notes, bibliog, index. BRENTHURST Second Series of limited edition , vol # 6. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: A SOLDIER IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899 TO 1902.
Descripción Brenthurst Press, Houghton South Africa, 1989. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good +. 63 full page plates plus map Ilustrador. Limited Edition one of 1,000 copies. One short repaired tear to jacket other wise as New. Nº de ref. del artículo: 018185
Descripción (Johannesburg: The Brenthurst Press, 1989) 0909079439, 1989. Brenthurst Second Series, number 6. Standard edition limited to 850 copies. Large 4to; original red cloth; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; tinted top edge; silk markers; pp. 207+ (i), incl. index; profusely illustrated with maps, facsimiles, and reproductions of contemporary artwork and photographs. Some light spotting to fore-edge; one ribbon marker frayed. Near fine condition. "Lieutenant Eustace Abadie of the 9th Lancers arrived in South Africa on 10 October 1899. The next day the South African War broke out and his regiment moved northward as part of Lord Methuen's advance on the beleaguered Kimberley. It was at this time that Abadie experienced his baptism of fire, at the battle of Belmont. The twenty-two-year-old cavalry officer fought also at the battles of Graspan and Modder River and some weeks later was present at Magersfontein when Boer commandos inflicted a severe defeat on Methuen's army. Thereafter, Abadie was directly involved in the dramatic events which led to the relief of Kimberley on 15 February 1900 and the subsequent fall of Bloemfontein on 13 March. From mid February 1900 until the end of the war he served on the staff of Major-General French who commanded the cavalry division on the march to Pretoria and beyond, and who later took charge of mobile operations in the Cape. As a member of French's staff, Abadie had men of the calibre of Douglas Haig as colleagues and he found himself close to where decisions were taken at command level. His position enabled him to meet the most senior officers - such as Lords Roberts and Kitchener. This is the previously unpublished story of one man's experience of three years of war, written in the heat of the moment. Not subject to any form of military censorship, Abadie's account of the conflict, the country and the people he encountered, is frank, critical and perceptive. Together with accompanying contemporary illustrations, this work vividly portrays an imperial war at the turn of the century as seen through the eyes of an observant young cavalryman. It is a valuable addition to existing accounts of the South African War.". Nº de ref. del artículo: 7282
Descripción The Brenthurst Press., Houghton, South Africa, 1989. Hard Cover. Condición: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. Limited Edition. HEAVY. 207pp, index, bibliography, bw ills. Or red cloth in jacket with red placemarker ribbon. Minor tape stains to endpapers and flaps from old protective cover. Edition limited to 850 clothbound copies. Three years experiences of a cavalryman with the 9th Lancers during the Boer War. Abadie arrived in South Africa the day before war broke out. Size: 4to. Nº de ref. del artículo: 032949
Descripción Brenthurst Press, 1989. Condición: As New. Book in almost Brand New condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: GRP101972286
Descripción Brenthurst Second Series No.6. Standard edition. Brenthurst Press. Johannesburg 1989., 1989. Red cloth boards. 233pp illustrated large 4to. Limited edition of 850. Sold as part of full set of 10 volumes. The story of one man's experience of close on three years of war, Lieutenant Eustace Adabie's account was not subject to military censorship, and the result is frank, critical and perceptive. First-hand accounts of the battles of Graspan, Belmont and Magersfontein are given, as well as the relief of Kimberley. In the cavalry division on Major-General French's staff for over two years, Abadie was close to decision-making at command level and saw military operations over a wide area. A vivid portrayal of an imperial war, this work is illustrated with contemporary illustrations. Four square corners. A very Fine copy in VG-F dustwrapper (spine faded, most minor wear only, no chips. tears, or loss). Nº de ref. del artículo: 26266