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 The previously unpublished letters of Lt Eustace Abadie, 9th Lancers, who served in the Cavalry division during the Boer War Oct 1899 to 1903. 63 illus, plates, battle drawings ,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. Estado de conservación: 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. de la librería 018185
Descripción BRENTHURST, South Africa, 1989. Hard Back. Estado de conservación: Very Good +. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very GOOD +. 1989, HARDBACK. 208 PAGES. A VERY GOOD BOOK IN A DUST JACKET WITH LIGHT SHELF WEAR . TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS VERY GOOD WITH NICE BRIGHT PAGES. POSTED FROM THE UK IN 1-2 WORKING DAYS, IN A PROTECTIVE CARD WRAP. Size: 208 PAGES. Nº de ref. de la librería 026249
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. de la librería 7282
Descripción The Brenthurst Press., Houghton, South Africa, 1989. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: 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. de la librería 032949