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South Africa and the Transvaal War

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Product description

This is a complete set of Creswickes 8 volume history
of the South African or Boer War of 1899-1902. The war was fought between the
British and the Afrikaner republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State
for control of South Africa.

Creswicke wrote at the time of the events described.
The first 6 volumes were published by T. C. and E. C. Jack of Edinburgh in 1900
and 1901 and take the account up to early 1901. The supplementary 7th
volume was published by Caxton of London in 1902 and dealt with the period of
guerilla warfare and the negotiation of the Peace of Vereeniging. The final 8th
volume, also published by Caxton is subtitled "South Africa and its Future" and
deals with the aftermath of the war and the prospects of South Africa in the
Twentieth Century. Volume 8 was edited by Creswicke but included contributions
from a number of authors, Including Baden-Powell and W. Bleloch, on topics such
as: Problems and Possibilities; South African Federation; The Mining Industry;
Agriculture; Commercial prospects.

The book is lavishly illustrated with maps, colour and
black and white plates. Its account of the war is extremely detailed. It
includes additional material such as; a biographical record, recipients of the
Victoria Cross and a list of casualties.

Creswickes approach reflects the imperialist
sentiment of late Victorian Britain. In volume 1, when discussing the causes of
the war, he states that, "If the future of South Africa is to be saved, the
prestige of Great Britain must be maintained".

"South Africa and the Transvaal War" is an invaluable
source for those studying the history of South Africa and the culture of
British imperialism.

The binding as well as the text and illustrations are in very good condition.
There is a loose colour plate between pages 104 and 105 of volume 1. Some of the
front and back free end papers are stained but otherwise undamaged. Most
volumes contain a small booksellers stamp or sticker in a corner of the final
end paper.

Item details

Added value:
Complete Set
Author(s):
Louis Creswicke
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
All volumes are 25.5cm x 18.5cm
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Vols. 1-6 T.C. and E.C. Jack, Edinburgh. Vols. 7 and 8 Caxton, London
Title:
South Africa and the Transvaal War

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This is a complete set of Creswickes 8 volume history
of the South African or Boer War of 1899-1902. The war was fought between the
British and the Afrikaner republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State
for control of South Africa.

Creswicke wrote at the time of the events described.
The first 6 volumes were published by T. C. and E. C. Jack of Edinburgh in 1900
and 1901 and take the account up to early 1901. The supplementary 7th
volume was published by Caxton of London in 1902 and dealt with the period of
guerilla warfare and the negotiation of the Peace of Vereeniging. The final 8th
volume, also published by Caxton is subtitled "South Africa and its Future" and
deals with the aftermath of the war and the prospects of South Africa in the
Twentieth Century. Volume 8 was edited by Creswicke but included contributions
from a number of authors, Including Baden-Powell and W. Bleloch, on topics such
as: Problems and Possibilities; South African Federation; The Mining Industry;
Agriculture; Commercial prospects.

The book is lavishly illustrated with maps, colour and
black and white plates. Its account of the war is extremely detailed. It
includes additional material such as; a biographical record, recipients of the
Victoria Cross and a list of casualties.

Creswickes approach reflects the imperialist
sentiment of late Victorian Britain. In volume 1, when discussing the causes of
the war, he states that, "If the future of South Africa is to be saved, the
prestige of Great Britain must be maintained".

"South Africa and the Transvaal War" is an invaluable
source for those studying the history of South Africa and the culture of
British imperialism.

The binding as well as the text and illustrations are in very good condition.
There is a loose colour plate between pages 104 and 105 of volume 1. Some of the
front and back free end papers are stained but otherwise undamaged. Most
volumes contain a small booksellers stamp or sticker in a corner of the final
end paper.

Added value:
Complete Set
Author(s):
Louis Creswicke
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
All volumes are 25.5cm x 18.5cm
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Vols. 1-6 T.C. and E.C. Jack, Edinburgh. Vols. 7 and 8 Caxton, London
Title:
South Africa and the Transvaal War

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