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Campaigning in Kaffirland 1853  

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Title:
Campaigning in Kaffirland: or Scenes and Adventures in the Kaffir War of 1851-2

Author:
King, Capt. W.R.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Saunders and Otley

Date:
1853

Description:

x, [2], 329, [3] + 4 ad pp. Illustrated with five duotone lithographs and additional wood engravings in text. (8vo) 20.2x12.5 cm (8x5"), red cloth lettered on spine in gilt, gilt stamp to front cover, apparently re-cased in the original binding. First Edition. 

A narrative of the author's involvement, with his 78th Highlanders Brigade, in the Cape Frontier Wars, or Kaffir Wars. Technically this would have been the eighth Kaffir (or Xhosa) War, within a larger conflict that spanned one hundred years of South African history (1779-1879). The Kaffir wars were one of the most prolonged struggles by indigenous peoples against European colonization. 


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Condition:
Cover worn with light chipping and fraying at spine ends, lettering fading, soiling to boards; some foxing to pages and plates, ΒΌ" closed tear to preface page at foot; very good.


 
Item number:
295973a
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