Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Anglo-Zulu War
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FIRST DAY COVER
In Commemoration of the 1879 Zulu War / Ter Herdenking Van Die 1879 Zoeloe-Oorlog / Isikhumbuzo Sempi Kazulu Ka 1879
(Rorke's Drift: South African Post Office, 1979). . Date stamp Rorke's Drift 25-05-1979. 100 x 178 mm; colour-printed envelope with portraits of Cetshwayo and Lord Chelmsford, and stamps depicting the battles of Isandlwana, Ulundi, and Rorke's Drift. The envelope contains a card providing a summary of the Anglo-Zulu War, printed in English on one side, and in Afrikaans on the other. Fine condition..
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N° du livre: 10090
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Anglo-Zulu War
Mots-clés: . Covers Anglo

 
DRAYSON, A. W.
Among the Zulus; the Adventures of Hans Sterk, South African Hunter and Pioneer
(London: Griffith and Farran, 1879). . Crown 8vo; green pictorial cloth over bevelled boards, blocked in gilt and black to spine and upper cover, and in blind to lower cover; a.e.g.; pp. xii + 340 + publisher's catalogue; full-page illustrations. Gift inscription, with date from a month after publication (in the year of the Anglo-Zulu War) to front free endpaper; extremities rubbed; discreet archival tape repair to upper hinge; occasional light foxing. Good to very good condition. (Hosken, p. 92 [later edition]; Mendelssohn I, p. 487 [this edition]) Impetus for the re-publication of this book, first issued in 1869, was provided by the outbreak of the Anglo-Zulu War: "... no apology is needed for its re-issue ... at this moment, when events in South Africa have given a new and special interest to everything connected with that region." - From the Publisher's Note. 'This capital sporting narrative "is full of stories of daring adventures among savage beasts and hardly less savage men." The period of the tale is about the time of the Great Trek, and mingled with the account of exciting incidents is considerable information respecting those parts of South Africa traversed by the emigrant farmers. In the Appendix will be found short articles on "The Dutch Boer of South Africa," "The Hottentot," and "The Amakosa ..." ' - Mendelssohn.
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N° du livre: 11272
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50 | CHF 54]
Catalogue: Anglo-Zulu War
Mots-clés: Boys' Adventure . Historical Novels. Zululand. . Anglo Zulu

 
ELLIOTT, MAJOR W. J.
The Victoria Cross in Zululand and South Africa. Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift
(Pietermaritzburg: Africana Book Collectors, 1990) 0620146257. . Africana Book Collectors Pamphlet Series, No. 7. Grant Christison's copy, with his pencilled note on the title page: "Wrote the Intro, saw it through the press." Copy number two of an edition limited to 300 copies, signed on the copyright page by the publisher, Dennis Slotow. A facsimile reprint of the Dean & Son "Deeds of Daring Library" edition of the late 1880s. 190 x 130 mm; pictorial card wrappers; pp. (iv) + 112; contemporary line illustrations, map and plan. Small section of spine and upper cover slightly scratched. Very good condition. 'The original from which this facsimile has been made is in the possession of the publishers. Every effort has been made to reproduce the original appearance, to the extent of retaining the decorative three-colour cover of the original. The cover was of green cloth; hence the green wraps of this facsimile. After an introductory chapter describing the scene on the eve of the British invasion, chapters II and III cover some background material including the Seventh (Cape) Frontier War and the British treatment of Sekhukhune and Cetshwayo. Already the reader has a taste of Elliott's didactic approach which persists through chapters IV to VI dealing with events leading up to the war. Chapters VII to XV set out the progress of the war from invasion to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, chapter XV treating the Victoria Cross awards. Chapter XVI looks at Pearson's coastal column and XVII wraps up. A striking characteristic of Elliott's handling of his material is his empathy for the Zulu people. He was not alone in the belief that the Anglo-Zulu War had been "one of the most unjust, one of the most aggressive wars" in which Britain had been involved (p35); this view was shared by many Britons at the time and had been popularized by such public figures as the Colenso family who were ardent pro-Zulu campaigners. Elliott is scathing in his criticism of the High Commissioner, Sir Bartle Frere and of commander Chelmsford (pp 36, 37), accusing the latter of violating time-honoured principles of military strategy (pp 111, 112).' - From the Introduction to the Reprint Edition..
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N° du livre: 5438
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | CHF 24]
Catalogue: Anglo-Zulu War
Mots-clés: . . . Rorke' . Valour. Editions Anglo

 
GREAVES, ADRIAN
Crossing the Buffalo. The Zulu War of 1879
(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2005) 1868422224. . 232 x 154 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 383, incl. index; plates; maps. Slightest curl to corner of upper cover. Very good condition. "The Anglo-Zulu War was one of the most dramatic chapters in British colonial history. It began with a simple border dispute between the Boers and the Zulus. The British, who were supposed to be acting as impartial referees, were in fact looking for an excuse to invade. In January 1879, after engineering a series of grievances against their Zulu neighbours, the British Army finally crossed over the Buffalo River into Zululand. It was an open act of war. In this impressive book, Adrian Greaves describes the entire history of the war, from its background in the disputes between the Boers and Zulus decades earlier to the sombre aftermath and the break-up of Zululand. Comprehensive, broad in scope, and filled with original and up-to-date research, this is a book that is set to replace all standard works on the subject.".
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N° du livre: 5304
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Anglo-Zulu War
Mots-clés: Natal Colony. . Cetshwayo. Isandlwana. Isandhlwana. Rorke's Drift. Victoria Cross. Great Defeats. Ulundi. Ultimatum Tree. Siege Eshowe Anglo

 
GREAVES, ADRIAN, AND IAN KNIGHT
The Who's Who of the Anglo-Zulu War. Part II: Colonials and Zulus
(Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2007) 1844155269. . 8vo volumes; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; xiii + (i) + 241; plates reproducing contemporary photographic portraits. As new. "The second volume covers the Colonials, be they Afrikaners or other nationalities, and the Zulus who proved such proud and formidable enemies. The Anglo-Zulu War is increasingly popular with readers and visitors to South Africa and the authors ... are the leading authorities in the field.".
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N° du livre: 10290
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Anglo-Zulu War
Mots-clés: Isandlwana. Rorke's Drift. Ulundi. Hlobane. Gingindlovu. Kambula. Bartle Frere. Chelmsford. Victoria Cross. Cetshwayo Anglo Zulu

 
MCBRIDE, ANGUS
The Zulu War
(London, Osprey, 1976). . 248 x 184 mm; laminated pictorial wraps; pp. 40; profusely illustrated with full-colour depictions of uniforms, black-and-white photographs, line drawings, map and battle plans. From the collection of historian John Wright, and signed by him on title page. Cover a little tanned. Very good condition. A useful guide to the combatants in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879..
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N° du livre: 1488
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Anglo-Zulu War
Mots-clés: . Regiments. . Battles. Isandlwana. Rorke's Drift. Ulundi. Natal. Zululand Anglo

 
MCBRIDE, ANGUS
The Zulu War; Text and Colour Plates by Angus Mcbride. [Men-at-Arms Series]
(London, Osprey Publishing Limited, 1976). . Laminated pictorial wraps, pp. 40, illustrations, plans, eight colour plates showing regimental dress of the Zulu and British forces..
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N° du livre: 2868
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Anglo-Zulu War
Mots-clés: South Africa. Zululand. . Anglo

 
PARR, HENRY HALLAM
A Sketch of the Kafir and Zulu Wars. Guadana to Isandhlwana
(Uckfield: The Naval & Military Press, 2004) 1843429292. . 186 x 122 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (vi) + 283; maps and battle plans, incl. one in full colour. Text facsimile of the original edition. As new. "A vivid and colourful account of the 'Kafir' and opening phase of the Zulu wars, written by Captain Henry Hallam Parr, an officer who was military secretary to Sir Bartle Frere, the chief British administrator in South Africa. After a brisk account of the British subduing of the Kafir tribes at Guadana, Parr gets into the more bloody business of the Zulu campaign in January 1879. An eye-witness, he describes the disastrous slaughter of Lord Chelmsford's advance column at Isandhlwana, the greatest British military reverse at the hands of an African tribe. This defeat is balanced by the ever-heroic story of Rorke's Drift; the Natal outstation successfully defended against a huge horde of Zulus by the Welsh 24th Regiment of Foot and some Royal Engineers, commanded by Lieutenants Chard and Bromhead. Parr's writing is clear and lively, and he is an admirer of the military qualities and reckless courage of the Zulus as well as the British. The book is accompanied by excellent situation maps of both Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift." - Publisher's synopsis..
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N° du livre: 7694
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14 | CHF 15]
Catalogue: Anglo-Zulu War
Mots-clés: Isandlwana. Rorke's . . Frontier . . Imperialism. Victorian Anglo

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