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Ian Hamilton’s March.

Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria.

Published: London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1900

Stock code: 88420

Price: £950

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First edition, first printing, first issue (Cohen), and a very attractive copy. Publisher’s records indicate that 5003 copies were printed. “The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June …in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form.” This copy with the bookplate of the American diplomat Herbert G. Squires (1859–191).

Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, black surface-paper endpapers. Frontispiece portrait, 9 maps and plans to the text, folding coloured map at the rear. Spine just a little toned, just a little light spotting to early and late leaves. An excellent, sharp copy.

Bibliography: Cohen A8.1.a

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