History of the Zulu War and Its Origins

By: Colenso, Frances E ; Durnford, Lieut-Colonel Edward

Price: $646.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


445 pages plus folded map (complete). Original boards have been re-cased with new end papers. A pleasing copy of this second edition (with additional information) of a most important book. The intent of its publication was to exculpate the fateful Anthony Durnford (who had been killed at Isandlwana) from Shepstone's accusations of incompetence, presumption and culpability for the loss of the battle. Frances Colenso was the daughter of Bishop Colenso - and hero-worshipped and adored Anthony Durnford. Edward Durnford was the younger brother of the fallen soldier. Both had access to insights both immediate and actual from their relationship with Durnford and from those who served during the war. Both were passionate and devoted to the book which laid the causes of the Zulu War quite firmly on the side of the British. The book had a luke-warm reception but has come to be a vital resource and reading for anyone interested in the Zulu War. This RARE copy is benign, agreeably so. The boards have wear, scuffing and handling and storage marks all about. It has been rubbed. They are secure, healthy. The contents are pleasing. They carry their age well. The title page has a previous owner signature (A H English). The page has splashes of foxing. The paper trims have storage marks. The pages are tight, gratifyingly clean and clear, confident, certain, keen and very assured. fkOrders over $50.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

Title: History of the Zulu War and Its Origins

Author Name: Colenso, Frances E ; Durnford, Lieut-Colonel Edward

Categories: Africana - Anglo-Zulu War,

Edition: 2nd Edition

Publisher: Chapman and Hall Limited, London: 1881

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 95ls