These are the journals and letters of two British officers who saw action in the Zulu War of 1879 and the 1st Boer War of 1881. Anstruther was a Lt.Col. of the 94th Foot and served in Zululand with the column that fought at Ulundi, then in the subsequent campaign in N.E.Transvaal to subdue Chief Sekhukhune.

He was killed in the battle of Bronkhorst Spruit in 1881 during the 1st Boer War. Essex, nicknamed ‘Lucky’, was one of only 6 officers to survive the massacre at Isandhlwana where he was a officer of the 75th Foot (the Gordons) attached to the Transport Dept. In the 1881 War he was DAAG with the Natal Field Force and fought at Laing’s Nek and Ingogo.

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Limited edn # 186 of 1000, certificate signed by the publisher. There is NO dust jacket , instead protected in adhesive plastic, there is a matching slipcase , which has a scuff at the tail 8×0.5mm. illus eps 246pp, monochrome frontis and numerous illus and 8 “diagrams”, page marker.

WAR AND PEACE IN SOUTH AFRICA. 1879 – 1881 : The Writings of Philip Anstruther and Edward Essex. by BUTTERFIELD, PAUL H (Dr)
Condition: Very Fine/Fine in Plastic
Format/binding:Hard Cover Red Boards..
Book condition: Used – Very Fine
Jacket condition: Fine in Plastic
Quantity available: 1
Edition: First Edition.
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Scripta Africana
Place: Johannesburg.
Date published: 1985
Keywords: First Boer War,
Bookseller catalogs: Boer Wars;
Size: 296x36p83mm