With Buller in Natal; Or, A Born Leader

HENTY, G.A. (author). With Buller in Natal; Or, A Born Leader.

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HENTY, G.A. (author). With Buller in Natal; Or, A Born Leader. London, Blackie & Son, Limited. 1901.

8vo. Original midnight blue cloth over bevelled boards, pictorially blocked in brown, grey, flesh pink and gilt to spine and upper cover, olivine edges, grey endpapers; pp. [x], [11]-384 + 32 (publisher's catalogue); illustrated with 10 monochrome plates by W. Rainey; an unusually attractive copy of an elusive title with some darkening to spine, rubbing to edges and joints, and small wear to corners; internally very good and generally very sound with occasional minor cracking to gutter and a little light, and very sporadic, foxing.
First edition. This title proved to be Henty's most popular and successful novel, which might explain its scarcity on the commercial market. Here the author turns to contemporary history, giving a largely fictional account of an episode in the Boer War, with facts drawn from military despatches.