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Conan Doyle, A. ? THE GREAT BOER WAR

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Conan Doyle, A. ? THE GREAT BOER WAR

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London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1902 8vo (21.3 x 13.3 x 4.6cm) x + 769pp. Original dark blue hardcover binding, with gilt lettering to spine. With 5 fold-out maps at rear of book. With deckled edges, and cut pages. This is the final revision by Arthur Conan Doyle of his classic work. During the Boer War Doyle continuously revised his book as the war progressed. This is the last time he updated it, in 1902, at the end of the conflict, and this edition covers the entire history of the war for the first time. From the estate of the late Frikkie Oosthuizen, who presented the classical music programme 'U Eie Keuse' on Afrikaans radio. Condition: Good. Rubbing, small stains and light scratches to boards. Small bump to top edge of front board. Some wear to top corners of boards. Sunning to spine, and chipping to top and tail of spine. Previous owner's bookplate fixed to front pastedown. Old stamp and previous bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpaper. Small closed tear (less than 2cm) to fore edge of front free endpaper, with repairs made with archive tape. Some splits to gutters between pages. Light foxing throughout. Still a well bound copy.

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