The author was the wife of John Hays Hammond who was an American mining engineer, diplomat and adventurer. He was sentenced to hang for his part in the Jameson Raid but this was later commuted by Paul Kruger. This is his wife’s view of the “revolution”. Wear to the binding. Bottom right corners having suffered some trauma a number of years ago have been straightened but remain crinckled and squashed. The book functions normally despite this defect. Toning to the pages. Splitting to the end papers. Lacks the corner of the front fep. Some deckle edging. Previous owners’ names on the front fep and Preface.
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co
Date Published: 1897
Publication Place: London
First Edition: Yes
Condition: Fair to good.
Binding: Hardcover. Cloth boards with edge-wear, some splitting and fraying. Dull gilt lettering.