From the flyleaf: ” The author, in this penetrating study of early Victorian Society and the British military system, has been entirely concerned with an attempt to see Smith as he was, in the context of his time and not to laud his dash and vigour, to destroy his credibility or to make fun of his eccentric behavour. This biography reveals how Early Grey, responsible for the colonies in Russell’s cabinet, dominated Sir Harry to such an extent that he failed as high commissioner and had consequently to be recalled.” Includes 5 maps (2 of which are at the rear end-papers). Foxing to all edges. 296 Pages. Contents clean and tightly bound. 1st Edition. Condition: Good+. Dust jacket: Good. Some light edge-wear with a small abrasion on the spine. Foxing on the verso. Binding: Hardcover. Reddish brown boards with light edge-wear.
Publisher: Tafelberg Publishers Ltd
Date Published: 190
Publication Place: Cape Town
First Edition: Yes
Binding: Hardcover. Reddish brown boards with light edge-wear,
Has Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Good. Some light edge-wear with a small abrasion on the spine. Foxing on the verso.