From original photographs by D Taylor, 1899-1900
Inscription on verso of front end paper. Second inscription on verso of title page, reads: “H D Hammond, original Boy Scout to Lord Baden Powell during the Siege of Mafeking. 1899 – 1900.” From the Preface: “Published with a view of letting all who were interested in the fate of Mafeking and its long-suffering garrison have an opportunity of seering for themselves a series of pictures taken during the siege, sometimes under circumstances of great difficulty and danger…” Black and white photographs. First photograph is of a panoramic view of Mafeking from the west across two pages. Some of the pages have closed tears to the bottom edges. Two of the photographs have small ink lettering on them. Various groups of soldiers, nurses, ex-Naval men, a group of Australians who also formed part of the Loyal Garrison; a group of German subjects who took up arms for the Queen; the Public Soup Kitchen Staff, and many others. There are photographs of damaged buildings caused by the Boers shelling; The Southern Relief Column; and the graveyard. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage charges. Condition: Fair. Although the boards are in poor condition, the contents are good. Binding: Hardcover. Leather spine has been replaced with a new menders cloth spine. Boards in poor condition. Faded gilt lettering on front cover. Rear board shows signs of gouge marks. Delicate decorative embossed pattern can still be seen on the covers.
Date Published: Circa 1900
Publication Place: Mafeking, Cape Colony
Condition: Poor to Fair.
Binding: Hardcover. Leather spine has been replaced with a new menders cloth spine. Boards in very poor condition. Faded gilt lettering on front cover. Rear board shows signs of gouge marks. Delicate decorative embossed pattern can still be seen on the covers.
Dimensions: Large oblong. 42cm x 29cm x 2cm