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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyFri Jun 23, 2017 12:02 pm

Yeah that's right mate,but i do like some of
the detail he provides, like the first issue of
the home service helmet and lunger as he
think's his regt were the first. xhosa
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Yes mate , certainly worth reading , I see it's often on ebay .
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Been after this for a while, finally got one.

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And this.

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I finished Mark's book last week.. got to say
overall i was quite impressed, very restrained.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptySat Aug 19, 2017 10:45 pm

Standard bio's and portrait's.

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Dug this out last night, had it for yonk's.. it's a very tall and
big vol. but the full page frontispiece is a familiar figure.

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Excellent Les You need to study mo
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Thank's mate, good your back. Salute xhosa
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Cheers Les Salute Salute Salute
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4 page pamphlet to accompany Mac and Shad 1880.

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I showed this piece to the 90th the other week. it was described as a ' trophy '.
i bought it from a well known book seller in RSA. the piece is about three inches
tall and very chunky and heavy like a paper weight. signed on the base, it's in
excellent condition the only sign of wear is on the base.. has anyone else seen
one of these, it would be interesting to find out who manufactured it. xhosa.

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The yellowish tinge is dodgy lighting, its actually crystal clear.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyThu Jan 04, 2018 1:39 pm

Forgive another little foray away from the AZW. I cannot resist an "association" copy and this book on the Waterloo campaign is pretty scarce as it is. Given the owner I must say I was delighted to find it.

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Great Find Steve. Well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyThu Jan 04, 2018 3:00 pm

I echo that - great find!
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Well done Steve . Yesterday I picked up a 1st Edition ' Four score years and ten ' by Bindon Blood , so there are a couple of happy people around correct Steve ? . Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptySat Jan 20, 2018 9:39 pm

Already added years ago now. i'm sure many forum member's are
familiar with ' row '.... but the map's of Stanley Evan's might be of
interest to some. privately printed.. a copy presented to the 13th
Regt, dated 1973, all that was available till the reprint of the narrative
came along.. he really was a talented cartographer.

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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptySat Jan 20, 2018 10:33 pm

Nice map. He must have taken the contour lies from the early 1960's survey map. Huge amount of work.

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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptySat Jan 27, 2018 1:29 pm

Nice pickup on ebay. Been after one of these for ages.

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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptySat Jan 27, 2018 1:55 pm

Pete that's a good price. Last one I bought was for a lot more than that.
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PostSubject: Adding to the Library    Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptySat Jan 27, 2018 11:09 pm

I got mine in July last year  , set me back 56 GBP's which included Postage to Aust , I was very happy with that , it's not easy to come across . What price was it Pete , I saw it on ebay but have forgotten , was it 50 GBP's ??? .
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£41.00 Free postage.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptySat Jan 27, 2018 11:46 pm

xhosa2000 wrote:
I showed this piece to the 90th the other week. it was described as a ' trophy '.
i bought it from a well known book seller in RSA. the piece is about three inches
tall and very chunky and heavy like a paper weight. signed on the base, it's in
excellent condition the only sign of wear is on the base.. has anyone else seen
one of these, it would be interesting to find out who manufactured it. xhosa.

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Les, middle image, what does the inscription say?
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Well done Pete , great price . Salute Salute agree agree agree
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Yes very pleased.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyMon Jan 29, 2018 12:34 pm

Neil Thorntons new book is a fascinating read. 'Led by Lions'. MPs and sons who fell in the first world war.
Well done Neil.
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Well done Pete re the red book.. i have just seen your comment
regarding the trophy, i can't make it out. i guess its the artist's
signature.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyTue Mar 27, 2018 5:05 pm

New addition to collecton. Not in bad condition, talking to a book binder in Canterbury, as some of the pages are loose.

£30.00 from ebay.

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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyTue Mar 27, 2018 6:13 pm

Very good price - well done!

Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptySat May 12, 2018 4:03 pm

Hi All,
Managed to pick up a couple of Zulu War books at very good prices recently.

A History of the Royal Regiment of Wales for £5.50.
British Battles on Land & Sea Vol.4 for £6.00. A lot of good sections on the Anglo Zulu wars.
The Rorke's Drift Doctor for £20.00 including delivery.
Very happy
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyMon Jun 04, 2018 8:43 pm

Finally got my copy of the Red Book, would post a pic but it says file is too big? Also managed to get an Official Narrative 1907 edition, complete with all the maps. From the library of Rainforth Armitage Walker/Anthony Frederick Walker (sorry but I've no idea who they are)?
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyMon Jun 04, 2018 9:08 pm

Well done! The Red Book is nice, but the 1907 Narrative is nicer in my opinion. Rainforth Armitage Walker was something of an expert on Aubrey Beardsley the artist. Does your volume have a bookplate? Walker apparently had a number, but one was by Beardsley himself and is quite valuable in its own right.

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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyMon Jun 04, 2018 9:27 pm

Hi Steve,

Sorry I'm not quite sure what you mean by "bookplate" There is, some sort of sticker I suppose on the inside cover, is that what you mean? "Ex Libris Rainforth Armitage Walker" with a date of 1927 also another sticker with the details of Anthony Frederick (his son)?? The only thing that spoils it, is someone has stuck two newspaper cuttings on the inside. One a review of W.H. Clements Glamour & Tragedy of the Zulu War dated 12/9/36 and a small piece on "Zulu etiquette"
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyMon Jun 04, 2018 9:41 pm

Yes, that sounds like a bookplate. Black and white picture with "Ex Libris" and Rainforth Armitage Walker underneath. But it depends which one it is.

Steve Reinstadtler
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyMon Jun 04, 2018 10:03 pm

Looks like a pilgrim, medieval town in the background, old man in a hooded cloak reading a book. Vertical staff in the ground to one side with a "double" cross. Sandwiched in between Ex Libris and his name. At the very top a dove? holding a branch in its beak.
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PostSubject: Adding to the Library    Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyTue Jun 05, 2018 2:44 am

As an aside the book by W.H.Clements ' The Glamour And Tragedy Of The Zulu War ' is well worth a read .
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Hmm. Doesn't sound like a Beardsley unfortunately - still a very nice book though.

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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptySat Aug 18, 2018 12:48 pm

A bit pricey, but a must have for some.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-RED-BOOK-NATAL-PRESS-REPORTS-ANGLO-ZULU-WAR-BY-RON-LOCK-PETER-QUANTRILL/302844634779?hash=item4682f2669b:g:e2sAAOSwH3Zbcwd0
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PostSubject: Adding to the library    Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyMon Aug 20, 2018 9:51 am

Hi Les
I've sold one to a chap out here for the same price back in May ,  who's actually a member on the Forum . It's certainly a must have , many articles that aren't in the mainstream publications , regarding promotions etc etc and other little known articles .
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyMon Aug 20, 2018 10:22 am

Gentlemen some advice.
The Borquin Johnson collection of the Telegraph was published in 1965, was it ever re published.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyMon Aug 20, 2018 10:41 am

Morning Gary, your right it certainly is one to have. Salute
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Latest find: A first edition of Cetshwayos Dutchman for the princely sum of 6 GBP, I haunt car boot sales.
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Nice one Frank, i paid quite a bit for mine. Salute
this dropped through the door an hour ago. nothing
special, nice cover 1 illustration and a standard
account including Chard's report, but it adds to the
pile.

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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyThu Sep 06, 2018 4:58 pm

That was a nice find Frank. I used to get to car boots at an ungodly hour of a Sunday morning, but now I favour the mid day starts! We should start a thread on the best car boot finds. How did the Bourquin turn out?

Steve
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nothing
special, nice cover 1 illustration


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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyFri Sep 07, 2018 7:40 am

Steve
I haunt old shops, charity shops and boot sales. My best buy was an old cardboard box with The diary of HF Flynn, first edition: Olden times in Zululand Bryant and Febana by Elizabeth Watt. I paid the asking price on condition she threw in the box to carry them. Equivalent of 30 GBP.
On examination of the rest of the box, a few old and tatty paperbacks, there was an absolute gem. Volume 6 of The rise of South Africa by Cory ( I have the other 5 volumes ). That completed the set.
Hell but she could bargain that lady. Very Happy
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Condition issue's.. but cheap enough.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Red-Book-Press-Reports-Anglo-Zulu-War-1879-Ltd-Edition-Book/223134892544?hash=item33f3e04200:g:QPYAAOSwyXFbknca
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyThu Sep 13, 2018 6:54 pm

Managed to get Capt Rainforth's copy of The Historical Records of the 24th. Spine a bit loose but not bad. Again from the Rainforth Walker collection. Interesting anecdote in the front but I think the facts got a bit mixed up in the telling.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Adding to the Library   Adding to the Library - Page 9 EmptyThu Sep 13, 2018 8:27 pm

Nice copy to have Bill. I now know of seven copies with regimental connections - Welby, Weallens, Vor Trower, Lee, Penn Symons, Glennie and Rainforth. Keep them coming.

Steve Reinstadtler
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My Copy of Cam Simpson's new book arrived this morning , looking forward to reading it .

https://www.foxhole.co.za/product/the-frontier-light-horse-in-the-anglo-zulu-war-1879/

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Managed to acquire this Illustrated London News July to December 1879, some very nice prints inside. Some of the Prince Imperial which I have not seen in any AZW books before.

Bill
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