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Norris-Newman, Charles L.
In Zululand With The British Throughout the War of 1879.
London, W. H. Allen, 1880. 14.5 cm x 23 cm. Frontispiece, XV, 343 pages. Illustrated throughout with portraits. Includes the vintage photograph of Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere (including tissue-guard), 3 fold-out plans. With the often missing large fold-out Military Map of Zulu Land and Adjacent Parts of Natal and Transvaal. Hardcover [publisher's original green cloth] with gilt lettering on spine. Design on front board. First layer, with frontispiece, slightly detached. Otherwise in very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Interior bright and clean, with very minor spotting near front. Ink markings to first page of first chapter. Bookplate / Exlibris of Davenport House (Bridgnorth) to front pastedown with the printed motto "Audentes Fortuna Junat". Scarce and even scarcer with the map included ! Charles Norris-Newman accompanied Lord Chelmsford's expeditionary force into Zululand as a special correspondent 1879. He was the only English correspondent in Natal and provided the British public with the first account of the bloody aftermath of the famous Battle of Isandlwana (Isandhlwana) that left 1,300 British troops and between 1,000-2,500 Zulu Impi warriors dead. The defeat caused the British to temporarily withdraw, before launching a heavily reinforced - and successful - invasion of King Cetshwayo kaMpande's Zulu Kingdom. Norris-Newman, the London Standard's Special Correpsondent travelled with Chelmsford's staff throughout both campaigns. Though he succeeded in his prosecution of the war, Lord Chelmsford's reputation never fully recovered from Isandl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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