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With the Mounted Infantry in South Africa
Cambridge: Macmillan and Bowes, printed for Private Circulation, , 1903 . Being Side-Lights on the Boer Campaign 1899-1902. Octavo. Original black cloth, red cloth label with gilt title to spine, blind panels to boards. A little rubbed, the label slightly scuffed, hinges starting, light toning, but a very good copy. First and only edition, limited to 200 copies. This copy sequentially inscribed; initially by Sir Edward Hutton recording its receipt from the author, Hutton's reports to the War Office on the Boer mounted infantry led to him being "given responsibility for raising and training mounted infantry at Aldershot (1888–92), where he worked out the strategical and tactical principles for this new mobile force," (ODNB) and commanded a colonial mounted brigade in the Boer War; subsequently passed as a souvenir by Hutton to General Sir Edwin Alderson, who commanded the mounted infantry in Rhodesia and South Africa; and finally to the Staff College, Camberley, from Lady Alderson. Bookplates of the Hutton Estate and Staff College to the front pastedown, College ink-stamp to the front free endpaper, and pinned to the half-title a three-page autograph letter, signed, from Crum presenting the copy to Hutton, remarking that this is "about the last of the 200." Uncommon, and with excellent provenance.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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