Scenes in Kafirland, and Incidents in the Kafir War of 1851-2-3.From Sketches by Two Officers of the 43rd Lt.-Infantry.
London: Messrs Dickinson Bro's, Her Majesty's Publishers, 114 New Bond Street.
Large folio, printed stiff wrappers; title, 1p. with two columns text, dated 'March 8th, 1854' at foot; 21 tinted lithographs on 18 plates, as called for. With modern half calf gilt portfolio, with ties. Spine of wrappers rebacked, wrappers spotted, wear to title, occasional spotting to plates.
A fine record of the Seventh Xhosa Wars (1846–1847), the first in which the tribesmen used modern weapons to fight the British. Most of the plates are scenery, but the work includes a 'Fingle War Dance' and a 'Kafir and Hottentot War-Party'. The only clue to the artists is their initials, 'LG' and 'HR'; according to Mendelssohn's perusal of Hart's Army List, the only matching serving officers were Lieutenants Lumley Graham and Hugh Robinson.
Abbey Travel: 344, plates in different order.
[Ref: 31905] £2,400.00