Bulpin, T.V. – Storm over the Transvaal


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(Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1955)

First edition. Illustrations by C.T. Astley Maberly. 8vo; original boards; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp 319 (including index) Dustwrapper (housed in removable protector) a little edgeworn and foxed with loss to tail of sunned spine panel; boards a trifle mottled; some foxing to endpapers and edges; pages browned owing to paper stock used. Good condition. Here is the dramatic story of the Transvaal from 1884 until 1900 – a period which covers a singularly lurid stretch of South Africa’s past. All the fantastic intrigue corruption and double-crossing which led to the grim climax of the Anglo-Boer War is described with a wealth of detail and anecdote. The remarkable story of the Witwatersrand provides an often hilarious background to a history of events so important that they are still of vital interest to every South African of to-day.””