Boer War

1 . AMERY  L  S   The War in South Africa Vol V only

Contains a chapter on the conduct of the guerilla war in the NW Cape, the sieges of Springbok and O’Okiep etc.. 814 pp with numerous maps, including one in pocket at rear. Good condition in slightly worn covers. Sampson Low Marston & Co 1907. #357     

 

2 . BURKE  P   The Siege of O’Okiep

Authoritative account of the siege of the mining town Namaqualand at the end of the war.. 211 pp with bw illustrations and maps. Mint condition with dw. Oorlogsmuseum 1995 1st ed. #121     

 

3 . DE KERSAUSON DE PENNEDREF  R   Ek en die Vierkleur

The Boer War adventures of ‘Robert die Fransman’, the young French nobleman who became aide to Maritz in Namaqualand.. 141 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition with dw. Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel ca 1950 1st ed. #85     

 

4 . DE WET  A,  VAN  DOORNIK  H  & DU PLESSIS  G  C   Die Buren in der Kapkolonie im Kriege mit England

A very thorough summary of the main campaigns in the Cape colony, including the first invasions into Bushmanland, Herzog’s commandos, guerilla war in the far north, as well as the second invasion, siege of O’okiep and the end of the war.. 286 pp with numerous bw illustrations and folding map. Very good condition in pictorial linen-covered boards but front hinge has started. J  F  Lehmanns Verlag 1902. #784     

 

5 . FOURIE  L  M   Die Militere Loopbaan van Manie Maritz tot aan die Einde van die Anglo-Boereoorlog

A bit of hero-worship of one of the Afrikaner folk-heroes of the Boer War. Material has been gleaned from other publications.. 49 pp with bw illustrations and maps. Good condition in stiff card covers. Bienedell Uitgewers ca 1996. #300     

 

6 . KIERAN  B  L   O’Okiep

This study concentrates on the role played by the coloured troops during the siege of the mining town and the conflict in Namaqualand as a whole.. 274 pp with bw illustrations and maps. Mint condition in limp covers. Hong Kong, the author 1995 1st ed. #122     

 

7 . KOTZE  G  J   Die Anglo-Boere Oorlog in Nmakwaland ( not in collection)

The author is a teacher in Springbok and has undertaken some valuable research to make this compilation.. 32 pp with maps. Bound photocopy A4 size. Privately published Rev ed 1998. #397     

 

8 . KOTZE  G  J   Die Anglo-Boereoorlog in Namakwaland

Third, revised edition of this work by local schoolmaster and historian, on the Boer War in the region.. 35 pp plus maps, bw illustrations and facsimiles. Very good condition in A4 pictorial wraps. Privately published 1999 3rd ed. #442     

 

9 . KOTZE  H  N & D  A   Oorlog Sonder Oorwinning

The Anglo-Boer war with regard to the Kenhardt, Kakamas, Keimoes and Upington areas, in which the conflict frequently became a bitter racial conflict between the commando’s and the Namaqua Border Scouts.. 203 pp with bw illustrations and maps. Good condition. Keimoes, the authors 1999 1st ed. #254     

 

10 . LE RICHE  P  J, BOUWER  B AND FERREIRA  O  J  O ed   Memoirs of General Ben Bouwer

Contains a well-written account of the commando’s under Smuts in the North West Cape and Namaqualand.. 365 pp with bw illustration and map in pocket. Very good condition with dw. Human Sciences Research Council 1980 1st ed. #78     

 

11 . MACDONALD  F   Kalahari Mac

The first of Kalahari Mac’s inimitable biographical works, in which he recounts his youth on the banks of the Orange, as well as his first foray into war at a tender age; the Anglo Boer War in Bushmanland. Afrikaans text.. 221 pp. Good condition in worn hardcover, no dw. Goeie Hoop Biblioteek Skema 1948 1st ed. #297     

 

12 . MARITZ  S   My Lewe en Strewe

The Boer War story of the Afrikaner folk-hero Manie Maritz. Contains much anti-Semitic propaganda. His Namaqualand exploits are fairly vague and inaccurate.. 263 pp. Very good condition with slightly marked dw. Privately Published 1938 1st ed. #111     

 

13 . MEYER  J  H   Kommandojare

Personal experiences of the war, including Namaqualand experiences under Cmdt van Deventer.. 344 pp. Good condition with tatty dw. Human & Rousseau 1971 1st ed. #86     

 

14 . MURRAY  S et al   Contributions on the Anglo-Boer War in the Clanwilliam region, as well as in the Sandveld near Lambert’s Bay.

Includes the wreck of the Sybille and Puttersvlei actions.. Loose A4 pp with map. Photocopies. . 00. #408     

 

15 . NASSON  B   Abraham Esau’s War

The socio-economic background of the Boer War in the rural regions of the Cape, as well as the story of a popular Namaqualand coloured hero who was martyred by the Boers.. 245 pp with frontis.. Mint condition with dw, inscribed by author. Cambridge 1991 1st ed. #81     

 

16 . NESER  J  P & WESSELS  A ed   Die Oorlogsherinneringe van Kmdt J P Neser

Neser was a member of the commando that took Vanrhynsdorp early in the war.  Later he was with van Deventer and Maritz during the guerilla phase in Namaqualand and Bushmanland.. 131 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition in wraps, sgd by author on tp. Christiaan de Wet Annale No 7, Oorlogsmuseum 1987 1st ed. #346     

 

17 . POULSEN  C   Vanrhynsdorp in die Anglo-Boereoorlog

A detailed history of the town and surrounding farms insofar as the war was concerned.. 20 pp plus map. photocopies. Vanrhijn Museum 1999. #409     

 

18 . PRELLER  G   Scheepers se Dagboek en die Stryd in Kaapland

Parts on the war in the Cape deal with Maritz’s and Smuts’ commando’s during the Namaqualand guerilla campaign. Afrikaans text.. 215 pp with bw illustrations. Good cond in school rebind. Nasionale Pers 1938. #91     

 

19 . REITZ  D   Commando

Hugely popular account of a young man’s experiences during the Anglo-Boer War. The author was part of the commando’s that took part in the Namaqualand campaigns towards the end of the guerilla phase.. 331 pp, maps as eps. Spine discoloured and split, light foxing in text. Faber & Faber 1929 3rd imp. #109     

 

20 . ROODT  A   Die Kaapse Rebel

The fictionalised story of Eddie Conroy and his campaign in Bushmanland and Namaqualand, mainly against the Border Scouts, who were summarily executed on a few occasions.. 232 pp with frontis. Mint condition in laminated covers. J P van der Walt  1998 2nd ed. #82     

 

21 . SCHEEPERS-STRYDOM  C  J   Kaapland en die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog

A brief account of how the war impacted on the Cape, including Namaqualand. Afrikaans text. 285 pp with maps. Good condition in school rebind. Nasionale  Pers 1937. #92     

 

22 . SHEARING  T  &  D   General Smuts and his Long Ride

Smuts’ epic dash across the width of the Cape Province, towards van Rhynsdorp, where he was to meet up with other commando’s and from where the attack on O’Okiep was launched. The last chapters of the book deal with this final part of the war.. 248 pp with bw illustrations and maps. Mint condition in softcover. Privately published 2000 1st ed. #268     

 

23 . SHEARING  T, Johnson J & Bridgman M, SCHREUDER  M  M, Burke  P, BRUWER  P, Kotze  D A   1) Attacks on Piquetberg 2) An unusual Anglo-Boer War blockhouse in the remote Koue Bokkeveld District 3) LETTERKLIP 4) Four letters between P Burke & M Schreuder re Garies in the A_B War 5) TWO ANECDOTES RELATING TO A-B WAR INCIDENTS ON THE FARM GROENVLEI NEAR PIQUETBERG 6) Bleskoppoort

.. .. Photocopies. Material from various manuscripts and copies .. #407     

 

24 . SMITH  J  A   Ek Rebelleer

The author was one of the young Boers who joined as a rebel. He fought with Maritz’s commando as far as Darling, Calvinia and van Rhynsdorp.. 177 pp with bw illustrations and maps. Poor condition, hinges a bit loose, textblock OK’. Nasionale Pers 1941 2nd ed. #73     

 

25 . SNYMAN  G  C   Avonture uit die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog

The author experienced the guerilla phase of the war in the Cape, including incursions into Bushmanland and Hantam. Afrikaans text. 92 pp with map. Good condition in linen-covered boards. Nasionale Pers Boekhandel no date. #865     

 

26 . THOMAS  D   The Men Who Would Not March

The story of the commander and men of the Concordia Town Guard, who refused to obey the order to support the O’Okiep garrison so as to protect their own homes and families. 192 pp with bw illustrations. Very good condition in softcover, inscr by author on eps. Print Matters 2011. #870     

 

27 . VISAGIE  L  A   Terug na Kommando

The story of five Boer POW’s, who escaped from Ceylon on a Russian ship, returned to South West Africa via Germany and Holland, and then rejoined the Boer forces in Bushmanland and Namaqualand until the end of the war.. 211 pp with bw illustrations. Covers somewhat worn, textblock good with ownership on eps. Nasionale Pers 1945 4th imp. #445     

 

28 . WESSELS  A, JACOBS  F  J & RAATH  A  W  G eds   Egodokumente

Contains among other contributions, the diaries of Major H S Jeudwine, who was active in Namaqualand, in the Garies region. Afrikaans and English text.. 208 pp with bw illustrations. Mint condition. Oorlogsmuseum 1993 1st ed. #84