LUCAS, Thomas J. Pen & Pencil Reminiscences of a campaign in South Africa. London: Day & Son, [no date but 1861]. 4° (275 x 200mm). Hand-coloured lithographic additional title, frontispiece and 19 plates by Day & Son after Lucas. (Title of the first plate shaved with slight loss.) Contemporary red half morocco gilt, gilt edges (extremities and joints scuffed, some light old soiling).
FIRST EDITION of this light-hearted look at military and tribal life in south Africa: according to the author, this work does not 'profess to instruct so much as to amuse the reader; and more especially to afford my military friends, who may have served at the Cape, some little reminiscence of their sojourn in that country' (Preface). Mendelssohn I,p.932.
W.Robt. & Lowes DICKINSON (publishers). Sketches of some of the various classes and tribes inhabiting the colony of the Cape of Good Hope, and the interior of southern Africa, with a brief account descriptive of the manners and customs of each. London: W. Robt. Dickinson, 1851. 4° (275 x 215mm). Tinted lithographic frontispiece and 41 plates by Dickinson & Co.(numbered 1-6, 8-42 as published). (Plates 1-4, 8, 10-11, 14-15, 17, 19-22, 27-8, 30-38 and 40-41 supplied from a smaller copy, some spotting, browning and small marginal repairs.) Original green cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover (rebacked, modern endpapers). FIRST EDITION, 'VERY SCARCE': Mendelssohn I,p.291. (2)