McKAY, James. Reminiscences of The Last Kafir War, illustrated with numerous anecdotes. Grahamstown: Printed by Richards, Glanville & Co., 1871. 12° (182 x 120mm). Original pebbled green cloth, (shaken), red quarter morocco gilt fold-down box.
FIRST EDITION account by a sergeant who fought throughout the Kaffir and Basuto wars 1850-53, and highly critical of some of the officers. With the contemporary ownership inscription of L[ucy?] C. Lloyd, expert on the Bushmen, fl. 1889. Mendelssohn I, 945.
Together with 4 other works on the Kafir Wars:
Rev. James READ. The Kat River Settlement in 1851: described in A Series of Letters published in "The South African Commercial Advertiser." Cape Town: A.S. Robertson, 1852. 8° (220 x 140mm). Steel-engraved frontispiece. (Inserted from another copy?). Red morocco gilt, appendix, errata slip. FIRST EDITION in which the author lays much blame on unjust magistrates for the Kaffir rebellion. Mendelssohn II, 202.
John GREEN. The Kat River Settlement in 1851,...containing the substance of evidence given before the commission for Investigating the Rebellion:... Graham's Town: Printed by Godlonton, White & Co., 1853. 8° (210 x 135mm). Original green boards gilt, newly backed in tan calf gilt. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author on title-page to Sir B[artle] Frere, Governor, 1880. Verbal attack on the missionaries at the Kat River. Mendelssohn I, 633.
Andries STOCKENSTROM. Narrative of Transactions connected with the Kafir War of 1846 & 1847; embracing correspondence... Graham's Town: Printed by Meurant and Franklin, 1848. 8° (203 x 135mm). Modern wrappers. RARE FIRST EDITION heated account of the war by the commander of the Burgher levies and on his disputes with the commanders of British troops. Balkema p. 98. Mendelssohn II, 441.
Papers relating to the late Kafir Outbreak, London 1874-75, 4 parts in one volume, 2° (325 x 205mm.) Modern cloth, wrappers bound in. (4)