The Milner Papers.South Africa 1897-1899.


This book deals with one of the critical periods in the life of the British Empire,and in its pages history is shown in the making.Told mainly in the words of those who made it.As High Commissionor at Cape Town in the years preceding the South Afican War,Lord Milner kept his controlling hand on the situation so long as it lay in one mans power to do so .How crises,great and small,led to the culminating trajedy of war is shown vividily in the letters and despatches now published.

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H/b in the original boards,corners bumped and worn,ends of spine bruised,boards grubby and quite marked in various ways,with some handwriting on the d/w.Size 10x 7 pp 9+591,inc index,f/o geneological table of Lord Milners descent,some reproduced photographic plates,inc.portrait of Lord Milner as frontispiece,with tissue guard.This is an ex-library copy with all the usual stamps and stick-on lables,Back hinge cracked,Binding good to firm.Some foxing to prelims and end papers.Otherwise clean and bright throughout.


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