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A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTION.

by Hammond, Mrs. John Hays [Natalie Harris, 1861-1931]

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  • Seller Inventory #: 40038
  • Book condition: Very good overall in deep red cloth covers with gilt lettering - covers are in near fine condition, pages have the usual rather
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co.,
  • Place: London & New York:
  • Date published: 1897.
  • Keywords: jameson raid, mining engineer, south africa, transvaal, boer war, kruger, cecil rhodes, diary,

London & New York:: Longmans, Green & Co.,, 1897.. Very good overall in deep red cloth covers with gilt lettering - covers are in near fine condition, pages have the usual rather severe toning, with some pages still unopened and others with marginal tears from careless opening.. First printing. A memoir of an important event leading up to the Boer War by American woman whose husband, John Hays Hammond, was a mining engineer, diplomat, philanthropist and business partner of Cecil Rhodes in South Africa. As one of the four leading reformers,he was first sentenced to death after the abortive Jameson Raid of December 1895, with the sentence later reduced to 15 years imprisonment, and finally to release in 1896 with payment of a stiff fine. As Mrs Hammond explains in her brief preface, this book, which is based in large part on her diaries, is an account of her personal experiences. "The causes of the Revolt in Johannesburg, and the ensuing political questions, are but lightly touched upon, in deference to the silence enforced upon my husband as one of the terms of his liberation by the Boer Government." 159 pp plus a 32 pp publisher's catalogue at end.