George Brown

Personal Adventure in South Africa

London: James Blackwood


A missionary's account of the Kaffir war of 1850-2. [The Reverend] Brown was stationed at Igqibira, a small missionary settlement which had been partially destroyed in a previous Kaffir outbreak. Although hostilities broke out almost at the outset of his residence at this place, he remained there for a considerable period, but eventually the station was destroyed, the author escaping to Chumie. 

Sidney Mendelssohn, South African Bibliography, volume 1, pages 198/9,

Below, two photos of my copy of the scarce first edition of PERSONAL ADVENTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

I believe my copy is a later issue since the front board has blind-stamping instead of gilt stamping

The first edition has 6 illustrations on plates

My copy of the British first edition is for sale at $400

Contact Me if you are interested. 

Another copy of the first edition (not in my collection), but with gilt stamping to the front board, and all page edges gilded; leading me to believe that the variant below is the first issue. It certainly is the preferable issue, due to its higher-quality characteristics.