Melville, RSA, Scripta Africana: 1988
Edition: Limited edition - #286/1000 copies.
228 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), burgundy faux leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark - in maroon pebbled slipcase. No. 286 of limited edition of 1,000 copies with limitation certificate signed by the Director after title page. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. "Camillo Ricchiardi's love for war took him to South Africa to fight for the Boers, where he originated the most successful foreign volunteer corps of the Anglo-Boer War. A strict disciplinarian, he was to become the only foreign officer who managed to stay in control of... View More...