War Impressions

Being a Record in Colour, by Mortimer Menpes, Transcribed by Dorothy Menpes

MENPES, Mortimer

MENPES, Mortimer War Impressions Being a Record in Colour, by Mortimer Menpes, Transcribed by Dorothy Menpes

A & C Black, 1901.

First edition. 8vo. Green cloth, lettered in gilt, with a design in white. Top edge gilt. Ninety-nine full page colour illustrations, under captioned tissue guards, by Mortimer Menpes. Folding map and six facsimile letters at the rear. A very good copy, cloth bright and fresh, internally there is some foxing throughout.

Reminiscences and watercolours by the Australian artist Mortimer Menpes, of the months he spent in South Africa during the Boer War. Includes his recollections of meeting various "personalities" including Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "We talked of Sherlock Holmes".
"The book was a landmark in a number of ways: it is generally accepted that it was the first to make use of the potential of the recently invented three-colour process, which enabled the printing of adequate quality colour illustrations at a reasonable cost, it set the pattern for the publication of hundreds of colour plate books by A & C Black over the next thirty years and it marked a change of direction for the firm itself." [Inman]

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