War Sketches in Colour

Painted and Described by Captain S. E. St. Leger

ST. LEGER, Captain

War Sketches in Colour - ,

A & C Black, 1903.

First edition. 8vo. Dark blue cloth with orange and yellow decoration and gilt lettering on the front and spine. Top edge gilt. Sixty-six plates under captioned tissue guards, fifty in colour, sixteen monochrome. A very good copy indeed.

War Sketches is the outcome of notebooks and sketchbooks kept by St Leger, an officer serving with the Mounted Infantry during the Boer War. It is an "attempt to depict a few of the more interesting and some of the lesser known episodes in the advance to Pretoria" [Preface], and includes an account of the Relief of the Siege of Kimberley. St Leger made rough pencil sketches when opportunity offered and later would work them up into pen or pencil drawings or into water colours. The favourable reviews the book received in several British periodicals encouraged St. Leger to mount an exhibition of his work. This took place at the Bruton Galleries in Mayfair in May and June 1904 and consisted of fifty water colours with fifteen large and a great many smaller pen and ink drawings.
One of only 2,150 copies, originally published at 20/-

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