Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1897.
First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 133 pp + ads, with a gruesome frontis photograph of natives being hanged as spies. Original green cloth with decoration in gilt. Slight rubbing to corners, gift inscription on front free endpaper, mild foxing. A fictional account of the occupation of Mashonaland, "in which Christ is depicted as visiting the camp fire of a trooper engaged in the expedition. The settlement of Rhodesia and the Jameson Raid are incidentally referred to with considerable animus" (Mendelssohn II, 281).