Rorke’s Drift: A Victorian Epic - Michael GloverLondon: Leo Cooper, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper somewhat rubbed with slight loss at the head, tail and tips. Price Clipped. Damp stain to the gutter of the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise but slightly musty.
Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “By one of those twists of fate which cause some events to be writ large in the annals ofa country’s history while others, of far greater significance, pass swiftly into oblivion, the Defence of Rorke’s Drift has become enshrined as one of the epic sagas of Victorian England. The facts show that it was an event of little consequence — the casualties were slight and the outcome had very little effect on the outcome of the Zulu War, which was settled later that year at the scarcely remembered Battle of Ulundi.”