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    British Army: South African / Boer War Sketch Book of Original Pen and Ink Drawings and Watercolors, 1898-1902. This leather bound sketch book contains 51 magnificent original pen and ink drawings and watercolors. There is only one example of artwork per page, so there is a blank page on the reverse of each piece. Most pieces are titled, some with specific place names. The titled pieces include: "View of Capetown from Leeuwen Street"; "Poor Tommy passes in his check"; "An intercepted dispatch"; "Cronje's 'barkers' at Green Point, captured at Paardberg"; "What Kaffirs do with their spare time"; "From Lion's Rock"; "A Malay with his Harem"; "Tommy's substitute for Maria"; "Boer Prisoners"; "Refugees in the garden"; and, many more. Seldom do individual South African War drawings of this quality appear for sale. A complete book of sketches is a real rarity. The book is 9.75" x 6", with each page measuring 9.5" x 5.75". There is minor professional restoration to some pages where the edges are chipped, else very fine. The front cover has a gold blind stamped border and the words "Sketch Book" and initials in the lower left corner that appear to be "A. H.". The drawings and paintings are unsigned, but may be the work of Canadian war artist Arthur Henry Hider. The book is housed in a custom clamshell conservation box of brown quarter leather over cloth covered board, with gilt lettering to spine. Spine reads "Boer War Pictorial"

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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