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· ITEM DESCRIPTION: A rare full set of the 'Celebrities of the Army' large sized magazines, produced and edited c.1900-1902 by Commander Charles N.Robson. Each magazine has full page colour photographs and a biography of the major heros of the South African / Boer War. I have a list of the individual photos following, with a basic description of each magazine. I have not been able to get through each one thoroughly. Magazine size 11" x just under 15".
Part I - Sir Redvers Buller, Colonel R.S.S.Baden-Powell, Sir Frederick W.E.F.Forester-Walker and Lord Wolsey. Cover stained on front and foxing to some pages inside.
Part II - Lord Methuen, Sir William Gatacre, Sir George White, Sir H.E.Wood. Very good overall condition with cover edges slightly worn.
Part III - Lord Roberts, Hector A.MacDonald, Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, Sir Donald Martin Stewart. Very good condition overall, cover worn.
Part IV - Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, Sir Richard Harrison, Sir Bindon Blood, Sir H.E.Colvile. Inner pics very good condition, cover coming off.
Part V - Sir Charles Warren, Sir Charles William Wilson, A.G.Wauchope, Sir H.M.L.Rundle. overall very good condition cover worn.
Part VI - J.D.P.French, G.H.Marshall, Sir J.C.Ardagh, Sir E.R.P.Woodgate. Overall good condition, though some light foxing inside and cover slightly grubby and worn.
Part VII - Douglas M.B.H, Earl of DunDonald, A.Fitzroy Hart, Sir Drury Drury-Lane, Sir Francis Wallace Grenfell. Cover torn at spine and pictures have staining and some foxing.
Part VIII - Sir H.C.Chermside, H.C.O.Plume, R.G.Kekewich, N.G.Lyttleton. Cover worn and some pics inside with some small blue dots, otherwise good condition overall.
Part IX - Thomas Kelly-Kenny, J.M.Babington, Sir F.Carrington, Sir W.S.A.Lockhart. Overall good to very good.
Part X - J.F.Brocklehurst, D.McT.Lumsden, The Hon F.H.S Roberts, Charles Edmond Knox. Overall good to very good condition.
Part XI - A.W.Thorneycroft, G.T.Pretyman, G.Bardon, J.P.Brabazon. Overall good to very good condition.
Part XII - R.H.De Montmorency, J.Talbot-Coke, Sire J.C.McNeill, C.W.H.Douglass. Overall good to very good condition.
Part XIII - F.Howard, E.C.Bethune, R.Pole-Carew, J.B.B.Dickson. Overall good to very good condition.
Part XIV - Sir Archibald Hunter, Lord Chesham, Sir R.C.Low, R.F.Rimington. Good to very good condition.
Part XV - Sir Alfred Gaselee, J.G.Dartness, W.H.Mackinnon, Sir Baker Creed Russell. Good to very good condition.
Part XVI - E.F.Chapman, F.L.Lessard, Sir Hugh Gough, Ian Hamilton. Good to very good condition.
Part XVII - H.J.T.Hidyard, H.P.Airley, Sir Francis Clery, E.T.Hutton. Good to very good condition.
Part XVIII - Sir W.Penn Symons, R.A.P.Clements, W.D.Otter, Lord E.H.Cecil.
Intended initially to be only about 12 issues in length, it is obvious that there were far too many heroes for only that number of publications!
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