London: Kegan Paul, 1880. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 283p; folding map; 32-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Original green cloth stamped in gilt and black. INSCRIBED BY PARR: "with the author's compliments". A former owner has signed his name and dated it 1949 on the same page. Mild rubbing to covers with minor fraying to cloth along the edge of the spine and the back cover. Interior clean and complete. A hardcover book in good or better condition. Item #1232005
RARE MEMOIRS OF THE ZULU WAR. The author was on the staff of Sir Henry Bartle Frere, the British High Commissioner to South Africa from 1877-1880. Frere attempted to unify the region's various states into one British confederation, a policy which met resistance from native tribes and led to the Kafir and Zulu Wars. Parr was with the relief force that marched to Rorke's Drift and his work contains a stirring account of its defense as well as his eyewitness report of the battlefield the following day.