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4th July 2005The Victoria Cross, By Whom it Was Won, From its origin to the conclusion of was in Zululand, South
By Andy Lee
Taken from the Victoria Cross website, does anyone know anymore.

We have come across a copy of this book. It contains 5 different books.

Knollys, Lt.-Col. W. & Major W. J. Elliot

The Victoria Cross, By Whom it Was Won, From its origin to the conclusion of was in Zululand, South Africa, and That of the Transvaal. (Gallant Deeds of Our Heroes.)

This edition includes the following: The Victoria Cross in the Crimea 128 pgs., The Victoria Cross in India 142 pgs., The Victoria Cross in New Zealand, Andaman Islands, Abyssinia, Ashantee, Bhootan, etc. 87 pgs., The Victoria Cross in Afghanistan 248 pgs. The Victoria Cross in Zululand & South Africa 269 pgs. (874 pages, plus 7 pages of ads) 109 Illustrations. circa 1880s: Hardcover in VG+ Condition, gilt edges, corners bumped and rubbed through, minor fraying, dealer's faded stamp inside front panel.

We have never seen another.

We are trying to find out anything about this edition

Andy Lee
4th July 2005Martin Everett
Dear Andy,

I have a copy of Maj Elliott's book which covers the AZW VCs
4th July 2005Ron Sheeley
My copy of this book states that it is a third edition published by Dean & Son, 60A, Fleet Street. E.C. It has a handwritten, period ink date of February 1, 1890 written on one of the front endpapers. Very neat colored illustration of the Charge of the 17th Lancers at the Battle of Ulundi on the page just before the introduction. Ron Sheeley
4th July 2005John Young

The book that got all of those subjects in is 'Heroes of the Battlefield' by Lieut.-Col W. Knollys & Major W.J. Elliott. If you look on abesbooks you'll find it listed at a very modest price.

I got my copy from Donald Featherstone when he was having clear out of some of his older works.

The paper is of a poor quality, and thus renders the engravings without too much contrast. Recommended all the same.

John Y.
4th July 2005John Young

Sorry I did a further search and found the exact title you mentioned above - 'Heroes of the Battlefield' is very much a precis of that work coming in at 440 odd pages.

John Y.