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Alan
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I imagined that 'A Soldier Artist in Zululand' would be like an investment, being a limited edition etc.

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The de-luxe editions perhaps, but the total print run was 3,000 which, in numismatic terms, would not be considered rare. Compare that to something like "The Rorke's Drift Doctor" which ran to a few hundred copies I think.

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Mmmmm. I didn't know there were two types. How are they distinguished?

Thanks for making me get the dictionary out for 'numismatic'.

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Here's another one - phaleristic. Most definitely not to be confused with philerastic. Which is why I stick to numismatic.

Back to the book. There are actually four types, the first three listed opposite the contents page.
20 presentation copies bound in full leather (not for sale - and I've no idea who received them)
The De-Luxe edition bound in full leather, limited to 26 copies, lettered A to Z.
The Collectors' Edition, bound in half-leather, limited to 100 copies, numbered 1 to 100.
The 3,000 total was the figure quoted by Martin Everett back in 2007.
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phaleristic and philerastic

Sound like words which Black Adder made up and used to confound Samuel Pepys.
My dictionaries don't have either but I eventually found phaleristic ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaleristics ).
I think you've made up philerastic.

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I was thrown by the way I pronounced it in my head.
It should be: (Received Pronunciation) enPR: fĭʹlərăst, IPA(key): /ˈfɪləɹast/

Silly me.

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Peter

Just for interest I have Presentation Copy No 9 - Leather with leather slip case signed by Nicky Rattray for David. It also contained the print of Isandhlwana rock by Lloyd 35/50.

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Martin

That sounds wonderful. Just out of interest I did a search and the "ordinary" second hand copies are being advertised at £130+. I believe they were sold originally through David Rattray's sister but I don't know if all the stock has gone.
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From the FDL website - as you see you can contact Nicky's sister Barbara in UK

A SOLDIER-ARTIST IN ZULULAND

William Whitelock Lloyd and the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 by David Rattray

David Rattray’s A Soldier-Artist in Zululand costs £100 (GB Pounds) plus £11 postage and packing and can be obtained direct from:-

Nicky Rattray, Fugitives’ Drift Lodge, PO Rorke’s Drift, Kwazulu Natal, 3016
(if you are in South Africa)

You can call the Lodge direct on +27 34 271 8051 or email on [email protected] for orders.

or, if you are outside South Africa, from:-

Barbara Lindsay, 16 Ash Close, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8PW +44 01242 523971
or email on [email protected]

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That answers Alan's question about investment.
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Interestingly, the cheapest I can find on-line is £132. However, as ever, people can ask what they like. It does not mean people will actually pay that.

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