Klerksdorp, Printed and Published by H.M. Guest, .
Octavo (200 × 135 mm),  pages including the title-wrappers.
Three bifolia originally loosely folded together, with the outer one split along most of the length of the fold, and a staple through the inner margin now holding the leaves together; last leaf pulled away from the staple; small puncture in the top left-hand corner of the pamphlet; overall, in very good condition.
'Being a brief account of the operations of the three Columns under the command of Col. Sir Henry Rawlinson, Col. Hickie, and Col. Williams ... in the south-western portion of the Transvaal, May to October, 1901, inclusive' (drop sub-title). In 1939, Herman Guest, the publisher's son, had some of these original Klerksdorp printings bound up and issued with a new foreword, telling the story of the production of his father's 'records of the campaign in the Western Transvaal and elsewhere. It will be realized that the accounts were written during times of stress, and consequently some of the statements have an "ex parte" complexion. The[ir] value ... lies in the fact that [they were] written and produced when Klerksdorp was practically in a state of siege. The inhabitants were unable to proceed a mile in any direction from the market square, and the one railway line, although closely guarded, was frequently disturbed by Boers'. Provenance: a Western Australian member of the 4th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse.