This set of 4 volumes contains a comprehensive history of the Boer War and its aftermath, compiled from contemporary news reports, and illustrated mainly with vast numbers of "photographs and authentic sketches taken in South Africa" - a rich source for any student of the period.
Herbert Wrigley Wilson (1866-1940), known often only as H. W. Wilson, was a British journalist and naval historian. He was (according to the memoirs of his brother) "chief leader writer" and assistant editor of the Daily Mail from 1898 until his death during 1940. According to the newspaper's owner Wilson was the "mental backbone of the newspaper".
The set is interesting, as the details of author, publisher, date of publication etc appear in Volume II rather than Volume I, which begins the story with no introductory note or explanation. The books are in good condition generally, with some general external wear (mainly shelf wear at top & bottom of spines), and the green cloth and gilt titles are generally unmarked (though the gilt is a little faded). Page edges are lightly mottled in red. Inside, the bindings are all firm and pages clean, but lightly browned. These are very heavy books, so postage cost is commensurate with their weight.