The Story of the Malakand Field Force. Winston S. Churchill.
The Story of the Malakand Field Force
The Story of the Malakand Field Force
The Story of the Malakand Field Force

The Story of the Malakand Field Force

Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1898, hardcover. The first printing of Churchill’s first book, based on his exploits with The Malakand Field Force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Bound in apple green cloth with gilt titles. 336 pages plus catalogue at rear. 6 maps plus frontis portrait. Publication arranged by Churchill’s cousin as he was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors, later corrected in the Silver Library edition of 1899. Original cloth has clean front cover, a few small marks on rear cover, bright gilt, spine is tanned. Binding seems tight, but there is a split after the half title page. Contents show 2 pencil corrections on p. 78, from an Army insider, occasional light foxing.All maps present and neatly folded. Publisher's catalogue dated 12/97 bound in at rear, original black endpapers intact. No errata slip and no sign that one was ever present. (A1a). Item #34756

Price: $3,750.00

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