Item #50000 The Story of the Malakand Field Force. Winston S. Churchill.
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. No errata slip present, see discussions on this in all bibliographies. A clean crisp copy in original cloth. Binding is very tight and square, spine clean with bright gilt, only wear is some rubbing on the joints. Original black endpapers intact. Page edges spotted, but contents clean. The first blank leaf bears the signature of (Capt.) E W M Norie, Superintendent of Army Signalling, assigned HQ Staff of Malakand Field Force, mentioned in despatches twice by Sir Bindon Blood. There are pencil notations in the margins, most of which seem to refer to awards of individuals mentioned in the text. A superior copy, not quite fine, with interesting provenance. (A1a). Item #50000

Price: $8,500.00

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