The Story of the Malakand Field Force.
An Episode of Frontier War. With maps, plans, etc.London, New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898 Stock Code: 145866
A nice copy in the original clothFirst edition, second state with errata slip, home issue in the "apple green cloth" (Woods), which is particularly prone to fading and mottling, here a nice copy.
Churchill was correspondent for the Daily Telegraph on Sir Bindon Blood's punitive 1897 expedition against the Afghan tribesmen of the North-West Frontier, during which he "took part in several skirmishes in which he came under fire and witnessed acts of barbarism by both sides" (ODNB). He consolidated his reports into book-form on his return to Bangalore, and his account was published in March 1898.
Octavo. Original moderate yellowish green cloth, spine lettered in gilt within blind panel, front cover lettered in gilt on recessed panel, black endpapers.
Half-tone portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, 6 maps, of which 2 folding and in colour. With 32 pp. publisher's catalogue at rear (stated by Cohen to be of no significance for priority).
Neat ownership signature "M. E. Woods" to half-title. Spine darkened and cloth slightly soiled with very faint ringstain to front cover, light foxing to contents. A very good copy.
Cohen A1.1.b; Langworth pp. 12-14; Woods A1a.
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