Lot 320
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CHURCHILL, W., MALAKAND FIELD FORCE, 1898

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800 - 1,200 GBP
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1,750 GBP
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Description

  • Churchill, Winston S.
  • The Story of the Malakand Field Force. An Episode of Frontier War. Longmans, Green and Co., 1898
  • Paper
8vo, FIRST EDITION, second state with errata leaf, half-title, frontispiece, six maps of which two are folding, 32pp. publisher’s catalogue at end (with earlier “12/97” date), black endpapers, unopened, original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover, maps with damp staining, minor spotting

Provenance

Robert, Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), armorial bookplate; his daughter Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe

Literature

Cohen A1.1.b; Woods A1(a)

Catalogue Note

Churchill wrote of his first book, "It absorbs my thoughts and occupies me for six hours every day. I believe - though others must decide - I am producing a fine piece of English and a considerable accumulation of valuable facts." (Letter to Lady Randolph Churchill, 2 December 1897)
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