THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE

[Rebound Colonial Library Second Edition]

1899

Second Colonial Library Edition (First Printing) [1 of 360 copies]

By: Winston [W.L. Spencer] Churchill

Longman’s Green & Co. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A1.4.a)(Woods A1ab)

8vo (337 pages, with frontis portrait and 6 maps (including 2 fold-out in color.)

Hardcover [Burgundy cloth]

Item Number: 14214

$1,750.00

Description

This is the Second Edition (First printing) of the Colonial Library issue, which was bound from “Silver Library” sheets for export to the colonies. Only 360 copies of this printing were issued in cloth, according to bibliographer Ronald Cohen (another 130 were bound in softcover). The harsher climate conditions in the colonies generally resulted in low survival rates for these volumes. This copy was preserved by virtue of an elegant burgundy cloth rebinding over marbled boards. The title page reads: “New Edition” with the “1898” publication date. The contents are tight, with the frontispiece tissue guard present. There is mild scattered foxing throughout and a single discreet inked notation: “1897 July” in the margin of page 49. Else fine.