CHURCHILL, WINSTON The story of the Malakand field force, an episode of frontier war. New York and Bombay: Logmans, Green and Co., 1898. First edition.
Green cloth boards (20 cm. tall), title stamped in gilt of front cover and spine. Corners rubed and bumped, with some edge-wear. Some foxing to a few pages and on extremeties.
First as a correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and then as an officer with the 4th Hussars, young Churchill saw action on the Northwest frontier of India against rebellious Afghan tribesman. This is the story of that 1897 campaign; a scarce first edition of one of Churchill's first books and a gripping account of the decline of the British Empire.