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Churchill, Winston

Published by W.W. Norton 1st American printing, NY (1990)

ISBN 10: 0393028143 ISBN 13: 9780393028140

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About this Item: W.W. Norton 1st American printing, NY, 1990. [12], 236 p., maps, footnotes, appendix, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 64149

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Churchill, Winston S.

Published by W. W. Norton & Company, New York (1990)

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About this Item: W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. 1st Edition. Pp: xv + 288. Gilt titles: sp. Illust. w/ b/w maps (listed). Blue cloth bds. Interior leaves are clean and tight. Reprint of the 1898 edition. British Empire tries to take the Himalayas. Includes appendix. The 1897 siege of Malakand (now Pakistan) by a Pashtun army, defended by a British field garrison and observed by a young lieutenant Winston Churchill. A clean unmarked copy. Seller Inventory # 008389

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CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.

Published by BARNES and NOBLE, * * * * * (1993)

ISBN 10: 1566191270 ISBN 13: 9781566191272

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About this Item: BARNES and NOBLE, * * * * *, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. BARNES and NOBLE (illustrator). 1st Edition. BooK: Fine/ $20.12 1566191270 the STORY of the MALAKAND FIELD FORCE . an EPISODE of FRONTIER WAR * CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. BARNES and NOBLE 1993 1st Edition, 1st Printing Off White Spine With Title In Black Letters, And Black Portion With Title In Gold Letters, Dust Jacket: Fine/, Very Slight Shelf, Edge And Corner Wear. Hard Cover BooK: Fine/, Almost As New/, Slight Shelf, Edge, And Corner Wear, 233 Numbered Pages That Were Lightly Read, And Are Clean And Tight To The Spine. Corners Are Square. Printed On Off White Paper. Description, Applies To This BooK, ONLY. This Book Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make It, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift. World Wide Shipping, AVAILABLE. *. Seller Inventory # 008777

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Winston Churchill

Published by Norton (1990)

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About this Item: Norton, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition.... NY: Norton, 1990. First Edition thus. First American edition, first printing. Fine/Fine. Appears new and unread. Hardbound. Churchill's first book, originally published in 1898. 0.0. Seller Inventory # 6911

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Churchill, Winston S.

Published by W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY (1990)

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About this Item: W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. (full book description) W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY, 1990. 1st American Ed 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 233pgs(Apndx). 1/2" DJ front cover scratch, o.w. Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0393028143 PRICE REFLECTS 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Seller Inventory # CONROY257538I

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Churchill, Winston s.

Published by W.W. Norton & Company, New York (1989)

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About this Item: W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1989. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Norton Edition. Out of print. In a Mylar dj cover. Seller Inventory # 126160

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force,: Winston L Spencer

Winston L Spencer Churchill

Published by Thomas Nelson, London (1916)

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About this Item: Thomas Nelson, London, 1916. Hardback. Condition: Good Plus. Reprint (First cheap edition). Reprint (First Cheap Edition, April 1916). Hardback with gilt titling to the spine. 16 × 10.5cm, 383pp (6 maps, all present). First published in 1898. Seeking military distinction, the 22-year-old Winston S. Churchill talked his way into the Malakand Field Force as a war correspondent, reporting on the front line in a struggle against restless tribes on the Northwest Frontier. Condition: This copy is in good plus condition. There is light bumping to the boards and spine and some tanning to the pages but is otherwise a solid copy. Seller Inventory # 008632

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Churchill, Winston S.

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About this Item: Longmans, Green, and Co., London. 1899, 1st printing of Silver Library edition. (Hardcover) Good, no dust jacket. 337, plus 32 pp publisher's catalog. Frontispiece, 6 maps (2 folding). Ex-library, with considerable toning to the pages and brittle edges, the fragile first leaf is detached and a folding map has been repaired with archival tape. Locale: Afghanistan; British India. (Military, Alglo-Afghan Wars, Malakand Field Force, Military). Seller Inventory # 135205

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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer

Published by Longmans, Green, and Co, London, New York and Bombay, 1899, (1899)

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About this Item: Longmans, Green, and Co, London, New York and Bombay, 1899, 1899. CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer, Lieutenant, 4th Queen's Own Hussars. The Story of the Malakand Field Force : An Episode of Frontier War. With Maps, Plans, etc. New Edition. London, New York and Bombay : Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, 1899. Pp (6),[vii]-xvi,(2),1-337,(1),[1]-32 (publisher's catalogue dated 9/98),(2),+ frontis.portrait (Major-General Sir Bindon Blood) + 6 maps/plans (2 folding & coloured). 8vo, maroon cloth, single-rule gilt border to front board, gilt lettering and design to spine. The Silver Library edition, so indicated at bottom spine. This is the first revised edition of the author's first book, produced to correct the many errors in the original edition. Top half of rear board badly stained and worn, a few spots to front board, small pink stains to margins of first few leaves, else internally very good and solid. 500.00. Seller Inventory # 78797

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Churchill, Winston L. Spencer

Published by Longmans, Green And Co., London (1898)

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About this Item: Longmans, Green And Co., London, 1898. Hard Cover Leather. Condition: Very Good +. First Colonial Edition. First Colonial Edition. VG+, in fine contemporary blue calf leather binding.Mixed state with first Colonial Editon title page but mention of second colonial edition after page ix. Lacks erratta slip. Raised bands with gold stamping in compartments. Gold stamped burgundy spine label. Cumloden prize bookplate on paste down endpaper. Cumloden Christmas 1901 stamped in Gothic lettering on front cover. Marbled boards and edges. Light toneing through preface page but text is very clean. Aberdeen University press printed on last page of text. Gilding on edges and blindstamp tooling of internal edges of boards. xiv, 336 pages; maps (2 folding color / colour), portrait; 20 cm. The story of the Malakand field force; an episode of frontier war, by Winston L Spencer Churchill, Lieutenant, the 4th Queen's own Hussars.with maps, plans, etc. .This Edition is intended for circulation only in India and the British Colonies. xiv, 336 pages; maps (2 folding color / colour), portrait; 20 cm. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 020569

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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Published by London & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898 (1898)

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About this Item: London & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898, 1898. Octavo. Bound in recent green cloth, titles to spine gilt, brown coated endpapers, red speckled edges. Housed in a custom red half morocco solander box. Occasional faint foxing to contents; an excellent copy. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 6 maps (4 of them folding and coloured, 4 full-page). First edition, Colonial Library issue of Churchill's first book (the first and second printings are identical). The book relates Churchill's exploits with the Malakand field force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897, based on Churchill's despatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail. As Churchill was still in India when the book was published, the final editing was undertaken by his uncle Moreton Frewen, husband of Clara Jerome, Jennie's elder sister, resulting in numerous small errors which were corrected the following year in the Silver Library edition. Cohen A1.2.a; Woods A1a. Seller Inventory # 102189

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Churchill, Winston L. Spencer

Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., London New York and Bombay (1898)

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About this Item: Longmans, Green, and Co., London New York and Bombay, 1898. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. 1st Edition. Pp: xiv + 336. Gilt titles: sp. Frontis. Illust. w/ colour & b/w maps, fold-in maps & sketches (listed). Three-quarter red leather bds. Raised bands on sp. T.e.g. Errata slip tipped-in, p. 1. Small bits of foxing, else interior leaves are clean and tight. British Empire tries to take the Himalayas. Includes appendix. The 1897 siege of Malakand (now Pakistan) by a Pashtun army, defended by a British field garrison and observed by a young lieutenant Winston Churchill. A fine edition with all folded maps present. Seller Inventory # 008283

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Churchill, Winston L. Spencer

Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London (1898)

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About this Item: Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1898. Hard Cover. Condition: VG. First Colonial. First State, without errata slip. 8vo. original pictorial grey cloth gilt (spine toned, extremities rubbed (one corner slightly worn) with a few other minor marks to cloth; bookseller's label & pencil mark to front pastedown, prev. owner's name to FFE ('John Hairhall') with his informative annotations and underlining in ink & pencil to several pages & 2 maps, else clean and crisp; lacks errata slip); pp. xvi (last blank), 336, with a frontispiece portrait & 6 maps (2 colour folding). A very good copy. [Woods A1a]. Seller Inventory # 000977

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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About this Item: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1898. Hardcover. First edition, only printing. This is the first edition, only printing of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Condition of this unrestored, original, and complete copy approaches very good. Though it is technically ex-library, there are no external indicators. The publisher’s green cloth binding remains remains tight and square with bright gilt and nicely rounded spine. Slight softness to the corners, moderate overall soiling, and a .25 inch (6 mm) split at the spine head do not substantially detract from exterior presentation. The only indications of ex-library status are a bookplate and an ink stamp. The plate is that of "Cardiff Public Libraries" affixed to the front pastedown indicating that this book was "Bequeathed to the Central Library" in "May, 1935" by a "William Price James, M.A." We find no other previous ownership marks. A .75 inch (19 mm) diameter round ink-stamp of "Cardiff Public Libraries" is found at the foot of the blank title page verso, with diminutive library notation beneath. The contents remain quite respectably clean for the edition. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. The original black endpapers are present, with just a .75 inch (19mm) unobtrusive cosmetic split to the paper at the front pastedown gutter that does not affect binding integrity and a tiny chip to the upper left corner of the front free endpaper. Spotting is mild for the edition, incidental within and modest to the page edges, which show light dust soiling to the top edges and a little shelf soiling to the bottom edges. Second state of the first and only printing is confirmed by an errata slip tipped in at p. 1 and a rear catalogue dated "3/98". When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: ".I had written them with the design. of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: ".It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12. Seller Inventory # 004550

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force: CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer.

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer.

Published by London Longmans (1898)

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About this Item: London Longmans, 1898. First edition, first issue without the errata slip preceding the map, 8vo., frontispiece portrait, 6 maps (2 folding), 32pp. advertisements dated 12/97, ownership inscription dated 1900 on blank recto of frontispiece, scattered foxing, minor abrading to front endpapers near gutter, hinges pulling slightly, publisher's green cloth, slight darkening to spine, light soiling to covers, lightly bumped and rubbed at corners and extremities, contemporary label 'West End Reading Club' on lower cover, presented in morocco-backed cloth drop-back box. "While I was attached to the Malakand Field Force, I wrote a series of letters from the London Daily Telegraph. The favourable manner in which these letters were received, encouraged me to attempt a more substantial work." The book describes a military campaign by the British army on the North West Frontier (now western Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan) in 1897. Woods A1(a). Seller Inventory # 95830

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force,: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

Published by Longmans, Green, & Co., London (1898)

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About this Item: Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1898. Hardcover. First Colonial edition. This is the scarce first edition, first printing of the "Colonial Library" issue of Churchill's first book, bearing the unusual and rarely seen Indian errata slip arranged personally by Churchill. The author's first book recounts his experiences when attached to Sir Bindon Blood's punitive expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First printing copies of the Colonial issue were produced in small numbers simultaneously with the Home Issue. The harsher climate and condition of the colonies meant low survival rates and often poor condition for those few examples that survived. Complicating matters for collectors, there were no fewer than 10 different editions, printings, and binding variations for the very small number of Colonial issues ultimately produced from 1898 to 1901. Here is the important first printing of the Colonial issue made still more scarce and desirable by the presence of the rare Indian errata slip unique to this particular Colonial issue. Publication of the first edition of 1898 was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Per Cohen in his Bibliography: "Colonial Library copies are known with an unusual errata slip, which was prepared in India on or about 7 April 1898. It was, therefore, in all likelihood available in first edition copies in India before the domestic errata slips were available in London and certainly before the domestic errata slips were available in India." (Cohen p.14). Churchill was still serving in India at the time. In a 22 March 1898 letter to his mother, Churchill lamented the "gross & fearful blunders" of the first edition and stated: "I may catch the Indian edition, in which the absurdities would be most laughed at." Evidence indicates that Churchill personally arranged for the printing of the Indian slips, paid for them himself, and had them tipped into the Colonial copies before distribution. They are printed on distinctive laid, watermarked paper and contain four additional corrections not found on the domestic errata slip, as well as small differences in the other corrigenda. Given the provenance of the Indian errata slip, we can be confident that this copy originally sold in India, where the young author was serving at the time. This first printing of the colonial issue is also noteworthy for being the only of the many books published in Churchill’s lifetime with the "L." for "Leonard" appearing on both the binding (spine and lower front cover) and the title page. This is an original, unrestored copy, meaning it has not been rebacked or had endpapers replaced like so many of the copies that survive. Condition is very good, particularly given the inherent rigors associated with colonial provenance. The binding is square, the hallmark greenish-gray color still distinct on both the covers and spine, the striking front cover illustrated in blue only modestly scuffed, the spine gilt still bright. We note wear to corners and spine ends, light overall scuffing and soiling, and a small, stray ink mark to the center front hinge. The contents are improbably bright and clean for a colonial issue, with only a few trivial spots and no previous ownership marks. The frontispiece and original tissue guard are intact, the maps present and properly folded. The contents are firmly attached to the binding, despite a cosmetic split following the front free endpaper that exposes the intact mull beneath. Overall, a well-preserved and completely original copy of this first printing of the first Colonial Library issue, sold in India while Churchill was still there. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.2.c, Woods/ICS A1(ab.1), Langworth p.15. Seller Inventory # 004581

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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About this Item: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1898. Hardcover. First edition, only printing. This is the first edition, only printing of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Condition is very good, a quite respectable, original, unrestored copy. The publisher’s green cloth binding remains tight and square with sound corners and no appreciable color shift between the covers and spine. We note light wear to hinges and extremities, and modest soiling, mostly to the spine, though with a small ink stain at the lower front hinge and a smaller ink mark at the front hinge two inches from the bottom. The contents are clean apart from typical intermittent spotting throughout. We find no previous ownership marks. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. The original black endpapers are present, notably without any sign of the usual splits at the gutters. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: ".I had written them with the design. of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: ".It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. Second state of the first edition, only printing is confirmed by an errata slip tipped in at p.1 (preceding the folding map) and a publisher’s rear catalogue dated "3/98". With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12. Seller Inventory # 004560

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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About this Item: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1898. Hardcover. First edition, only printing. This is the first edition, only printing, first state of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First state is confirmed by the lack of an errata slip and a publisher’s catalogue dated "12/97". Condition is very good overall, a quite respectable sound and unrestored copy. The publisher’s green cloth binding remains tight and square with sharp corners and only light wear to hinges and extremities. The chief exterior defects are modest overall spine toning and a roughly .75 x .75 inch stain at the lower front corner. Nonetheless, shelf presentation is good, with strong green color despite the toning and gilt that remains bright and distinct. The contents are quite clean for the edition. Spotting is mostly confined to the page edges and first several leaves spanning the half title to the contents, only occasionally intruding to blank inner margins of the main text. We find no previous ownership marks. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. The original black endpapers are present, with an unobtrusive cosmetic split to the paper at the front pastedown gutter that in no way affects binding integrity. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: ".I had written them with the design. of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: ".It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.a, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12. Seller Inventory # 004467

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THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE: CHURCHILL, Winston

CHURCHILL, Winston

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About this Item: Longmans, 1898. First edition, first state without the erratum slip preceding the first folding map. 8vo. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the upper cover and spine. A near fine copy, with some tanning to the spine, but the boards are notable clean. Page edges tanned, but generally fresh, with armourial bookplate to the front pastedown. Housed in custom made slipcase. Frontispiece portrait, two fold out maps and four full page maps as called for. The author's scarce first book written from the author's experience on the Indian frontier. "While I was attached to the Malakand Field Force, I wrote a series of letters from the London Daily Telegraph. The favourable manner in which these letters were received, encouraged me to attempt a more substantial work" Woods A1(a). Seller Inventory # 37070

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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About this Item: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1898. Hardcover. First edition, only printing. This is a collector worthy copy of the first edition of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: ".I had written them with the design. of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: ".It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive in collector worthy condition. Here is a superior copy, notable both for condition and bibliographic interest. As noted by Churchill’s bibliographer Ronald Cohen, second state copies of the first edition typically contain a rear catalogue dated "3/98". However, Cohen notes having seen two second state copies with rear catalogues dated "12/97" and concludes that with these early second state copies - "12/97 catalogues were used until the supply was exhausted, and 3/98 catalogues were employed thereafter." Here is one such early second state copy, with both the errata slip and a rear catalogue dated "12/97". (See Cohen, Vol. I, p.10.) We conservatively grade overall condition of this copy as very good plus. The green cloth binding remains square and tight with strong color, bright gilt, and square corners. We note mild spine toning, with only light overall soiling, a few small blemishes in the spine title box, and a little wrinkling to the spine ends. The contents are very good for the edition. The original black endpapers are intact, with no splits or cracking. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece, and both folding maps and the frontispiece remain protected by the original tissue guards. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is moderate for the edition, occasional and intermittent throughout and visible on the page edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.b, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12. Seller Inventory # 003537

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CHURCHILL, Winston Leonard Spencer.

Published by London, New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898 (1898)

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About this Item: London, New York & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898, 1898. Octavo, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper cover with panel in blind lettered gilt, black endpapers. Very slghtly soiled, head and tail of the spine a little crumpled, corners a touch bumped, front hinge just exposed after the free endpaper, some light browning, contemporary ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, inked ownership stamp to the verso of the frontispiece, a very good copy. Frontispiece portrait and 6 maps, 4 of them folding and coloured, 4 full-page. First edition, home issue, only printing, second state of Churchill's first book, this copy with the errata slip at p.1, catalogue dated 3/98. Relates his exploits with the Malakand field force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897, based on Churchill's despatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail. As Churchill was still in India when the book was published, the final editing was undertaken by his uncle Moreton Frewen, husband of Clara Jerome, Jennie's elder sister, resulting in numerous small errors which were corrected the following year in the Silver Library edition. Cohen A1.1.b; Woods A1a. Seller Inventory # 69972

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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About this Item: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1898. Hardcover. Condition: Very good plus. First edition, only printing. This is Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Offered here is a superior, collector worthy first edition, first state copy with interesting provenance. The sole previous owner name is "M. G. Cassels" in pencil on the half-title and what appear to corresponding corrections to pp. 187-89 and p. 207. On page 207, the third name in a list of "Wounded severely" British officers is "O. R. Cassells, 35th Sikhs." The "O." is crossed out and replaced with a "G" for the first initial and one of the "l"s struck to match the "G. Cassels" on the half-title. The corrections are in pencil and the "G" appears to be in the same hand as the "G." on the half-title. Lieutenant Cassells (or Cassels) was wounded while fighting alongside Churchill; his gallantry and good fortune are described in some detail on pp. 187-189. In each of the four instances of "Cassells" appearing in these pages, a single "l" is neatly crossed out in pencil. It seems quite plausible that the signature on the half-title page and corrections to the wounded officer's name were made by the officer himself. When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: ".I had written them with the design. of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: ".It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive in collector worthy condition. Here is such a copy, notable not only for provenance, but also for very good plus condition. The green cloth binding remains square with only light wear to extremities. We find a tiny ink mark below the author's name, but the spine gilt remains bright and we note only trivial overall soiling. The contents remain bright with modest intermittent spotting. First state is confirmed both by the lack of an errata slip and by a rear catalogue dated "12/97". The original black endpapers are intact, as are the frontispiece, tissue guard, and all maps, including the two folding maps at pages 1 and 146. The binding remains firmly attached, though we note some tenderness at the half-title verso, where there is a cosmetic split at the gutter, the paper separated but the mull and binding cords beneath still intact. We find a miniscule, unobtrusive bookseller sticker affixed to the lower front pastedown. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.a, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12. Seller Inventory # 003069

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Churchill, Winston S.

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About this Item: Longmans Green & Co., 1898. First Edition. THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE AN EPISODE OF FRONTIER WAR, Longmans, Green & Co., 1898, first edition, some light soiling to the covers, modest tanning to the spine, a few tiny nicks to the spine extremities, some scattered foxing, else a tight very good copy in the publishers original cloth binding of this, the most prolific authors first book, detailing his military experience in the northwestern frontier of India with all maps present as called for. Seller Inventory # 02301

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Winston S. Churchill

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About this Item: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1898. Hardcover. First edition, only printing. This is an exceptional copy of the first edition, only printing, first state of Churchill's first book, based on his exploits with Sir Bindon Blood's expedition on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. First state is confirmed by the lack of an errata slip and a publisher’s catalogue dated "12/97". Condition is near fine, a strikingly clean and unrestored example, quite elusive thus. The publisher’s green cloth binding remains square, tight, clean, and beautifully bright with sharp corners. We note only trivial wrinkling to the spine ends and a hint of wear to the hinges and corners. There is no appreciable color shift between the spine and covers and the gilt on both the front cover and spine remains vividly bright. The binding is protected with a removable, clear mylar cover. The contents are equally and notably clean for the edition. The page edges – even the top edge – are free of dust or soiling, showing only mild age-toning. Within, the contents are atypically bright for the edition and spotting atypically modest, substantially confined to the half-title, title, and dedication pages, light and only intermittent elsewhere through the text. All maps are intact, including the folding maps at pages 1 and 146, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. The original black endpapers are present, with an unobtrusive cosmetic split to the paper at the lower 2 inches (5 cm) of the front pastedown gutter that in no way affects binding integrity. The name "Mary B. Leiter" and a date of "June 1899" are inked in the same hand on the upper half-title. "Leiters" is written in pencil on the upper front free endpaper (unobtrusive on the black paper) above "Alice B". When this book was written and published, Churchill was a young cavalry officer still serving in India. While he had successfully applied his pen as a war correspondent - indeed the book is based on his dispatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail - this was his first book-length work. The young Churchill was motivated by a combination of pique and ambition. He was vexed that his Daily Telegraph columns were to be published unsigned. On 25 October 1897 Churchill wrote to his mother: ".I had written them with the design. of bringing my personality before the electorate." Two weeks later, his resolve to write a book firming, Churchill again wrote to his mother: ".It is a great undertaking but if carried out will yield substantial results in every way, financially, politically, and even, though do I care a damn, militarily." Having invested his ambition in this first book, he clearly labored over it: "I have discovered a great power of application which I did not think I possessed. For two months I have worked not less than five hours a day." The finished manuscript was sent to his mother on the last day of 1897 and published on 14 March of 1898. Publication was arranged by Churchill's uncle while the author was still in India, resulting in numerous spelling and detail errors. Churchill was incensed by the errors and acted with haste to address them. Hence later states of the first edition bear errata slips. Home Issue copies also bear a 32-page Longmans, Green catalogue bound in at the back, which is dated either "12/97" or "3/98" at the foot of page 32. With only a little more than 1,900 copies bound, this first edition of Churchill's first book is both desirable and elusive. Copies of this quality are becoming quite rare. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A1.1.a, Woods/ICS A1(aa), Langworth p.12. Seller Inventory # 004898

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Churchill Winston

Published by London Longmans, Green and Co 1898 (1898)

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About this Item: London Longmans, Green and Co 1898, 1898. First edition, first issue of the book, no other printings were issued of the first edition but one. This copy with the printed errata slip tipped in. A complete and perfect copy. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, 2 folding maps in colour and 4 sketches and plans. 8vo, publisher’s original pale green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and cover. Now housed in a very fine light-red morocco fold-over case, the spine panel of the case with raised bands stopped in gilt, the compartments with gilt ruled frames, lettered and numbered in 3 compartments in gilt. xv, 336, 32 ads. An extremely fine copy, all tissue guards present, maps and sketches all in especially fine condition, the cloth as pristine and about as fine and clean as one could hope to find. THE FIRST EDITION, AND AN EXTREMELY FINE AND CLEAN COPY OF THIS INCREASINGLY HARD TO FIND WORK. The first book written by Winston Churchill who would one day be not only a prolific and prize winning author but one of the greatest figures in modern history. After an education at Harrow and Sandhurst he entered the army in 1895 and embarked on one of the most varied and distinguished careers of the 20th century. He acted as a correspondent for The Daily Telegraph from India and for the Morning Post during the Boer War. His dramatic escape from prison in Pretoria brought him to public attention. He embarked on his political career in 1900 by entering Parliament. While there he held many major offices of state: Home Secretary, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty in which he oversaw naval operations for the First World War, Colonial Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and eventually in 1940, Prime Minister. The latter office he would hold throughout World War Two and again from 1951 to 1955. Early in this illustrious life, in 1897, the Daily Telegraph paid Churchill £5 per column for his dispatches from the Northwest Frontier in India, where he first saw action as a soldier, and after his return he fashioned these articles into the book here offered. It was the author's first book and only 2000 copies were printed; it is of course now very difficult to find, especially in such fine condition. Seller Inventory # 26936

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