“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.
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.
Stock ID: 95830