London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. [Military history] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.xiv; 409; , blank; , ads; , blank; , catalogue. Elegantly bound in brown half morocco, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt 'lion rampant' motif to spine, top edge gilt, original cloth spine and upper panel preserved at rear. A clean, fine copy inside and out. Churchill, having resigned his commission in the British Army, was nonetheless drawn to the Second Boer War, and arranged to be sent to Africa as a correspondent for The Morning Post. This book charts Lieutenant-General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton's campaign progress from Bloemfontein to Pretoria, during which time he fought numerous sizeable conflicts with Boer forces. Item #54053
Woods [A5] Langworth [p58].
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