London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. [Colonial History] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (18 x 13cm), pp.xiv; 226; , catalogue. With sixty-one illustrations from photographs by the author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps. Publisher's red cloth pictorially blocked in gilt and colours. Usual spotting to edges, a few plates edgeworn, cloth rubbed and handled, oval label removed from upper cover, binding remains sound. A very good, useable copy. First published in The Strand Magazine, this is the first edition in book-form. Churchill's account of British territory in East Africa represents the author at his journalistic best, at a time when he was still writing his own books. Because it was written, or perhaps dictated, on the spot, it echoes much of the freshness to be found in The Story of the Malakand Field Force and is a showcase for Churchill's powers of observation; My African Journey may not be one of his best known works but is certainly one of his best. Item #54187
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