London: George Newnes, April-November 1908. [Literary Magazine / Colonial History] FIRST APPEARANCES. Eight magazine issues in their original light blue printed paper covers. Octavo (25 x 17cm). Presented in an elegant navy blue quarter morocco clamshell box, with gilt titles to spine, raised bands and a fleece lining. Fragile periodicals in very good condition overall; all covers present and attached, there is some inevitable rubbing and handling, occasional chips to the spines, September' issue with a loss of text to spine, October issue with chip to corner of front cover. Clamshell as new. A rare survival. The complete work as serialised in the Strand Magazine, Churchill's account of British territory in East Africa represents the author at his journalistic best. Because it was written, or perhaps dictated, on the spot, it echoes much of the freshness to be found in 'Malakand Field Force' and is a showcase for Churchill's powers of observation. 'My African Journey' may not be among his best-known works but is certainly one of his best. This set also includes both parts of Arthur Conan Doyle's scarce Sherlock Holmes episode 'The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge', which was not published in a book-form edition for a further 9 years [His Last Bow, 1917]. Item #60287
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