Written by himself. Foreword by Field-Marshal Earl Haig. London, John Murray, 1924
First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced at 15/-.
A scarce work in the original dust-jacket; an impressive autobiographical study by a man of equally impressive military standing, with a career spanning almost 35 years and seeing action in India, Africa and Sudan, as well as service in New Zealand and Cyprus. The foreword is by Field-Marshal Douglas Haig, a divisive figure in military history, garnering the unfavourable, and possibly unfair, moniker 'The Butcher of the Somme' for his strategic role in WW1.
First edition. London. Herbert Jenkins, 1940 Spectacular front panel artwork typical of Herbert Jenkins wrappers of that era. None of this writer's work was published in America and in my experience all of the
UK first editions are difficult to find in jackets.