London: Editorial and Publishing Offices of Pall Mall Magazine, 1901. First edition. Hardcover. This 10-page article by a very young Winston Churchill first appeared in the January 1901 issue of Pall Mall Magazine, Volume XXIII, No. 93, at pages 66-75. In the article, fresh from his own wartime experience in theatres ranging from the northwest Indian frontier to Soudan to South Africa, Churchill writes about the characteristics of British Army officers, the system that produced them, and suggestions for improving that system.
The article is typically found in a bound Pall Mall Magazine volume containing issues from January to April 1901. Here is something different – a private binding of the article in blue cloth with a gilt-printed spine. Condition is near-fine. The cloth binding shows only a few trivial scuffs, and is otherwise bright, clean, and tight. The contents are immaculate.
Reference: Cohen C217, Woods C23. Item #006205