[TRANSVAAL]. The Illustrated London News Record of the Transvaal War, 1899-1900. The Achievements of the Home and Colonia Forces in the Great Conflict with the Boer Republics. London, London Illustrated News,, .
Folio. Contemporary pebble-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. 84, nearly all pages withig ornametal framework incorporating portraits, texty highly illustrated (up to full-page size), portrait frontispiece in photogravure printed in sepia and seven photogravure plates printed in sepia, illustrated advertisement towards the end of the volume, all plates with tissue guards (one with captions and outlines printed in red, bound in the wrong way round); one corner of the binding worn and a little marked;provenance: stamp of the Royal Institution on front fly-leaf, their emblem gilt-stamped at foot of spine.
First and only edition of this sumptuously produced book, celebrating the British effort and achievement during the first phase of the Second Boer War, whici lasted until 1902. Winston Curchill worked as a war correspondent for another London paper, The Morning Post,was captured and held prisoner in Pretoria from where he escaped and rejoined the British army.