First Separate Edition. L. J. Bridgman dustjacket art and illustrations. Scarce in 19th Century dustjacket. "The story concerns an inexperienced Regular battalion on overseas service with a Highland Regiment and a Gurkha Regiment in Afghanistan. Unlike Kipling's other tales, it concerns the disgrace of a battle almost lost rather than the glory of a battle won." Near Fine in Good dustjacket, some shallow edge chips and wear, top rear panel with less than two square inches of loss.