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[First English Edition SIGNED Three Days After Publication]

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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A8.1.a) (Woods A5a)
Date: 1900
Published: Longmans, Green, & Co. Ltd. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (409 pages, with frontis portrait of Gen. Ian Hamilton, folding map at rear, plus 9 other maps and plans, 32- page rear publishers catalogue. [1 of 5000 copies published])
Binding: Hardcover [Dark red cloth]

Category: Signed
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 10134



The culmination of Churchill's Boer War narrative in South Africa that began with LONDON TO LADYSMITH, including the triumphant liberation of his former-POW campmates in Pretoria.

Description: This is an extravagantly rare First English edition copy SIGNED and dated three days after publication in ink on the half-title: "Winston S. Churchill Oct. 15. 1900."

Only one other signed copy of IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH has appeared at auction since 1976, and none with a contemporary signature. The cloth boards here are bright, the corners are sharp, the spine is very modestly faded, with some slight fraying to the joints, some rumpling at the spine head and tail, and two tiny indentations at the lower edge of the front board. Contents fine, though the first two pages (including the signed half-title page) are foxed.

This is a pricelessly rare signed copy of a very early Churchill work. It is here preserved in a handsome half-leather burgundy solander with gilt titles.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).










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