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[First Canadian Hardcover Edition]

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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First Canadian Hardcover Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A8.3) (Woods A5)
Date: 1900
Published: The Copp, Clark Company, Ltd. [Toronto]
Size (Details): 8vo (424 pages, with frontis portrait of Ian Hamilton, 1 three-color folding map.)
Binding: Hardcover [Yellowish-brown pictorial cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 14433



The first of two Boer War volumes derived from young Winston's newspaper despatches as a war correspondent in South Africa, featuring a thrilling account of his escape from the Boers, an escape that helped launch his political career. The First English edition was published elaborately in fawn-colored cloth stamped with a striking cover illustration of the infamous armored train that Churchill was defending when he was captured. The American edition is an unadorned, though still handsome, red cloth binding with gilt lettering.

Description: This is a very good copy of the extravagantly rare first Canadian hardbound edition which, like the Canadian LADYSMITH, was produced from American edition sheets. It is bound in a very attractive crossed-flag design that is far more striking than the plainly bound English and American first editions. Though the book exhibits some faint darkening and scuffing to the cloth, it is otherwise virtually mint, inside and out. Astonishing.

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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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