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[First Canadian Softcover Edition]

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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First Canadian Softcover Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A8.3[?]) (Woods A5cb)
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 [Dark tan pictorial wraps]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 14434



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 first Canadian softcover issue does not appear in Woods or (can it be!) in Cohen's otherwise marvelously encyclopedic bibliography, though Langworth does include it in his Connoisseur's Guide. Like the Canadian edition of LADYSMITH, it was produced from American edition sheets. It is bound with a very attractive crossed-flag cover design that is superior to the plainer English and American first editions; and even slightly different from the Canadian clothbound edition, with a facsimile Churchill signature added. Though the spine here is loosening and the binding and covers, as one may imagine, are extremely fragile, this is a very good copy overall, clean and wholly intact, with a short, closed tear to the upper left corner of the prelims, not affecting any text. In fact, this may very well be the lone copy that exists. It is the copy Langworth referenced for his Guide entry.

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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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