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[First Canadian Softcover Edition]


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 LONDON TO 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.

It appears to have been professionally conserved. The covers are extraordinarily fresh and bright with light creases and only fractional losses at the corners. The contents are fine and unfoxed, with an extraordinarily elaborate former owner name calligraphied in pencil on the verso of the frontis phot page, dated in pencil "3/01." The name is again calligraphied elaborately in ink on the dedication page..

Extremely rare thus.

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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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