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[First American Edition Set]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition Set
Biblio: (Cohen A4.2.a ) (Woods A4ba) & (Cohen A8.2) (Woods A5ca)
Date: 1900
Published: Longmans, Green, & Co. Ltd. [New York]
Size (Details): 8vo (510 pages, 3 folding maps, 5 other plans and maps & (426 pages, with frontis portrait of Ian Hamilton, 1 three-color folding map.)
Binding: Hardcover [Red cloth]
Volumes: 2

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 201808



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: Here is Churchill's complete Boer War narrative in matched First American editions. The cloth and gilt of both volumes are bright on the front faces and faded along the spines. The contents are fine and unfoxed, with all maps present; none misfolded. There is a very discreet vintage bookseller's plate on the front free endpaper of LADYSMITH, else fine. An excellent set overall.

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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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