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[First English Edition]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A27.1) (Woods A12aa)
Date: 1908
Published: Hodder & Stoughton [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (242 pages, with 60 photographs, 3 maps, tissue protected frontis photo, 18-page rear publisher's catalogue.)
Binding: Hardcover [Red pictorial cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 203938



Big game hunting with young Churchill as guide; a travelogue of Britain's East Africa possessions written by the then-Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. The first English edition is particularly coveted for its handsome cover woodcut of the author posed beside a trophy rhinoceros. The more plainly-bound American edition, which utilized English first edition sheets, has no woodcut on its brownish-red buckram cover but is a far rarer book.

Description: This is a very good First English edition copy, with bright cover art, a strikingly square, tight binding, sharp corners and a beautifully rounded spine. The spine is somewhat faded, as per usual. There is toning to the free endpapers, front and rear, also as per usual, and an ink gift inscription on the second front free endpaper, dated 1908.

The contents are fine, with scattered foxing throughout and a tiny vintage Belfast bookshop sticker on the rear pastedown.

A very handsome example 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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