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MY AFRICAN JOURNEY

[First Canadian Edition]


$5,000.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First Canadian Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A27.7) (Woods A12aa)
Date: 1909
Published: William Briggs [Toronto]
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: 206158

Guide

MY AFRICAN JOURNEY

Big game hunting with young Churchill as guide; a travelogue of Britain's East Africa possessions written by the then-Undersecretary 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 an extraordinarily beautiful copy of the rare First Canadian edition, with vivid cover art, a square, tight binding and a beautifully rounded spine that is virtually unfaded, with just a touch of rubbing near the upper front edge. There are two handsome, vintage bookplates, one on the front pastedown, one on the front free endpaper. The contents are fine and unfoxed.

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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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