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[The Rare Variant Red Binding of the First American Edition]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition (Second Printing) Binding Variant
Biblio: (Cohen A3.1.c) (Woods A3a)
Date: 1900
Published: Longmans, Green & Co. [NY]
Size (Details): 8vo (356 pages, no rear publisher's catalogue)
Binding: Hardcover [Red cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 14504



The first and only Churchill novel, a statement of personal and political philosophy delivered as a fictional adventure yarn. U.S. publication preceded the British issue by roughly ten days, rendering the American first edition the true first.

Description: This is the scarce Second Printing variant of the First American edition that was bound in bright red, rather than blue, cloth, with lettering blocked white, rather than gilt. The book is in very good condition, the binding square if ever so slightly beginning to give at the hinges. The white lettering has almost entirely faded, which is not unusual for this unique volume, and the spine cloth has faded considerably as well, but the cloth, front and rear, retains its deep red color, along with a few small splashes of white near the lettering. Contents 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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