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[First American Edition]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A3.1.a) (Woods A3a)
Date: 1900
Published: Longmans, Green, & Co. Ltd. [New York]
Size (Details): 8vo (356 pages, plus a 24-page rear publisher's catalogue)
Binding: Hardcover [Dark blue cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 203959



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 a very good copy of the First American edition. The cloth is a vivid, deep blue, the gilt lettering is bright. The corners are sharp, the spine unruffled. There is a former owner's name ornately hand-dated in ink, "February 8th, 1900," on the front free endpaper. The bookplate of the legendary Churchill collector Donald Scott Carmichael loosely tipped-in on the front pastedown. The contents are otherwise clean and unfoxed.
An exceptionally good copy.

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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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