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[First English Edition]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition [1 of 1500 copies]
Biblio: (Cohen A3.2.a) (Woods A3ba)
Date: 1900
Published: Longmans, Green & Co. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (345 pages, including two pages of advertisements for "Malakand Field Force" and "The River War." Dated 1900 on title page but copyright date [on verso] is 1899.)
Binding: Hardcover [Green cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 205073



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 English edition. The green cloth has uniformly darkened with age and there is faint, scattered light spotting to the front and rear faces; which is not unusual for this volume. The gilt remains bright. There is a tiny repair to the cloth at the head of the spine, which is ever so faintly concave from reading. The binding is modestly cocked; also not unusual with this book. The hinges are tender. The contents are fine, with very scattered, light foxing. Overall, a noble example that just reveals its age.

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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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