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SAVROLA

[First English Edition]


$1,150.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition
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 [Dark Green cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 206421

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SAVROLA

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 scarce First English edition, square and tight, with sharp corners. The cloth has darkened a bit with age but is unmarked. The gilt has dimmed somewhat on the spine but remains bright on the front face. The contents are heavily foxed throughout and there is a discreet ink gift inscription dated "1900" on the front free endpaper and a tiny vintage bookshop sticker. The contents are otherwise fine.

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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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