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[Second Printing of the First English Edition]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition (Second Printing) [1 of 1,000 copies]
Biblio: (Cohen A3.2.c) (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: 206423



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 Second Printing of the First English edition in the alternate blue-green cloth. The cloth and the gilt are fresh and the binding is square, with some wear to the cloth and turning at the corner. The prelims and fore-edges exhibit some very scattered foxing. The content are otherwise fine. This copy clearly was the property of a German soldier, whose name and rank are ink stamped on the front free endpaper. There is an additional elaborate bookplate on the front pastedown along with a Berlin bookshop plate. Intriguing.

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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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