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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: 207889



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 light edgewear. The gilt has faded somewhat. The binding is square and the contents are fine, with very scattered, light foxing throughout, more pronounced on the prelims. A former-owner's name in ink has been partially erased on the half-title.

Overall, a solid example that does reveal 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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