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[Magazine Original]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First Thus
Biblio: (Cohen C228a.8) (Woods C35)
Date: October 1908
Published: [London]
Size (Details): (Pages 374-381, illustrated with photographs)
Binding: Magazine [Picture wraps]

Category: Ephemera
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 12121



Big game hunting with young Churchill as guide; a travelogue of Britain's East Africa possessions written by the then-Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. The first English edition is particularly coveted for its handsome cover woodcut of the author posed beside a trophy rhinoceros. The more plainly-bound American edition, which utilized English first edition sheets, has no woodcut on its brownish-red buckram cover but is a far rarer book.

Description: Churchill's book, MY AFRICAN JOURNEY was first conceived as a series of articles for The Strand Magazine, a serialization that ultimately comprised nine articles, of which this was the seventh.

This is a very good copy of the original magazine, with some chipping and loss of an inch at the head and tail of the spine. Some words rare faintly inked on the front cover, else 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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