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THE RIVER WAR: An Account of the Re-conquest of the Sudan

[First English Abridged One-Volume "Cheap" Edition in the Rare Dust Jacket]


$1,500.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Abridged One-Volume "Cheap" Edition (First Printing)
Biblio: (Cohen A2.4.a) (Woods A2d)
Date: 1933
Published: Eyre & Spottiswoode [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (381 pages, 22 maps, many folding, some two-color.)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Greyish-purple cloth]
Volumes: 1 volume

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 14314

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THE RIVER WAR

More blood and guts reportage by young Winston, the war correspondent, here in his second book delivering a brilliant history of British involvement in the Sudan and an account of the fierce campaign for its reconquest that Churchill himself participated in and, in many significant ways, disapproved of. Originally published in two large, lavish and, today, extremely rare volumes. All subsequent editions were significantly abridged.

Description: This is a very good copy in the very rare dust jacket of the First Printing of the so-called "Cheap Edition," which was printed from the original plates for the first 1902 abridged edition, and remains important bibliographically for the new Introduction that Churchill wrote for it. The dust jacket here is in very good condition, edge-chipped, with closed tears and scratches on the front face, and a rubbed area in the lower left corner of the Churchill cover photograph.
The book is virtually mint, inside and out.

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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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