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THE RIVER WAR: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

[Abridged One-Volume "Cheap" Edition (Fourth Printing) in Dust Jacket]


$295.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: English Abridged One-Volume "Cheap" Edition (Fourth Printing)
Biblio: (Cohen A2.4.d) (Woods A2d)
Date: 1949
Published: Eyre & Spottiswoode [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (381 pages, 22 maps, many folding, some two-color.)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Tan cloth]
Volumes: 1 volume

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 14317

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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 of a 1949 reprint of the one-volume, abridged, so-called "Cheap Edition" of 1933. Printed from the original plates for the first 1902 abridged edition, this edition remains important bibliographically for the new Introduction that Churchill wrote for it. The unclipped dust jacket here has darkened somewhat with age, else fine. The contents are fine as well. A handsome copy.

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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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