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

[First One-Volume Abridged Edition]

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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First One-Volume Abridged Edition [1 of 1,003 copies]
Biblio: (Cohen A2.2) (Woods A2b)
Date: 1902
Published: Longmans, Green, & Co. Ltd. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (381 pages, illustrated with 22 maps, 14 in color, photo frontis, index, appendices and rear publisher's catalogue, dated 7/02.)
Binding: Hardcover [Deep red cloth]
Volumes: 1 volume

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 14395



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 the First Abridged One-Volume English edition. Due to the low print of run of 1,003 copies, this edition is actually much rarer than the two-volume First Edition. The text here was thoroughly revised and corrected by Churchill and reduced in length by approximately one-third; it also contains an excellent new Preface. The book is in better than average condition, the cloth on both faces a deep red, the gilt bright, the binding square and tight. The spine has faded modestly and is ruffled a bit. There are a handful of similarly modest, scattered spots of faint discoloration in the cloth, almost entirely limited to the rear face. The front and rear free endpapers have lost their uppermost corner tips and there is a removed bookplate shadow on the front pastedown. The prelims and fore-edges are foxed. 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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