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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]


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: 206351



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 this so-called "Cheap Edition," which was printed in 1933 from the original plates for the first 1902 abridged edition. It remains important for the new Introduction that Churchill wrote for it. The dust jacket here is in brilliant condition, virtually mint, as is the book itself, inside and out. Rare thus; seemingly unopened.

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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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