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

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


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Abridged One-Volume "Cheap" Edition (First Printing)
Biblio: (Cohen A2.5) (Woods A2d)
Date: 1933
Published: Scribners Sons [New York]
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: 14316



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 an impressively fresh copy of the First American so-called "Cheap Edition" of 1933, in the rare dust jacket, which is not price-clipped. Produced 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 dust jacket has a short closed on the the lower edge of the rear face, else fine. The book is virtually mint, with a tiny initial ownership ink stamp on the front free endpaper. Rare thus.

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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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