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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Rare books by Winston Churchill, including first editions, signed first editions, finely bound copies, and handsome sets of his collected works. 

Voted the “Greatest Briton of all” by the British public, Winston Churchill was surely Britain’s sole world-historical figure of the last century. A complex, mercurial character, in his life he played many parts: minor scion of a most noble family, grieving son of a tragic father, soldier for Empire, gadfly correspondent, controversial MP, cabinet minister, voice in the wilderness, strategist, war leader, statesman and Nobel literature laureate.

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  1. The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    An Episode of Frontier War ... With maps, plans, etc.
    First edition, home issue, only printing, second state of Churchill's first book, this copy with the errata slip at p.1, catalogue dated 3/98. Relates his exploits with the Malakand field force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897, based on Churchill's despatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail. As Churchill was still in India when the book was published, the final editing was undertaken by his uncle Moreton Frewen, husband of Clara Jerome, Jennie's elder sister, resulting in numerous small errors which were corrected the following year in the Silver Library edition. Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1898

    Published: London, New York & Bombay

    Stock Code: 69972

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  2. The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    An Episode of Frontier War ... With maps, plans, etc.
    First edition, Colonial Library issue of Churchill's first book (the first and second printings are identical). The book relates Churchill's exploits with the Malakand field force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897, based on Churchill's despatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail. As Churchill was still in India when the book was published, the final editing was undertaken by his uncle Moreton Frewen, husband of Clara Jerome, Jennie's elder sister, resulting in numerous small errors which were corrected the following year in the Silver Library edition. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1898

    Published: London & Bombay

    Stock Code: 102189

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  3. The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    An Episode of Frontier War ... With maps, plans, etc.
    First edition, home issue, only printing, first state, of Churchill's first book, this copy without the errata slip at p. 1, catalogue dated 12/97. Relates his exploits with the Malakand Field Force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897. Based on Churchill's despatches to the Daily Telegraph and the Pioneer Mail, and, as Churchill was still in India, the final editing was undertaken by Moreton Frewen, Churchill's uncle, husband of Clara Jerome, Jennie's elder sister, resulting in numerous small errors which were corrected the following year in the Silver Library edition. Learn More
    £1,875

    Date of Publication: 1898

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 76692

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  4. The River War.

    The River War.

    An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan... Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders.
    First edition, first impression, second state (with minor typographic error corrected on p. 459 of volume II: originally the second inverted comma was missing after THE ‘LONDON GAZETTE'). Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century". Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1899

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106124

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  5. The River War.

    The River War.

    An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders.
    First edition, second impression, of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century". Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1899

    Published: London, New York and Bombay

    Stock Code: 97454

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  6. The River War.

    The River War.

    First edition, first impression of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century". Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1899

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 83841

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  7. 85338

    The River War.

    An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders.
    First edition, first impression, second state - minor typographic error (second inverted comma missing after THE ‘LONDON GAZETTE[']) corrected on p. 459 of volume II - of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). It includes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described by the Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century". Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1899

    Published: London, New York and Bombay

    Stock Code: 85338

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  8. 90104comp
    signed

    "Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages."

    Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume edition published in 1902. Learn More
    £18,500

    Date of Publication: 1899

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 90104

    Signed: Yes

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  9. Ian Hamilton's March.

    Ian Hamilton's March.

    Together with Extracts from The Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War in Pretoria.
    First Edition, First Impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 28017

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  10. Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania.

    Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania.

    First UK edition, first impression, one of 1,500 copies printed. This novel represents the author's only attempt at full-length fiction. The UK edition was delayed by magazine serialization of the story, so that the US edition in book form was actually published first. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 28335

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  11. Savrola.

    Savrola.

    A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania.
    First UK edition, first impression, one of 1,500 copies printed. Scarce in the original cloth binding. This novel represents the author's only attempt at full-length fiction. The UK edition was delayed by magazine serialization of the story, so that the US edition in book form was actually published first. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1900

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    Stock Code: 32227

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  12. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 38600

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  13. Ian Hamilton's March.

    Ian Hamilton's March.

    Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria.
    First edition, first printing, first issue. (Cohen) Publisher's records indicate that 5003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June …in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 72774

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  14. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

    First edition, first impression. "The volume essentially consists of 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 … It is, as Churchill said in his Introductory Note, ‘mainly a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. It may also be found to give a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 45201

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  15. Ian Hamilton's March.

    Ian Hamilton's March.

    Together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a prisoner of war at Pretoria.
    First edition, first printing, first issue. Publisher's records indicate that 5003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June …in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, pp. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 91287

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  16. 80589

    Ian Hamilton's March.

    Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria.
    First edition, first printing, first issue. (Cohen) Publisher's records indicate that 5003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June …in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form. Learn More
    £900

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80589

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  17. 82908

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

    First edition, first impression. "The volume essentially consists of 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 … It is, as Churchill said in his Introductory Note, ‘mainly a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. It may also be found to give a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith'"(Cohen). Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 82908

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  18. Ian Hamilton's March.

    Ian Hamilton's March.

    Together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a prisoner of war at Pretoria.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 107141

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  19. Ian Hamilton's March.

    Ian Hamilton's March.

    Together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a prisoner of war at Pretoria.
    First edition, first impression. Publisher's records indicate that 5,003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June …in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, pp. Learn More
    £850

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 94373

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  20. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

    First edition, first impression. "The volume essentially consists of 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900… It is, as Churchill said in his Introductory Note, ‘mainly a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. It may also be found to give a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith'"(Cohen). Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 94494

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