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London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.
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London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

Published: London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1900

Stock code: 111346

Price: £750

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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).

Octavo (188 x 120 mm). Finely bound by Maltby’s of Oxford in mid-20th-century red half morocco, twin blue-green morocco labels, raised bands with dotted rule gilt, compartments panelled in gilt, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with folding coloured map, 3 further maps and 4 plans. Light spotting to fore and bottom edges of text block. A handsomely bound copy in excellent condition.

Bibliography: Cohen A4.1.a; Woods A4.

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