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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Ian Hamilton's March....

Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland, a Prisoner of War at Pretoria.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Longmans, Green, and Co, 1900

Stock Code: 132369

£600
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first impression, first issue without textual corrections. Ian Hamilton's March is a sequel to London to Ladysmith, and completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War. It describes the liberation of the Boer prison camp where Churchill had been held captive, and the march of Ian Hamilton's mounted division from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg. In 1915 Hamilton was one of Churchill's generals at Gallipoli, and the pair were still in touch by the Second World War. "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. 103-4).
The copy of General Sir Reginald John Thoroton Hildyard (1876-1965), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Hildyard served in the Second Boer War and the First World War, later holding the office of Governor of Bermuda from 1936 to 1939. He retired from public life shortly before the Second World War.

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Description

Octavo (189 x 124 mm). Mid-20th-century blue half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, blue cloth sides, top edge gilt.

Illustrations

Frontispiece from the portrait by John Singer Sargent, 9 wood-engraved maps and plans in text, 1 folding map in partial colour to rear.

Condition

Old bookseller's description loosely inserted. Spine a little sunned, light marking to cloth, last few leaves of text and map with repaired tears. A good copy.

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