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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Longmans, Green and Co, 1900

Stock Code: 132370

£6,000
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Signed by Churchill on the first binder's blank, apparently after binding, and presumably at the behest of Henry Sotheran, the London booksellers who commissioned the binding from Morrell. London to Ladysmith consists of 27 letters and telegrams sent by Churchill to the Morning Post while serving as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War, written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900. The despatches include Churchill's account of the Relief of Ladysmith, and also the story of his capture and escape from the Boers. This is the second impression of the book conforming to Cohen's points, with a supplied first impression title page. Signed copies of Churchill's early titles are far scarcer than his later books.

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Description

Octavo (188 x 123 mm). Bound by Morrell for Henry Sotheran in mid-20th-century red half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.

Illustrations

Coloured folding map frontispiece, two further folding maps with tissue guards, one full-page map, and 4 plans, one of them full-page.

Condition

Slight chip at head of spine, small indentation to top edge, some light foxing to contents. A very good copy.

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