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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

The River War....

An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders.

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Published: London, New York and Bombay Longmans, Green & Co, 1899

Stock Code: 105504

£3,750
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first impression, second state with minor typographic error (second inverted comma missing after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE') corrected on p. 459 of volume II. The River War was Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2,000 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". DNB also considers The River War a "superb" history; whilst Churchill himself more graphically called it "a tale of blood and war".

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (222 x 150 mm). Contemporary purple quarter calf, spines in compartments with gilt titles direct and blind tooling, marbled paper sides, all edges red, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece in each volume, 4 illustrated plates and 11 folding maps in volume 1, 2 illustrated plates and 9 folding maps and three non-folding maps in volume 2, and numerous illustrations, maps and plans in the text.

Condition

Leaf listing illustrations in Volume 2 loose, one small tape repair to bottom margin of p. 146 in Volume I, maps reinforced at folds, light spotting throughout. A very good set.

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