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The River War.
CHURCHILL, Winston S.

The River War....

An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902

Stock Code: 95957

£1,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First one-volume edition, the second overall following the two-volume first edition of October 1899, this one of only 1,003 copies (as such a more scarce edition than the first) published on 15 October 1902. The text had been revised considerably, and a new chapter added describing the ultimate destruction of the khalifa and the end of the war, making Churchill's self-described tale of blood and war "at once accurate and complete." All subsequent editions of The River War are based on the 1902 abridged and revised text. A very smart copy in the original cloth.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to front board and spine, with facsimile gilt signature and block of one of Kitchener's Nile gunboats to front board and of the Mahdi's tomb to spine, black surface-paper endpapers.

Illustrations

Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Kitchener, 14 coloured maps and plans, 6 of them folding, a further 8 sketch-maps in the text. 40pp. publisher's advertisements at the rear.

Condition

Very slight fading to spine (but considerably less than usual), very slight rubbing to ends and corners with a very small tear to cloth at head, spotting to edges, end leaves, and somewhat to margins of some inner leaves, still an excellent copy, sound and presenting very well.

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