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Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Published by London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899 (1899)

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899, 1899. Octavo. Loose sheets in recent blue full morocco, plush-lined box, title gilt to the spine. Half-title somewhat soiled and browned, last leaf with some marginal splits, no loss of text, and soiling verso, but otherwise just light toning and some marginal finger-soiling and chipping throughout, overall very good. Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume edition published in 1902. Churchill's tendency to rewrite, revise, amend, and generally to tinker with his work right down to the wire, and often beyond - "an indefatigable reviser" (Woods) - was the source of great frustration, and expense, to his publishers throughout his career. "Revise would follow revise, eventually to become a 'Final Revise'; this title, however, rarely fulfilled its promise. More often than not 'Overtake Corrections' then began to arrive, sometimes even after the presses had started running" (Woods, Artillery of Words, p.156). Here Churchill has marked up an unsewn set of the sheets to the first volume, and it seems unlikely that this was in preparation for the single-volume edition as a number of his emendations actually represent expansions of the text. Of particular interest are those made in chapter III, "The Fate of the Envoy", pp. 100–04 , which include a note of the source for his dramatic description of the death of Gordon; "I received this account in Feb. from a man I sent up to Khartoum from the steamer I was on about Feb. 10th, & have it now at home". A highly desirable document of the writing of Churchill's "superb" history (DNB) of the war in the Sudan and of his involvement in it. Cohen A2.1.b: Woods A2(a). Bookseller Inventory # 90104

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Published by London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899 (1899)

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Item Description: London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899, 1899. 2 volumes, octavo (224 × 150 mm). Slightly later red half morocco by Morrell for Sotheran's, red linen boards, dark green morocco labels, dotted roll to raised bands, double-fillet gilt panels to the compartments, matching roll to spine and corner edges, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed at the extremities, light toning to the text, but overall very good set, well presented. Portrait frontispiece in each volume. 4 illustrated plates and 11 folding maps in volume I, 2 illustrated plates and 9 folding maps and three non-folding maps in volume II, and numerous illustrations, maps and plans in the text. First edition, first impression, second state - minor typographic error (second inverted comma missing after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE[']) corrected on p. 459 of volume II - of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). This set signed by Churchill on the half-title of volume I, and initialled by him on the binder's blank in volume II, and uncommon thus. 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 Sir E.T. "Bill" Williams in the old Dictionary of National Biography as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century", a set-piece in a book that Williams considers a "superb" history; Churchill himself described his work more graphically as a "a tale of blood and war". Rarely encountered signed. Cohen A2.1.b: Woods A2(a). Bookseller Inventory # 93815

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THE RIVER WAR [TWO VOLUME SET] An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

Churchill, Winston

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Item Description: Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Slight spotting to volume two. Occasional foxing. Previous owner's name on first blank page in both volumes ; An excellent edition of a set seldom found in this condition. Numerous maps, plans, and illustrations; 8vo; xxiv,462 xiv,499 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 11841

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The River War (signed copy)

Churchill, Winston S.

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1949 (1949)

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1949, 1949. Fourth printing of this one volume abridged edition first printed in 1933 but using the setting from the 1902 edition. Bound in mustard yellow cloth with gilt titles on spine only. There are 22 maps, many folding and some in two colours. 381 pages, index, appendices. Book is clean, binding firm, gilt dull but readable. Page edges even, top edges have a few scattered spots. Contents clean, maps neatly folded. Signed by Churchill on the half title in the shaky hand typical of late 1950's signature, appropriate for this late printing. Bookseller Inventory # 30975

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The River War. an Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Published by London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1933 (1933)

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Item Description: London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1933, 1933. Octavo. Original mauve cloth, titles to spine in black. Housed in a quarter black morocco drop down box. Hinges cracked, contents a little browned, cloth rubbed at the edges. Very good. With maps and plans. New (cheap) issue from second-edition [1902] plates, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill Oct. 21 1934". This issue includes a new introduction in which Churchill explains that "a generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan, and what out work there has been", and expressing "the hope that the story which these pages contain may be some help and encouragement to those young men and women who have still confidence in the destiny of Britain in the Orient". Cohen A2.4.a; Woods A2(d). Bookseller Inventory # 35508

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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Item Description: London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899, 1899. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration gilt to spines and upper boards, black-coated endpapers. Both volumes separately housed in a navy full morocco bookform folding case. Extremities rubbed with tiny splits to the joints of volume 1, tape reinforcement to the hinges between half-title and frontispiece in both volumes, cracked in volume 1,spotting throughout; good condition. 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. First edition, first impression, second state - minor typographic error (second inverted comma missing after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE[']) corrected on p. 459 of volume II - of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 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". This particular copy has a good military provenance: both volumes bear the contemporary armorial bookplate of wealthy Huguenot-descended businessman Henry Pigé-Leschallas (d. 1903), father of Captain Gilbert Pigé-Leschallas, of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who was killed in action at Gallipoli (for the blunders of which Churchill himself was largely blamed). They also have the armorial bookplates of Henry Frederick, 6th Marquess of Bath, one of the "Bright Young People" of the 1920s who went on to gain the rank of Major in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, and be awarded the Bronze and Silver Star for action in the Second World War. Cohen A2.1.b: Woods A2(a). Bookseller Inventory # 85338

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The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)

Churchill, Winston S.

Published by Longman?s Green & Co., London , 1899 (1899)

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Item Description: Longman?s Green & Co., London , 1899, 1899. First edition 1st impression, published 1899 in 2 volumes. The best edition with coloured maps and illustrations not present in the abridged text versions issued later. One of 2000 sets produced. An incredibly lavish production from a relatively unknown author. The pair sold new for 36 shillings, compared to normal books like Malakand at 7s 6d new and 3s 6 d for the Silver Library edition. Bound in dark blue green (almost black) cloth, blocked with gilt decorations of the Mahdi's tomb and a gunboat. xxiii+462, xiv+ 499 pages, total of 57 illustrations, many especially drawn by Angus McNeill of the Seaforth Highlanders, 34 maps and plans many coloured and folding. Clean set in original cloth. Both volumes signed by the editor, Col. Rhodes on the front endpapers, but since this is a black surface, they are very difficult to see. Contents unusually clean and free of spots, no publishers catalogue, so perhaps originally sold in US. Vol. I has a small splash mark on front cover, gilt on spine clear but not shiny, front free endpaper almost detached, rear on is detached but present. Vol. II has a vertical wrinkle in spine, both hinges fully split. (A2a). Bookseller Inventory # 50021

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THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan.

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER.; .

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Item Description: Longmans, Green & Co. London.,1899, 1899. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.2 inches). Portrait frontis' of Viscount Cromer in volume one, and Lord Kitchener in volume two. Illustrated throughout with 56 mono plates, mostly by Angus McNeil of the Seaforth highlanders, and 34 maps, 20 of these fold out. With the corrected text -- inverted comma present on page 459 of volume 2. 32pp publishers catalogue at end of volume one dated 10/99. A very bright clean copy with many gatherings still unopened. In the publishers dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustrations to front boards and spines. Black coated endpapers. Inner hinges are cracked but both volumes still firm and tight. The cloth at the top and bottom quarter inch of both spines has been neatly strengthened with dark blue cloth to match. Overall a very good copy of this important work. Churchill's second book. Only 2003 copies were published on 6th November 1899.:. Bookseller Inventory # 7349

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The River War. An Historical Account of The Reconquest of the Soudan

Churchill, Winston L. Spencer

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1899. Volume Two ONLY, of Two. FIRST EDITION, SECOND IMPRESSION, with the typo corrected on page 459. Publisher's original navy blue cloth. INSCRIBED by Churchill on the half-title: "Yours vy truly, Winston S. Churchill." A preliminary blank is missing, and the book shows residual water damage. The pages are lightly (but entirely) dampstained and somewhat wrinkled throughout. All the maps and illustrations are present. From the estate of Churchill's American cousin, Eva Purdy Thomson [d.1917], with her "Nepahwin" blindstamp on the first page of text, and on a half-dozen or so interior text pages. Nepahwin was the informal name of her estate near New Windsor-on-the-Hudson. In the year of her death, the property was converted to a retreat for religious workers. Churchill's second book. The first two impressions totaled only 2500 copies. A title not commonly found inscribed. Together With: A 1p. ALS from Churchill to Eva on 105, Mount Street stationery, dated Jan. 31, 1901, in which Churchill thanks Eva for attending his lectures and agrees to "inscribe the books." (i.e. This volume and, presumably, the other now-missing volume of the set). The letter was written in New York, near the end of Churchill's American lecture tour. The letter is on a single folded sheet, with the verso of the last leaf mounted on a piece of light cardboard. This item was part of a larger collection of Churchill material that descended from Eva Purdy Thomson. Details are available upon request. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000210

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The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)

Churchill, Winston S.

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Item Description: Longman?s Green & Co., London , 1900, 1900. First edition 2nd impression 1900 in 2 volumes. The 2nd impression identical to the first in appearance and setting. The best edition with coloured maps and illustrations not present in the abridged text versions issued later. Only 500 copies of this impression. An incredibly lavish production from a relatively unknown author. The pair sold new for 36 shillings, compared to normal books like Malakand at 7s 6d new and 3s 6 d for the Silver Library edition. Bound in dark blue green (almost black) cloth, blocked with gilt decorations of the Mahdi's tomb and a gunboat. Clean bright set with superb shelf appearance. Books have armorial bookplates on the front pastedown and gift inscriptions on the half title pages, scattered foxing throughout, less than most copies I see. Vol. I has a very faint splash mark on lower right corner of front cover, Vol. II has light rubbing on front cover, and a small gouge in the front joint, about 2 inches from the top. (A2a.2). Bookseller Inventory # 50020

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The River War an Historical Account of The Reconquest of Soudan.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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Item Description: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1902, 1902. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, signature to front board gilt, plain coated endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. Light foxing to prelims otherwise a fine copy. With frontispiece and 22 maps and plans. New and Revised Edition. Woods A2(b). Bookseller Inventory # 33021

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The River War, 2 Volumes

Churchill, Winston

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, London, 1899. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Profuse Maps and Illustrations (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SCARCE IN ORIGINAL GILT-PICTORIAL CLOTH, dark blue cloth with Kitchener's Nile River gunboat on the front covers in gilt, and Mahdi's tomb in gilt on the spines. Protected in clear, mylar dustjackets and a new slipcase in dark blue/beige/ and maroon marbled paper. Inside, the pages are mostly clean, with occasional light foxing as is common in this set. volume. All maps and illustrations are present. Volume one is a first edition, lacking the half title. Pages xxii, 462. Volume two is a second printing (1900) in a matching binding, pages xiv, 499 with index. Rear internal hinges of both volumes have been professionally repaired. There are some rubs and slight discolorations to the cloth. Young Churchill was an eyewitness at the battle of Omdurman, and learned with this successful publication that he could finance his political career with his writings. This was his second book and is a good read as well as difficult to find. Bookseller Inventory # 009591

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The River War. an Historical Account of The Reconquest of Soudan.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1933 (1933)

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1933, 1933. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, Churchill's signature to front board gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. A fine copy. With 22 maps and plans. First Cheap Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 33022

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The River War

Winston S. Churchill

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: As new. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. This is an improbably pristine jacketed copy of the second printing of the 1933 edition. Though we are generally wary of words like "mint" and "as new", we can say with confidence that this must surely be the best surviving example. Churchill's second book, originally published in 1899, recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British army. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In 1933, a so-called "Second Cheap Edition" was made from plates of the 1902 edition with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." There were ultimately five printings of this edition with at least seven different dust jackets issued (at least two for the 1933 second printing and two for the final, 1951 printing). The style of the illustrated first printing dust jacket was unique to the first printings (January 1933) and an unknown number of second printings (March 1933). This beautiful, jacketed copy of the second printing is not only extraordinary for its condition, but also of bibliographic interest. In his excellent Bibliography, Ronald Cohen notes that "although only 985 copies were ever sold" of this second printing, these copies "were bound only gradually, on 14 separate occasions between 31 March and 29 February 1940." Cohen notes that "this extended sale and large number of binding occasions would account for differences of cloth or dust jackets on second printing copies." (Cohen, Volume I, p.54) Here is what surely must be an early issue example of the second printing, since it bears the first printing-style dust jacket. Of the second impression, Richard Langworth (Connoisseur's Guide, p.34-35) does note "This impression has been found in a jacket identical to the first impression, adding 'net' to the spine price." This copy's dust jacket does have the word 'net' on the spine below the price and the book itself references the additional 1933 printing on the copyright page. Additionally, the binding cloth is a distinctly lighter and brighter shade of light purple than that of the first printing. As stated, this is an improbably superlative copy, nearly as new in a truly fine dust jacket. The illustrated dust jacket is simply stunning - beautifully crisp, bright, and complete, with only fractional wear to a few extremities and a nearly invisible short closed tear at the upper rear hinge. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume beneath is immaculate and clearly unread. The cloth of the 1933 printings proved highly susceptible to wear, soiling, and toning. This copy features a flawless binding with no visible signs of wear or handling. The contents are likewise pristine - crisp, bright, and tight with no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The owner of this copy will know they have the best possible copy attainable without a time machine. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.b, Woods/ICS A2(da.2), Langworth p.33. Bookseller Inventory # 002243

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THE RIVER WAR. An account of the reconquest of the Soudan.

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.; .

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. London.,1933 (1933)

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode. London.,1933, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. FIRST CHEAP EDITION.(Actually the second cheap edition. An edition was published in 1915. This edition does have a new introduction by Churchill and is made from the plates of the 1902 edition. See Woods A2(d). First printing of this edition). A very good clean copy in the VERY RARE DUSTWRAPPER. Wrapper has portrait of Churchill sitting at his desk on the front panel. Spine and both front and raer panels lettered in blue and black. Price of 7/6d on spine. A very good+ copy of the book with some minor foxing to outer margin of first five pages, otherwise very clean. Purple cloth with lettering in black to spine. Lovely book in very good+ dustwrapper with only minor rubbing to edges and a few very small chips (about 1mm).Small punture mark to spine, without loss. Wrapper a little marked through handling but overall a much better than very good copy of this scarce book. Only the second copy that I have seen in dustwrapper.: Bookseller Inventory # 3300

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The River War

Winston S. Churchill

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. This is a superlative jacketed copy of the rarest reprint of The River War. Churchill's second book, originally published in 1899, recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British army. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In 1933, a so-called "Second Cheap Edition" was made from plates of the 1902 edition with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." There were ultimately five printings of this edition. All are now highly sought in the original dust jackets, but most scarce is the dust jacket for this 1940 printing - the only wartime printing. The dust jacket is unique to this printing. Survival rate for these jackets is quite low, likely owing to the thin, white paper on which they were printed. The condition of this jacket is the very best we have ever seen, with a fine book beneath. The pale purple binding is bright and clean with square corners and just a little discoloration at the base of the spine corresponding to a small chip in the dust jacket. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting. There is a single inked owner inscription in beautiful script dated "July 18, 1942" on the front pastedown. The dust jacket is a treat - unclipped, bright, and with only trivial wear. Losses are confined to trivial corner wear with the exception of a .25 inch chip at the lower rear hinge. Two 1 inch closed tears are located at the upper rear hinge and at the rear flap fold. Very light soiling to the white panels. Overall a truly superior jacketed example of this scarce and fragile edition. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.c, Woods/ICS A2(da.3), Langworth p.33. Bookseller Inventory # 000698

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The River War, An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

Winston S. Churchill

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good plus. First edition, first printing. This is a finely bound first edition, first printing of Churchill's second book. This first edition is notable for a number of reasons. Aesthetically it is lavish, each of the two large volumes printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce; the publisher issued just 2,000 copies of this first printing. Bibliographically it is notable that this first edition is the *only* unabridged edition printed to this day. In 1902 Churchill (now a new member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of the criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. All of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on the 1902 abridged and revised text. Last but not least, the text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. In 1883, Mahdist forces of messianic leader Mohammed Ahmed overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks and Britain ordered withdrawal from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan in 1898. With him was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. Writing about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill - a young officer in a colonial British army - is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. This first printing set features very good first edition contents finely bound in quarter red pebble grain morocco over heavy blue pebble grain buckram boards, with marbled endpapers, gilt top edge, head and foot bands, gilt spine title print and rules, and gilt rule transitions. The binding is in very good plus condition. The leather remains supple with no splits or cracking. The bindings are tight with only minor wear to extremities and modest cosmetic flaws, primarily some staining to the spines. The contents are very good for the edition. All of the profuse maps and plans are present and in excellent condition, including the photo plates and attendant tissue guards. Volume I is of course rebound without the publisher's rear catalogue. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is modest for the edition, mostly found on the fore and bottom edges and first few leaves, only intermittent and relatively light otherwise throughout. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29. Bookseller Inventory # 002949

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The River War an historical account of the reconquest of the Sudan

Churchill, Winston Spencer

Published by Longmans Green & Co, London (1899)

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Item Description: Longmans Green & Co, London, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Pp xxii, 462; x, 499. Illustrations, maps and plans - all as called for. Recently rebound in half morocco; new endpapers. Some marginal water staining. Some fingering and light soiling in the text. Bookseller Inventory # 07310

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The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)

Churchill, Winston S.

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1940, 1940. This is the 3rd printing of this edition, and easily the scarcest of the 5 printings of this popular edition. The scarcity of this printing results in a premium and thus its appeal is primarily to completists. Those just wanting a readable early edition should look to the 1933, 1949, or 1951 printings. Similar in appearance to the 1933, the cloth is thinner and of different texture. A nice copy in the very scarce dustwrapper. Book is clean and tight with scattered spots on foredges. Dustwrapper is the correct pictorial blue and black on white style, unclipped, but has lost lower 2 inches of spine and extending into rear cover. (ICS A2da.3). Bookseller Inventory # 23586

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The River War. An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Published by London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902 (1902)

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902, 1902. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to upper board and spine, together with facsimile gilt signature and block of one of Kitchener's Nile gunboats to the upper board, and of the Mahdi's tomb to the spine, black surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed and spotted, spine slightly sunned and creased, front pastedown slightly skinned from the removal of a bookplate, front hinge a little loose, contemporary ownership inscription in pencil to the front free endpaper, and inked to the title page, light marginal browning, very good. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Kitchener, 14 coloured maps and plans, 6 of them folding, a further 8 sketch-maps in the text. Second edition, revised, first one-volume edition. 1,000 copies 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." Cohen A2.2; Woods A2(b). Bookseller Inventory # 85268

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The River War

CHURCHILL, WINSTON SPENCER

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Item Description: Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1902. Cloth. Book Condition: VG. No Jacket. 2nd Edition Revised. Red cloth with gilt lettering and gilt mosque and gilt riverboat to spine and front panel. The is the second edition and the first one volume edition which has been abridged and revised. The maps have been kept but the photographs have been eliminated. Considerable sections of the text have been revised. Somewhat rare as the print run was only 1000 copies. Cloth on the spine has been restored and the endpapers renewed o/w a very good copy. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 16823

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The River War - An Account of the Re-conquest of the Soudan.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London. (1933)

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London., 1933. First [sic] cheap edition. Octavo. pp xvi, 381. Maps and plans. With a new Introduction by the author. Mauve cloth lettered in black. This is, in fact, the second cheap edition printed by photolithography from the sheets of the 1902 edition. A couple of the maps a little rubbed at top edges. Upper corners of several pages a little creased. Very good in very good photographic dustwrapper rubbed at edges and frayed at head of spine. Scarce in such presentable condition. Bookseller Inventory # CHURCHIL013509

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The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)

Churchill, Winston S.

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1940 (1940)

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1940, 1940. This is the 3rd printing of this edition, and easily the scarcest of the 5 printings of this popular edition. The scarcity of this printing results in a premium and thus its appeal is primarily to completists. Those just wanting a readable early edition should look to the 1933, 1949, or 1951 printings. Similar in appearance to the 1933, the cloth is thinner and of different texture. here is a fine crisp copy in the truly scarce dustwrapper. Book is tight, foredges even and unspotted, top edges soiled and spotted, contents clean, owner name on free endpaper. The dustwrapper is correct, unclipped, some wear at spine end with a small piece gone at head of spine, max depth 4 mm. (ICS A2da.3). Bookseller Inventory # 14114

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The River War. An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

CHURCHILL (Winston S.)

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London (1951)

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1951. With 22 maps and plans. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson morocco, the covers with a gilt fillet border enclosing a gilt block of Churchill's signature on the upper cover, the spine lettered in gilt with rampant lion centre tools, one line panels and tooled bands, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. Bookseller Inventory # 3580

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The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

Winston Churchill

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1933)

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. A Near Fine Copy in Very Good Dust Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 421214

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The River War

Churchill, Winston S.

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Item Description: Longmans, Green and Company, London, 1902. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good+. Revised Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 381pp/maps. An historical account of the reconquest of the Soudan. Second edition, revised, first one volume edition. The text had been revised considerably. Original red cloth, gilt titles and pictorial gilt riverboat decoration to both spine and front board. With frontispiece, maps and plans. (All 14 color maps present - most are fold-out maps). Spotting and shelf wear to cover and spine, . Only library markings are a Navy library sticker (U.S.S. Leviathan) inside front cover and an embossed Navy seal on the title page. Otherwise a tight, clean book. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 002846

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The River War

Winston S. Churchill

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London (1933)

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Item Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. This is the first printing of the bibliographically significant 1933 edition of Churchill's second book in the scarce original dust jacket. Originally published in 1899, The River War recounts Churchill's experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British army. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In 1933, a so-called "Second Cheap Edition" was made from plates of the 1902 edition with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." There were ultimately five printings of this edition. Here is the first printing of 1933, a near-fine plus copy in a good example of the scarce dust jacket, which is unique to the 1933 first printing. The light purple cloth binding of this edition proved highly susceptible to wear and soiling. Here the binding is square, clean, and tight, retaining uniform color, sharp corners, nicely rounded spine, and showing none of the usual scuffing. Slight wrinkling at the spine ends and perhaps a hint of darkening at the spine head corresponding with the dust jacket loss are the only trivial exterior flaws noted. The contents are crisp and bright, the book feeling unread. Differential transfer browning to the blank endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms that this book has spent its life jacketed. We note no internal spotting or previous ownership marks. Very light spotting is confined to the fore and top edges and the top edge also shows dust soiling. The dust jacket is a respectable and mostly complete example. The only significant dust jacket loss is a 1.5 inch wide by maximum .375 inch strip at the spine head. The jacket spine is toned and scuffed, but both the blue and black spine print remain distinct. The jacket faces show modest wear and a few short closed tears at the edges, as well as light overall soiling, heaviest at the flap folds. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.a, Woods/ICS A2(da.1), Langworth p.33. Bookseller Inventory # 002071

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The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)

Churchill, Winston S.

Published by Longmans Green & Co., London, 1902 (1902)

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Item Description: Longmans Green & Co., London, 1902, 1902. Second edition, abridged into a single volume. As Churchill was now aspiring to politics, much of the criticism of Kitchener in the original has now been deleted. This edition has 22 maps, of which 14 are coloured in 3 colours. Bound in medium red cloth, blocked gilt with same images of a gunboat and the Mahdi?s Tomb as the first edition, resulting in a highly attractive book. 381 pages, index, appendices. Scarcer than first edition, only 1000 copies issued. Book has clean covers, bright gilt, spine slightly sunned, but still a good red. There is a small black mark on the spine, a faint white mark on the front cover, some black marks and a faint circular stain on the rear cover. Page edges are off white with some spotting. Maps neatly folded, contents generally clean, but some foxing in first few pages. (A2b). Bookseller Inventory # 50013

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THE RIVER WAR.VOLUME 2.

CHURCHILL.WINSTON S.

Published by LONDON: LONGMANS GREEN AND CO. 1899 (1899)

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Item Description: LONDON: LONGMANS GREEN AND CO. 1899, 1899. FIRST EDITION.HALF BLUE LEATHER.FIVE RAISED BARS, GILT LETTERING ON RED PASTE DOWN LEATHER LABELS AND GILT SCROLL WORK.CONTENTS CLEAN AND BRIGHT.MARBLED ENDPAPERS.16 MAPS AND PLANS.EXTENSIVELY ILLUSTRATED.A NF COPY BUT VOLUME 2 ONLY. Bookseller Inventory # 10368

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The River War

Winston S. Churchill

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1933)

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. 1st Edition. Here is the U.S. first edition of Churchill's second book in the striking original dust jacket. The River War recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. The River War offers the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Here is the elusive first U.S. edition. In 1933 a new edition was issued in both England and the U.S. with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." Here is a collector-worthy copy, near-fine in a very good dust jacket. This is one of just 1,040 U.S. first edition copies issued. Per Richard Langworth (p.35), binding was probably done in England, using English sheets and a Scribner's title page cancel, since copies are bound in the identical lilac cloth as the Eyre & Spottiswoode edition of the same year. However, the dust jacket is unique to this U.S. first edition, printed in red and black bearing R. C. Woodville's dramatic illustration of the Charge of the 21st Lancers. The light purple cloth, which scuffs and soils so easily, is tight, clean, and square, with sharp corners. Light wear is confined to the bottom edge and corners and there is a slight vertical crease to the otherwise nicely rounded spine. The contents are crisp, clean, and bright. We find no spotting. The sole previous ownership mark is a name inked to the ffep. The page edges are clean and bright, including the untrimmed fore edge. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original $2.75 front flap price. The dust jacket is highly complete, with negligible chipping at the head of the spine and a little wear at hinges and corners. The vertical red rule on the spine - typically quite faded - remains respectably bright. We note minor creasing at the lower panel corners and some light soiling. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.5, Woods/ICS A2(db), Langworth p.35. Bookseller Inventory # 002006

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