384 Results (Displaying results 1 - 30)
Edit Your Search
1.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.
(London, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 32,219.70
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 23.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

2.
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11,000.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

3.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.
(London, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10,449.63
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 23.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book Description: London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899, 1899. 2 volumes, octavo (221 × 144 mm). Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, title gilt to spines, raised bands with dotted roll, single fillet panels to the compartments with rampant lion centre tools in the first, fourth, fifth and sixth, single fillet panel to the boards, autograph centre tool to the upper, single fillet edge-roll, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue and white silk headbands. Housed in matching blue cloth, leather-entry slip-case. Later Ownership inscription to half-titles, some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and two other similar portrait to each volume, numerous illustrations to the text, full-page and folding maps. First edition, first printing, second state - with the minor typo at p.459 in volume II corrected - of Churchill's second book. preceded 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 in DNB as "that last cavalry charge of the dying century," where Churchill's account of the war is estimated as a "superb" history; Churchill himself considered it "a tale of blood and war". Bookplate of Madeleine Brodrick, second wife of St. John Fremantle Brodrick of Mr. Brodrick's Army fame, remounted on the endpapers of volume I. A very handsome copy. Cohen A2.1.b: Woods A2(a). Bookseller Inventory # 40296

4.

The River War (signed copy)

Churchill, Winston S.
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6,391.76
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

5.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.
(London, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6,531.02
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 23.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

6.
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6,531.02
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 23.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

7.

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

Churchill, Winston S.
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4,804.46
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

8.

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

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER.; .
(London, ., United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4,354.01
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

9.

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

Churchill, Winston L. Spencer
Bookseller: Clarel Rare Books
(Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4,250.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

10.

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

Churchill, Winston S.
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 3,428.80
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

11.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.
(London, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 3,483.21
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 23.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

12.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.
(London, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 3,265.51
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 23.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book Description: London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899, 1899. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration gilt to spines and upper boards, 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. Somewhat rubbed and spotted, some foxing as often, but the text-block fairly tight, externally unprepossessing, but remains a very good set. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and two other similar portrait to each volume, numerous illustrations to the text, full-page and folding maps. First edition, first printing, second state - with the minor typo at p.459 in volume II corrected - of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898), "2000 copies published on 6 November 1899" (Woods). Itincludes, of course, his account of the charge of the 21st Lancers, to whom he was attached, at Omdurman on 2 September 1898, described in DNB 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". Cohen A2.1.b: Woods A2(a). Bookseller Inventory # 62666

13.

The River Wars (2 vols)

Winston Spencer Churchill
(Croydon, ., United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 3,072.19
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 25.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book Description: Longmans, Green and Co, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Published by Longmans, Green and Co. in 1899. This First Edition comes in 2 Volumes, with 19 folding maps, 10 in volume 1 and 9 in volume 2. This historical study is in Fine condition, with the only flaws being some minor bumpin to the corners and spine ends of both volumes, some slight rubbing to the boards and a slight loosening to the spine of the second volume. There is a small amount of ageing and spotting to the uncut pages, particularly at the front of each volume, with later pages being clean and clear but in all this is a lovely copy with its original dark blue boards and gold gilt lettering to each volume. An important addition to any literary collection. Bookseller Inventory # 110

14.

The River War, 2 Volumes

Churchill, Winston
(Craftsbury Common, VT, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2,600.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009591

15.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.
(London, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2,612.41
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 23.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

16.

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

Winston S. Churchill
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2,400.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good plus. First edition, first printing. This is the first edition, first printing, first state of Churchill's second published work. Published in two massive volumes in 1899, the first edition of this book is compelling in every respect. First, of course, is the inherent merit of the work itself. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. In this book 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. In addition to being a compelling piece of writing, the first edition of The River War is also beautiful, rare, and bibliographically important. Aesthetically it is lavish and striking; the large, weighty volumes are beautifully decorated with gilt representations of the Mahdi's tomb on the spines and a gunboat on the front covers. Each of the two large volumes is printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. From a collector's standpoint it is scarce. There were only 2,000 copies of this beautiful edition, first printing. Moreover, this is one of the few Churchill books for which there was no concurrent U.S. first edition. Bibliographically it is notable that the first edition is the only unabridged edition to this day. Here is a first edition, first printing, first state set. First state is confirmed by the typographical error on p.459 of Volume II, omitting the single quotation mark following 'LONDON GAZETTE. (See: Cohen, Vol. I, A2.1.a&b, pages 32-42.) Condition is very good overall, the noteworthy feature of this set being unusually clean and complete contents. The contents remain exceptionally bright for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks and a mere hint of spotting is barely discernible, appearing entirely confined to the otherwise clean fore edges. All of the extensive illustrations, maps, and plans are intact, including the frontispieces and tissue guards. This is not a "married" set; both the contents and bindings of both volumes are an exact match in condition. What leads us to grade this set as only "good plus" is the fact that both volumes have been fitted with new endpapers (white, replacing the original black) and the original bindings, though now tight, do show scuffing and wear with some dulling of the spines. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.a, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29. Bookseller Inventory # 002815

17.

The River War

Winston S. Churchill
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2,250.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

18.

The River War

Winston S. Churchill
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2,150.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. 1st Edition. Here is a finely bound first edition, first printing of Churchill's second book. This first edition is notable for a number of reasons. First, aesthetically it is lavish, each of the two large volumes printed on heavy paper with a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. Second, from a collector's standpoint it is scarce; the publisher released only 2,646 copies of this beautiful edition, and this number includes both second and third printings. Third, 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 this 1902 abridged and revised text. Last but not least, the text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill is unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British Army. These books offer us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in a distinctly 19th century world. Here is a chief architect of the Second World War involved in what has been called by some the last "genuine" cavalry charge of the British army. This work and in particular this edition is as important and desirable as any in the Churchill canon. This first printing set features unusually clean contents finely bound by Bayntun in dark green half morocco over khaki cloth boards with marbled endpapers and gilt top edges. The bindings feature gilt decorated raised spine bands, gilt ruled spine compartments and gilt rule transitions. The bindings remain square and tight with sharp corners and are about very good overall, with some scuffing to the cloth boards, trivial wear at extremities, and discrete 1.5 inch splits at the lower rear Volume I hinge and upper front Volume II hinge. The contents are notably bright, clean, and crisp for this edition. We note only a few, trivial instances of spotting within and on the fore edges. All illustrations, maps, and plans are present and pristine, as are the frontispiece tissue guards. During careful collation we noted the oval ink stamp of "Royal Scottish Geographical Society" discretely applied to the verso of a few of the Volume I folding maps and the verso of a single Volume II folding map. We find no other previous ownership marks. Bibliographic reference; Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29. Bookseller Inventory # 002338

19.

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

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.; .
(London, ., United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2,089.93
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.31
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

20.

The River War

Winston S. Churchill
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,975.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

21.

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

Churchill, Winston Spencer
(Inverness, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,828.69
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 12.78
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

22.

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

Churchill, Winston S.
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,629.86
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

23.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.
(London, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,654.53
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 23.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

24.

The River War

CHURCHILL, WINSTON SPENCER
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,500.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 15.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

25.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.
(London, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,480.36
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

26.

The River War

Winston S. Churchill
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,395.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. This is a collector-worthy example of the first one-volume edition of Churchill's second book. It was originally published as a two-volume edition in 1899. In 1902 Churchill (by then a new member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of the criticism of Kitchener for political reasons. There is also a new Preface. *All* of the many subsequent editions of The River War are based on this 1902 abridged and revised text. Mohammed Ahmed was a messianic Islamic leader in central and northern Sudan in the final decades of the 19th century. Claiming that Allah had selected him as the true Mahdi, he found fertile political ground in the resentment of the inhabitants toward the corruption and oppression by Egyptian rulers who had long dominated the region. Economic and political problems in Egypt further strengthened the Mahdi's hand, enabling his forces and followers to occupy most of the Sudan. In 1883 the Mahdists overwhelmed the Egyptian army of British commander William Hicks, and Great Britain ordered the withdrawal of all Egyptian troops and officials from the Sudan. In 1885, General Gordon famously lost his life in a doomed defense of the capitol, Khartoum, where he had been sent to lead evacuation of Egyptian forces. Though the Mahdi died in 1895, his theocracy continued until 1898, when General Kitchener reoccupied the Sudan. With Kitchener was a very young Winston Churchill, who would participate in the battle of Omdurman in September 1898, where the Mahdist forces were decisively defeated. In this book about the British campaign in the Sudan, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. This book offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in a distinctly 19th century world. 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. Because it was significantly revised and because all subsequent editions to date are based on this text, this 1902 first abridged and revised edition is as important and desirable as any in the Churchill canon. This first one-volume edition had only a single printing of just 1,003 copies, and so is considerably more scarce than the first edition. This edition has the same distinctive gilt decoration of the Mahdi's Tomb and gunboat as the first edition, but is bound in red cloth. Offered here is a very good plus copy. The signature feature of this copy is the deep red original cloth binding. There is almost none of the spine sunning endemic to this edition. Moreover, the binding remains notably square and tight with sharp corners, bright gilt, and minimal overall wear. The only exterior flaws to report are a slight hint of soiling to the lower spine and some wrinkling and light wear at the extreme spine ends with a tiny, 1/8 inch tear at the spine head. The contents are very good overall. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all of the extensive maps and the original frontispiece and tissue guard. We find no previous ownership marks. The usual spotting is the only flaw to the contents - heaviest to the prelims and page edges and intermittently occasionally encroaching into the blank text margins within. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.2, Woods/ICS A2(b), Langworth p.30. Bookseller Inventory # 002264

27.

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

Churchill, Winston S.
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,365.31
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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

28.

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

CHURCHILL (Winston S.)
(Bath, SO, United Kingdom)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,384.58
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 25.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book Description: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1933. With 22 maps and plans. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson morocco, a gilt block of Churchill's signature on the upper cover, the spine lettered in gilt with rampant lion centre tools, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. Bookseller Inventory # 3641

29.

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

Churchill, Winston Spencer
(Hamden, CT, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,250.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book Description: Longmans, Green,, London, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st ed. Churchill's scarce second book. frontises (portraits), photos, illustrations, maps (many folding), xxii, 462, x, 499p. Original dark cloth. Gilt image of gunboat on front covers and of the Mahdi's Tomb on the backstrips. 23cm. Covers sound but rather worn. Endpapers replaced. Some general wear and quite a bit of foxing to contents. Bookseller Inventory # 72253

30.

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

Winston Churchill
Bookseller: The First Edition
(Delaware, OH, U.S.A.)
Quantity Available: 1
Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 1,207.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Book 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 # 354938

Condition

Binding

Collectible Attributes

Free Shipping

Bookseller Location

Bookseller Rating

384 Results (Displaying results 1 - 30)