CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. The River War: An Historic Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. 1st ed. 2 Vols. xxiii,462;xiv,499pp. Portrait frontises., illus., portraits, maps, 20 folding maps. Contemporary full polished speckled calf, gilt double ruled, corner ornaments, gilt-ruled raised spine bands, compartments gilt, red morocco spine labels, edges gilt, marbled endpapers, T.e.g. Spines lightly sunned, minor shelfwear, small amount of faint scattered foxing, else a very good or better copy. Woods A2.a. The author's second book, 2000 copies were published on 6 November 1899. Churchill called this work "a tale of blood and war" about Kitchner's campaign in the Upper Nile. He gives 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.". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: River War: An Historic Account of the ...
Publication Date: 1899
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