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The River War, the only jacketed volumes: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

Published by Longmans, Green and Co., London (1900)

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Item Description: Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1900. Hardcover. First edition, third printing. This remarkable first edition, final printing set of Churchill's second book, The River War, is the sole jacketed set known to survive. It is also signed and dated by a then 25-year-old Churchill on 25 August 1900, while he was campaigning for his first seat in Parliament. This is the earliest known work by Churchill for which first edition dust jackets survive and among the rarest prizes in the Churchill canon. Provenance is the collection of Churchillís bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen, who has owned the set for nearly three decades. The dust jackets are thin, manila stock printed in black, exactly duplicating the binding print and illustrations. The jacket flaps and rear faces are blank. All first edition bindings are identical and only seven months separate the first and third printings, so it is probable to the point of near certainty that the dust jackets for all three printings were identical. The author's signature in black ink in two lines on the Volume I front free endpaper verso (facing the half-title recto) reads "Winston S. Churchill | 25. August. 1900." On 12 August 1900, Churchill wrote to his mother, Lady Randolph Churchill: "I must concentrate all of my efforts upon Oldham" and this is where he was campaigning the day this set of The River War was signed. He won his first seat in Parliament 37 days later, on 1 October 1900. This first edition, third printing is not only by far the scarcest issue of the first edition, but also the last unabridged issue to this day. All three first edition printings (2,646 sets total) are virtually identical, issued respectively in November 1899, February 1900, and June 1900. Only 140 copies of this third and final printing were ever made available. In 1902 Churchill (by then more mindful of political exigencies) revised and abridged his text, excising much criticism of Kitchener. All of the many subsequent editions are based on the 1902 abridged text. Being both jacketed and inscribed, this set defies the mundanities of a condition report. Nonetheless, we grade this set as near fine plus in good dust jackets. Both jackets are substantially complete, with all illustrations and printed text intact, but nonetheless with perimeter losses, overall wrinkling and wear, and minor soiling. The Volume I jacket shows loss at front hinge extremities to a maximum depth of .75 inch, lesser chipping to the edges, vertical creasing with tiny losses at the front hinge, a 1.5 inch closed tear at the lower rear hinge, and creasing and closed tears at the flap folds. The Volume II jacket shows loss at spine ends to a maximum depth of one inch, lesser chipping to the edges, closed tears extending into "THE" on the upper front face title lettering, some rear hinge splitting and fractional loss, and flap fold short tears and minor loss. Both jackets show mild spine toning and light soiling. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The blue cloth bindings are exceptionally bright and clean, with unfaded color and vividly bright gilt. Volume I shows a little wrinkling to the spine ends, trivial shelf wear to the lower edges, and bumps to the lower corners. The binding remains fully attached, but a little tender at the front hinge. The Volume II binding likewise shows a little wrinkling to the spine ends, just a hint of mottling of the blue color at the bottom edges, and minor corner bumps. The contents of both volumes remain unusually bright, with modest spotting substantially confined to prelims and otherwise bright page edges. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all illustrations, maps and plans. All folding maps are pristine and properly folded, with no tears or losses. All photogravure portraits, including the frontispieces, are intact, as are their original tissue guards. We find no previous ownership marks other than the authorís signature. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.d, Woods/ICS A2(a.3), Langworth p.29. Bookseller Inventory # 003962

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Sheets of The River War, volume I,: CHURCHILL, Winston S.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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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. 100Ė04 , 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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Churchill, Winston S.

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

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Item Description: Longmans, Green & Co., London, New York, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing of both books in this two volume set. A beautiful copy SIGNED by Winston Churchill on a laid in signature in volume 1. Both books are bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's blue cloth. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. A superb set SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Churchill First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1469388349085

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The River War, An Historical Account of: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1899. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. This is the first edition, first printing of Churchill's second published work, a superior set for discerning collectors, unrestored in the original bindings. 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 participated in the decisive defeat of the Mahdist forces at the battle of Omdurman in September 1898. 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 first 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. In 1902 Churchill (then a new Member of Parliament) revised and abridged his text, excising much of his 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. This first edition, first printing set approaches near fine condition, original and unrestored. The illustrated cloth bindings remain square and tight, notably without the gutter breaks or text block looseness endemic to the edition. The bindings are unusually bright, with strong, unfaded color that shows no discernible disparity in brightness between the covers and spine. We note only trivial wear to extremities, a few tiny scuffs, and an unobtrusive .25 inch blemish to the lower left corner of the Mahdiís tomb gilt on the Volume II spine. The contents remain bright, with moderate spotting intermittent throughout, though substantially confined to page edges, prelims, and blank inner margins. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all of the extensive maps and plans, as well as the frontispiece portraits with their original tissue guards. Apart from spotting, the page edges are impressively bright and clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership inscriptions or bookplates. Per Cohen, first printing, second state, is confirmed by the second quotation mark on p.459 of Vol. II. Each volume is protected with removable, clear mylar and housed in its own blue cloth slipcase. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.1.b, Woods/ICS A2(a.1), Langworth p.29. Bookseller Inventory # 003837

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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1899, 1899. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, signature blocked to front boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. With 25 illustrations, 16 maps and plans in Volume I and 33 illustrations 18 maps and plans in Volume II by Angus McNeil, Seaforth Highlanders. First edition, first impression 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". Bookseller Inventory # 83841

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The River War. An Historical Account of: CHURCHILL, Winston S.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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Item Description: London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899, 1899. 2 volumes, octavo (219 x 140 mm). Late 20th century red full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt panelled and decorative spines, two-line gilt border on sides enclosing facsimile of Churchill's signature in gilt, decorative gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, with the original cloth covers and spine bound-in. Housed in a fleece-lined burgundy cloth slipcase. A handsomely bound copy. Portrait frontispiece in each volume, 4 plates and 11 folding maps in volume 1, 2 plates, 9 folding maps and three non-folding maps in volume 2, numerous illustrations, maps and plans in the text. First edition, first impression, second state (with minor typographic error corrected on p. 459 of volume II: originally the second inverted comma was missing after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE'). Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898). 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". Cohen A2.1.b. Bookseller Inventory # 106124

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THE COLLECTED WORKS. The Story of the: CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.

Item Description: Library of Imperial History, in association with the Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1973, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Complete in 38 volumes. Large 8vo. (9.4 x 6.3 inches). The Centenary Edition. Limited Edition of 3000 sets. This set is one of those without the limitation labels affixed to the flyleaves. Includes the 4 supplement volumes of Collected Essays published later, in 1976. Bound in full publisher's vellum with gilt titles to spines and with Churchill's coat of arms stamped in gilt to front boards within a single ruled gilt border. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Silk marker in each volume. Including all the original dark green slipcases, each with the gilt stamped Churchill coat of arms on the front panel, for the 34 volumes of the works. The four volumes of Essays are without these slipcases. A few of these cases are rubbed or lightly marked, but overall very good. Bindings with differing degrees of browning to the covers, as is usual with this set, although this one is generally brighter than usually found and shows very well on the shelf. Illustrated throughout with numerous maps, charts, photographs and illustrations. This set contains all 50 of Churchill's published titles, and was issued to mark the centenary of his birth. Originally published with a strict limitation of 3000, but in fact only about 1700 sets of 34 volumes were actually issued. This set also includes the matching additional 4 volumes of Essays, published 3 years later. Bookseller Inventory # 9287

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The River War. An Historical Account of: CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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. 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: Churchill, Winston L.

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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Winston S. Churchill

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Item Description: Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1899. Buckram. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: y No Jacket as Issued. y First Edition. London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1899. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan. Longmans & Co, 1899 First edition. Two volumes, both in original black cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine and upper cover. Seven photogravure plates and 34 plans and fold out maps, as well as many illustrations by Angus McNeill in the text. A lovely, fine set bright and clean with some wear to the cloth. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some trace of sticker on front covers - see scan. Owners signature in front G C Williams Monjokuri? 11 of the maps in Volume 1 and 11 in volume 2 are printed in colour - all these maps are in very good condition except last one of vol. 1 has some extra folds in it. Some foxing here and there but nothing major. n. Bookseller Inventory # 292

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THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the: CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER.

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER.

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

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Item Description: Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1899, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 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 McNeill 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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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. An historical account of the reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Illustrated by Angus McNeill. In two volumes. Pp. xxiv+462+xiv+500(last blank), 7 photogravure plates (both frontispiece portraits lacking tissue guard), text illustrations, 34 maps & plans (23 coloured, of which 20 are folding and the rest full page), appendices, index; rebound in half brown morocco, the spines lettered and decorated in gilt between raised bands, light brown cloth boards, the leather faintly marked, spines a trifle faded; t.e.g.; short closed tears to 3 of the maps, the final blank cropped in Volume II, scattered foxing and occasional slight soiling; Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1899. First edition, first printing, second state, with the corrected inverted commas enclosing 'The London Gazette' on p. 459 of Volume II. Cohen A2.1.b; Woods A2(a). *Churchill's second book, relating 'in exact military detail the operations directed by Lord Kitchener of Khartoum on the Upper Nile from April 1896 to February 1899' [Preface]. Bookseller Inventory # 132226

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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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Item Description: London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co., 1900, 1900. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration gilt to spines and upper boards, black-coated endpapers. A particularly nice copy: bright and tight. 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, second impression, of Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898). 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". Cohen A2.1.c: Woods A2(a). Bookseller Inventory # 97454

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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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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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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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Churchill, Winston

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Item Description: Longmans, Green and Co, 2005. Unknown Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory # XH008674U0D

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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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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. 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. 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. 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. Cohen A2.2; Woods A2(b). Bookseller Inventory # 95957

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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer.

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Item Description: 1899. 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 # 70752

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Churchill, Winston S.

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Item Description: ScribnerÕs, NY, 1933, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory # XH0T4ZFNJKD

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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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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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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. First one-volume edition, revised (second edition overall). 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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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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CHURCHILL (Winston S.)

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Item 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

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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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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 # CHURCHIL026078

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Winston Churchill

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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 # 647995

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CHURCHILL (Winston S.)

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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: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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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. 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. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. 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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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

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Item Description: London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1933, 1933. Octavo. Original mauve cloth, titles to spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown. Spine a little rolled, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in a chipped, toned jacket with several old tape repairs on the verso. With maps and plans. First cheap edition, first impression, printed from plates of the second edition (1902). 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". Originally published in 1899. Cohen A2.4.a; Woods A2(d). Bookseller Inventory # 108816

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The River War: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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Item Description: Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This book is from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. This is 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. Every one of the many subsequent editions of The River War is 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 the 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, at which 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 by 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 scarcer than the first edition. This edition has the same distinctive front cover gilt decoration of the Mahdi's Tomb and gunboat as the first edition, but is bound in red cloth. Here is a worn but original copy in good overall condition. The original binding shows wear to the hinges and extremities, with fraying at points along the hinges and spine ends and overall spine dulling. There is a small black mark across the first "H" in the author's name, overall light soiling, and some discoloration at the upper front and rear covers. The contents remain reasonably bright and retain a stiff, unread feel with modest spotting mostly confined to the first and final pages and page edges. The frontispiece and tissue guard are intact, as are all of the extensive maps and plans. A name inked to the first free endpaper is the sole previous ownership mark we find. The front hinge is a little tender, with a cosmetic split between the first and second free endpapers but the mull is still intact beneath. We have encountered copies with both black and white original endpapers. This copy features white original endpapers. The binding is protected beneath a removable, clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.2, Woods/ICS A2(b), Langworth p.30. Bookseller Inventory # 002828

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Churchill, Winston

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Item Description: Scribners, New York, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. ep owner name and tiny front gutter tear; DJ spine ends chipped, some light spine spots, front wrinkle and rubs; Reprint of 1899 edition ; purple cloth; UK ptg for Scribners; $2.75 on DJ flap ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 381 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 36235

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