Winston S. Churchill
The River War
Published: London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899.
An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. In two volumes.
Two volumes, in the original pictorial cloth, titles and decorative vignettes to spines and upper boards.
First Edition. Review copy, with correspondence from Henry Sotheran Ltd dated 17th Juky 1979:
“We have just acquired a copy of the first edition of ‘The River War’, which you will of course have in your collection already. Our copy however may be of interest as it is a review copy issued five days before publication to the editor of the Westminster Gazette; and contains a slip from the publisher, completed by hand, with details of publication date, price etc.. Most remarkable though, is the fact that this copy is in pristine condition, both the binding and contents being ‘as new’, and wholly without the disfiguring ‘foxing’ so often found in this title.”
Also with correspondence from the publishers to the Westminsiter Gazette, confirming this is indeed a advance copy of the River War. Two volumes, 8vo (23.5 x 16 cm), with 58 illustrations including several photogravure portraits and 34 maps and plans.
A fine pair.
One of Churchill’s earliest but most substantial volumes, relating in exact military detail the operations directed by Lord Kitchener of Khartoum on the Upper Nile from April 1896 to February 1899, which resulted in the conquest of the Egyptian Soudan.
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