Winston S. Churchill | My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908
Winston S. Churchill
My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908
8vo. Photographic frontispiece, 61 photographs, 3 maps, 18-page publisher’s catalogue at rear; light foxing, primarily to preliminary leaves. Wrappers pictorially printed in black and blue depicting Churchill and his trophy rhino; minor rubbing and chips, “Burma Bookstall” stamp to front wrapper, along with previous owner’s ink stamp dated “March 1909.”
FIRST COLONIAL EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS
Bibliographer Ronald Cohen notes that 903 copies of this fragile edition were sold and that, “few appear to have survived.” Survival was, of course, an issue for all Colonial editions, which suffered from the tropical climate in many of England’s colonies.
A VERY PERISHABLE VOLUME IN RARE CONDITION
Cohen A27.3; Woods A12