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Winston S. Churchill | My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Winston S. Churchill | My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908

Winston S. Churchill | My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,750

USD

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


REFERENCE:

Cohen A27.3; Woods A12

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