Winston S. Churchill
The River War; An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. London: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1899
2 volumes, 8vo. Profusely illustrated, 11 folding maps, numerous plans and maps; frontispiece of Volume I archivally reinforced, lightly foxed. Original full blue cloth, covers and spines lettered and pictorially stamped in gilt; minor discoloration, a few tiny pinholes to the cover of Volume II, minor offsetting of bookplates onto front free endpapers. In custom case.
6 x 9 1/2 inches.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION
Churchill’s second book, in which the young war correspondent delivers a brilliant history of British involvement in the Sudan, and an account of the fierce campaign for its reconquest that Churchill himself participated in and, in many significant ways, disapproved of. Originally published in these two large, lavish (and, today, rather rare) volumes, all subsequent editions were abridged.
A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF CHURCHILL’S SECOND BOOK
Cohen A2.1.a; Woods A2a