Bound exactly like the English edition of 1933 other than Scribner?s name on spine and title page, it appears this American edition was actually produced in England. Its scarcity means a premium over the equivalent English edition. Original lilac cloth shows usual scuffing, mostly at base of spine. Binding tight, no names or markings. Contents very clean with only a few scattered spots. Maps neatly folded, page edges have that never read look. No DJ. (A2db). N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The River War (An Historical Account of the ...
Editorial: Scribner?s, NY, 1933
Descripción Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1951. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+. 3rd Edition. 381pp/maps. With 22 maps and plans.(most fold-out). Here is Churchill's second book, which recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. Light wear to dj. Previous owner name on ffep. Text clean. A superb copy with dustwrapper. Nº de ref. de la librería 010306
Descripción Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1899. Leather bound. First Edition. 8vo. xxii, , 462; x, 499pp. Index. Vol 1: 16 maps & plans; 25 illustrations; Vol. II: 18 maps & plans, 33 illustrations by Angus McNeil, Seaforth Highlanders. Bayntun-Riviere binding in full red morocco with gilt lettering and ruling to covers, spines & inside boards; 5 raised bands; marbled endpapers; AEG. Original dark blue covers & spines bound in at rear of each volume. A fine set in the striking Bayntun-Riviere leather binding. Churchill wrote this, his second book, while still an officer in the British army. Here he provides the history of the British involvement in the Sudan and the conflict between the British and Dervish forces. "The first object of this book is to relate in exact military detail the operations directed by Lord Kitchener of Khartoum on the Upper Nile from April 1896 to February 1899, which I have called 'The River War,' and which resulted in the reconquest of the Egyptian Soudan. But in order that the reader may understand, and even sympathise with the emotions which these events excited, I have prefixed a general survey of the geography, aspect, and history of the country, and have tried to show its connection with Egypt and Great Britain." - Preface. Only 2000 copies were published on 6 November 1899. Woods A2(a). Nº de ref. de la librería 12720