Copyright page identifies this as ?first cheap edition?, but actually it is the second, as there was also a really cheap little edition in 1915. A desirable edition, and the best to read other than a first. This edition uses the setting of the 1902 edition so is abridged. There are 22 maps, many folding and some in two colours. Bound in lilac cloth, blocked in black on the spine only. 381 pages, index, appendices. This edition adds a new introduction from Churchill. Book is very clean and tight, page edges white and even, owner name on endpaper. Dustwrapper has good unfaded blue letters on spine, worn with cracks and tears, and a piece gone about 35 x 25 mm along top edge of rear cover. (ICS A2da). N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The River War (An Historical Account of the ...
Editorial: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 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