-First English Edition-


First English Edition [1 of 5,000 copies]

By: Winston S. Churchill

Longmans, Green, & Co. Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A8.1.a) (Woods A5)

8vo (409 pages, with tissue-protected frontis portrait of Gen. Ian Hamilton,1 three-color folding map, plus 9 other maps and plans, 32- page rear publishers catalogue.)

Hardcover [Dark red cloth]

Item Number: 212208


Collector's Guide

Ian Hamilton’s March concluded Churchill’s Boer War narrative begun with London to Ladysmith. It features the triumphant liberation of his former-POW campmates in Pretoria, South Africa. The English and American editions were both bound in red cloth but the American edition is a match to the American edition of London to Ladysmith.


A good copy only of the First English edition. The red cloth has unevenly darkened and there is a cup shadow on the rear board. The spine is well-rounded and unfrayed and the binding is tight, if slightly cocked. The original black endpapers are intact but there appears to be a glue shadow on the front endpaper from the removal of a bookplate. There is a repaired front hinge break. The contents are foxed on the prelims primarily, else fine.