-First English Edition (Second Printing)-


First English Edition (Second Printing)

By: Winston S. Churchill

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

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

8vo (409 pages, with 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: 209937


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 very good copy of the Second Printing of the First English edition, which the publisher designated as a “Second Edition” but which bibliographer Ronald Cohen argues is really more a second printing, with very modest changes made to the text and overall layout of the book. To the naked eye it appears identical to the First Edition.
The spine here has faded and there is fraying to the cloth at the spine head. A vintage bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown and a former owner name is discreetly inked on the second front free endpaper. The prelims and fore-edges are lightly foxed. The contents are fine.