IAN HAMILTON’S MARCH
-First English Edition in Fine Leather Binding-
First English Edition [1 of 5,000 copies]
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 [Crimson leather]
Item Number: 209035
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.
This is a stunning copy of the First English edition leatherbound in three-quarter crimson morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with marbled endpapers, all edges gilded, the spine giltstamped in six compartments with raised bands. There is a vintage bookplate on the front pastedown. The contents are fine and unfoxed. Laid-in is the original paper invoice from legendary London bookseller Charles Sawyer, dated 1960, at a price of $42.