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-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: 209858

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.


This is a superb copy of the First English edition. The cloth has brilliant color with bright gilt lettering. The corners are sharp and the spine is beautifully rounded. The contents are fine, with just a smattering of foxing to the prelims and fore-edges.

Laid-in are two lengthy typed letters signed by Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton in ink, both dated February 1927 on Hamilton’s 1, Hyde Park Gardens letterhead.

The book is perserved in a very handsome but age-faded burgundy cloth slipcase with internal cloth chemise and a half-leather spine, gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands.