-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: 210016


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 very handsome copy of the First English edition. The cloth retains rich red color, with some fading to the gilt lettering. The spine is unfrayed or ruffled. The binding is square and tight, the corners sharp, if a trifle turned. The original black endpapers are crisp and intact. The contents are fine, with very scattered foxing to the prelims only.

Laid-in is the original bill of sale, dated September 17th, 1964, from E. Joseph Bookseller, 48A Charing Cross Road, a shop that Winston Churchill frequented.