LONDON TO LADYSMITH (VIA PRETORIA)
[South African Facsimile Edition]
South African Facsimile Edition [1 of 1,000 copies]
T.W. Griggs & Co. [Durban]
Biblio: (Cohen A4.4.) (Woods A4c)
8vo (516 pages with 3 folding maps, 5 other plans and maps.)
Hardcover [Reddish-orange pictorial cloth]
Item Number: 14533
London to Ladysmith was the first of two Boer War volumes derived from Winston Churchill’s newspaper dispatches as a war correspondent in South Africa. It features a thrilling account of his escape from the Boers, an escape that would help launch young Churchill’s political career. The First English edition was published elaborately in fawn-colored cloth stamped with a striking cover illustration of the infamous armored train that Churchill was defending when he was captured. The American edition is an unadorned, though still handsome, red cloth binding with gilt lettering.
This is a very good copy, in an unclipped dust jacket, of the very handsome facsimile re-issue published in South Africa in 1982, photo-reproduced from the First English edition, complete with the original folding maps. Virtually mint.