His Life and Letters


First English Edition/2nd Impression

By: Shane Leslie [With an Introduction by the Right Hon. Winston Churchill]

Cassell and Co. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen B29.1) (Woods B9)

8vo (319 pages, over 30 illustrations in line and half-tone.)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]

Item Number: 10980



Soldier, adventurer, diplomat, Sykes served in the Boer War and was a figure in World War I-era Middle East politics before his early death in 1919. This is a second impression of the First English edition in the exceptionally rare dust jacket, which is complete but has a circular stain on the front face and extensive internal tape reinforcement. The book is beautiful; clean and unfaded, with bright cloth and gilt. The contents are fine, with minor foxing to the fore-edges only.
Most unique thus.