-First American Edition-
First American Edition
Longmans, Green, & Co. Ltd. [New York]
Biblio: (Cohen A3.1.a) (Woods A3a)
8vo (356 pages, plus a 24-page rear publisher’s catalogue)
Hardcover [Dark blue cloth]
Item Number: 203959
Savrola was Winston Churchill’s first and only novel; a statement of personal and political philosophy delivered as a work of dystopian fiction about dictatorship (with an astonishing relevance to our own dire present moment in time). U.S. publication preceded the British issue by roughly ten days, rendering the American first edition the true first.
This is a very good copy of the First American edition. The cloth is a vivid, deep blue, the gilt lettering is bright. The corners are sharp, the spine unruffled. There is a former owner’s name ornately hand-dated in ink, “February 8th, 1900,” on the front free endpaper. The bookplate of the legendary Churchill collector Donald Scott Carmichael loosely tipped-in on the front pastedown. The contents are otherwise clean and unfoxed.
An exceptionally fine copy.