-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 with a twist of romance. 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.