-First English Edition-
First English Edition [1 of 1500 copies]
Longmans, Green & Co. [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A3.2.a) (Woods A3ba)
8vo (345 pages, including two pages of advertisements for “Malakand Field Force” and “The River War.” Dated 1900 on title page but copyright date [on verso] is 1899.)
Hardcover [Green cloth]
Item Number: 207889
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 English edition. The green cloth has uniformly darkened and there is light edgewear. The gilt has faded somewhat. The binding is square and the contents are fine, with very scattered, light foxing throughout, more pronounced on the prelims. A former-owner’s name in ink has been partially erased on the half-title.
Overall, a solid example that does reveal its age.