-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: 208959
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 remains a deep blue, the gilt lettering is bright. The corners are sharp, the spine is just a touch frayed at the head and tail and the lower front corner is crunched.
The contents are fine and unfoxed, but the endpapers have been professionally replaced, front and rear.
A very nice example, with that caveat, and priced accordingly.