[The Rare Variant Red Binding of the First American Edition]
First American Edition (Second Printing) Binding Variant
Longmans, Green & Co. [NY]
Biblio: (Cohen A3.1.c) (Woods A3a)
8vo (356 pages, no rear publisher’s catalogue)
Hardcover [Red cloth]
Item Number: 14504
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 the scarce Second Printing variant of the First American edition that was bound in bright red, rather than blue, cloth, with lettering blocked white, rather than gilt. The white lettering has almost entirely faded, which is not unusual for this unique volume, and the spine cloth has faded considerably as well, but the cloth, front and rear, retains its deep red color, along with a few small splashes of white near the lettering. The book is in very good condition, with hinge breaks, front and rear. The contents are fine and unfoxed.