-Rebound Second Printing of the First English Edition-
First English Edition (Second Printing) [1 of 1,000 copies]
Longmans, Green & Co. [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A3.2.c) (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 [Red cloth]
Item Number: 211281
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.
A rudimentary full-cloth rebinding of the Second Printing of the First English edition in red cloth blocked with gold type on the spine. The binding is crisp and the contents are fine, with a former-owner’s bookplate on the front pastedown.
A very nice way to read a book that has never been easy to find.