THE RIVER WAR

-Nelson “Shilling Library”Abridged Edition in the Rare Dust Jacket-

1915

”Nelson Shilling Library” Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Thomas Nelson & Sons [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A2.3) (Woods A2c)

16mo (457 pages, 16 monochrome maps, photo frontis, publisher’s catalogue at rear)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Light Blue cloth]

Item Number: 206384

$4,500.00

Description

This is a singular copy of the first so-called “Cheap Edition” in the extravagantly rare original dust jacket, which has lost approximately one-inch at the spine head and bears a vintage Canadian price sticker (”45c”) affixed to the spine, but is otherwise in spectacular condition. The book is too; just about mint, bright and fresh inside and out. A small and fragile clothbound mass market paperback-equivalent of the World War I era, these Nelson Shilling Library volumes were considered quite disposable in their day. To find one preserved as-new, in its original dust jacket, is quite simply a phenomenon.