THE RIVER WAR: A Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

-Rebacked First Edition Set-

1899

First English Edition Set (First Printing) [1 of 2,003 produced]

By: Winston S. Churchill

Longmans, Green, & Co. Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A2.1.a) (Woods A2a)

8vo (488 pages and 516 pages, profusely illustrated with drawings, 11 folding color maps, other maps & plans.)

Hardcover [Dark blue-black cloth]

Item Number: 210252

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Collector's Guide

The River War¬†was Winston Churchill’s second book, a brilliant history of British involvement in the Sudan and an account of the fierce campaign for its reconquest that Churchill himself participated in and, in many significant ways, disapproved of. Originally published in two large, lavish and, today, extremely rare volumes, THE RIVER WAR was abridged by Churchill himself for a 1902 one-volume edition. All subsequent editions have been versions of Churchill’s abridgement.