THE RIVER WAR: An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan

-Second Printing of the First Edition-


First English Edition Set (Second Printing) [1 of 503 produced]

By: Winston S. Churchill

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

Biblio: (Cohen A2.1.b) (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: 14886



This is a very good example of the Second Printing of the First English edition, one of only 503 sets, reprinted in January of 1900. The words: “Second Impression” and the date “1900” (replacing “1899”) appear on the title pages. A rear catalogue is present, dated: ”5000/12/99.” Otherwise it is textually identical to the First edition.

The gilt lettering on both volumes is a trifle faded, as is the cloth, which is clean. The binding is square, with crunching to the corners. The hinges are giving on both volumes, as is common, and there are lengthy ink gift inscription on the front free endpapers of both volumes (dated: “India… New Year’s Day 1901”), as well as contemporaneous vintage owner names in ink on the half-titles. The contents of both volumes are fine and virtually unfoxed.

A nice value, and certainly the least expensive way to read the text unabridged