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

-Abridged One-Volume "Cheap" Edition (Fourth Printing) in Dust Jacket-


English Abridged One-Volume "Cheap" Edition (Fourth Printing)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Eyre & Spottiswoode [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A2.4.d) (Woods A2d)

8vo (381 pages, 22 maps, many folding, some two-color.)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Tan cloth]

Item Number: 14317


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.


This is a very good copy of a 1949 reprint of the one-volume, abridged, so-called “Cheap Edition” of 1933. Printed from the original plates for the first 1902 abridged edition, this edition remains important bibliographically for the new Introduction that Churchill wrote for it. The unclipped dust jacket here has darkened somewhat with age, else fine. The contents are fine as well. A handsome copy.