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

-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: 13763

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Description

This is a very good First English edition set. The cloth is fresh and the gilt lettering is bright,with minor scuffing to the cloth, including a light but noticeable mark to the rear board of Volume I. The spines are unfaded; mildly ruffled at heads and tails of both volumes. The bindings are just a bit tender, which is most common. There are handsome vintage bookplates affixed to both front pastedowns belonging to [Sir] Edward Penton (1875-1967), who was the Chief Inspector of Clothing for the military during World War II. The contents are clean, with truly negligible foxing confined to the prelims. All maps, plans and tissue guards are present.

An excellent example of this majestic pair, preserved in a very handsome purpose-built slipcase of recent vintage, glossy and gilt-embossd with the Churchill coat of arms on the front face.