Item #33742 London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Winston S. Churchill.

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

Copp, Clark, & Co., Toronto, 1900, hardcover. First Canadian edition, produced from American plates or sheets, but bound in a similar but not identical style to the English first. A coarser more ochre-brown colour, retaining the armoured train on cover, but with a red fleur-de-lys on spine instead of the two flags. Far scarcer than English or American firsts. 496 pages, same 8 maps and plans. Issued without catalogue at rear. Book has clean covers, spine has faint traces of old numbers and the red is faded. Book probably from a private library, as there is a 5 digit number stamped in several locations, and traces of pockets or labels on rear endpaper. The front endpaper is removed. Page edges even and free of spots, contents clean, maps neatly folded. (A4bb). Item #33742

Price: $150.00

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