London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Winston S. Churchill.
London to Ladysmith via Pretoria
London to Ladysmith via Pretoria
London to Ladysmith via Pretoria
London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

Longman’s Green & Co., London, 1900, 1st edition, hardcover. The first of two books by Churchill based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. Bound in tan cloth stamped gilt, red, and black with an illustration of an armoured train on the cover. 498 pages plus 32 page catalogue at rear, 3 folding maps, 5 other plans and maps. Crisp unworn first edition in unusually bright pictorial cloth covers, prior owner signature at top of front cover. Original black endpapers intact, maps present and neatly folded. There are two vintage cigarette cards loosely mounted on the half title page,  one of the young author as news correspondent for the Morning Star, and the second of his 1899 escape from the Boers. Slight foxing on top page edges. Contents generally clean although some light spots on first few leaves. The red subtitles are especially vivid on the spine. Item #35003
ISBN: B004E30IM4

Price: $1,250.00

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