My African Journey. Winston S. Churchill.
My African Journey
My African Journey

My African Journey

Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1908, 1st edition, An important book for several reasons. The only Churchill first in decorated cloth and the only “travel and exploration” title. Bound in bright red cloth, gilt titles on spine and a woodcut illustration of Churchill standing by a dead rhino, blocked in blue, grey, and black. xiv plus 226 pages. Profusely illustrated with 61 photos taken by Churchill on his trip through British East Africa and then on down the Nile, undertaken in his position at the time of Under Secretary of State for the Colonies. Churchill demonstrates a sensitivity to the Africans that way ahead of its time. The photos are tipped in rather than bound, so copies should always be collated to verify the presence of all photos and maps. Clean tight copy with bright red unmarked covers, s[ine slightly sunned, still red, gilt bright. Corners bumped, gift inscription from Xmas 1908 on free endpaper. Binding very firm, contents unusually clean and free of spots, but there are faint spots on page edges. (ICS A12aa). Item #36579

Price: $700.00

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