The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan). Winston S. Churchill.
The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)
The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)

The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)

Longman’s Green & Co., London , 1899, First edition 1st impression, published 1899 in 2 volumes. The best edition with coloured maps and illustrations not present in the abridged text versions issued later. One of 2000 sets produced. An incredibly lavish production from a relatively unknown author. The pair sold new for 36 shillings, compared to normal books like Malakand at 7s 6d new and 3s 6 d for the Silver Library edition. Bound in dark blue green (almost black) cloth, blocked with gilt decorations of the Mahdi's tomb and a gunboat. xxiii+462, xiv+ 499 pages, total of 57 illustrations, many especially drawn by Angus McNeill of the Seaforth Highlanders, 34 maps and plans many coloured and folding. Clean set in original cloth. Both volumes signed by the editor, Col. Rhodes on the front endpapers, but since this is a black surface, they are very difficult to see. Contents unusually clean and free of spots, no publishers catalogue, so perhaps originally sold in US. Vol. I has a small splash mark on front cover, gilt on spine clear but not shiny, front free endpaper almost detached, rear on is detached but present. Vol. II has a vertical wrinkle in spine, both hinges fully split. (A2a). Item #50021

Price: $4,500.00

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