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Longmans Green & Co., New York, 1900, hardcover. First American edition. The first of two books by Churchill based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. Bound in coarse red cloth with gilt titles on spine and on cover enclosed by gilt ruled boxes. 496 pages, 3 folding maps, 5 other maps and plans. Top edges gilt. Only 3000 copies published, so far scarcer than English firsts. Red cloth has strong unfaded color, bright gilt, several small white spots on front cover. Binding is tight, nice gilding on top edges, , no spots, no names, (A4ba). Item #50047

Price: $675.00

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