Item #50048 London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Winston S. Churchill.

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

Longman’s Green & Co., London, 1900, hardcover. Second impression, same content and appearance as first, but title page states “New Impression”. 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. Original binding has a superb unmarked pictorial front cover, spine tanned but red and gilt still clear. Original black endpapers intact, owner named dated Nov 1900 on first blank leaf. Binding is firm with even page edges, free of spots. Top page edges dusty grey. (A4a.2). Item #50048

Price: $150.00

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