Title The River War. An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. Edited by Col. F. Rhodes. Ilustrated by Angus McNeill, Seaforth Highlanders. In Two Volumes.
Publisher London, Longmans & Co., 1900 3rd imp
Seller ID 78313
Tall 8vo. Hardbark, In black cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With gilt vignette of river steamer and facsimile signature to front, and gilt vignette of damaged, domed building to spine. Black endpapers. In very good condition. Covers slightly rubbed with rubbing to edges and corners. Some darkening and foxing to endpapers. Bookplates to endpapers “S.A. Walden.” “William Hooke, Abingdon” bookseller labels to rears. Hinges cracked on v.2. with glue repair. Occasional foxing spots to pages. Else very clean and tight copies. xxiv, 462, xiv 499pp. Vol I has 32 pp cat. With numerous maps, plans, photographs and illustrations. The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan is an 1899 book written by Winston Churchill while he was still an officer in the British army. This first edition copy was owned by Arthur Herbert Kerr and was lately owned by Andrew Kerr, who was the personal and literary assistant to Randolph S Churchill, involved in the research of the official biography of Winston, a founder of the Glastonbury Festival and who knew many famous people of the time including Jacquie Kennedy, John Betjamin and Jimi Hendrix. A rare and fascinating early work by Winston Churchill with an interesting, documented provenance.
CHURCHILL Sir WINSTON CHURCHILL, River War, Historical Account, Reconquest, Soudan, Col. F. Rhodes, Angus McNeill, Arthur Herbert Kerr, Andrew Kerr, Andrew Kerr, Glastonbury Festival, documented provenance, first edition, photographs