CHURCHILL, Winston.

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

£1,750

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1900

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Description

Churchill’s experiences as a correspondent for the Morning Post during the first five months of war. The author recounts his capture near Estcourt, his period of imprisonment at Pretoria and subsequent escape toDelagoa Bay. Thereafter Churchill reports the campaign in Natal and operations for the relief of Ladysmith.

Description

First edition; 8vo; 4 maps (of which 3 folding), 4 plans, advertisements at end; modern full crimson morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt facsimile signature to upper cover, lion rampant tools to spine compartments, double gilt-lined dentelles, marbled endpapers and all edges gilt, save for a couple of spots towards the end of the text, a fine copy indeed.

Bibliography

Woods A4; Hackett p2; Mendelssohn I, 338.

 

Stock ID: 99171