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Winston S. Churchill
Savrola Housed in a full morocco Solander case
New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the U.S. and true first edition of Churchill's third published book and only novel. Of note, this is one of the few Churchill books for which the U.S. edition is the true first edition. In fact, the British first edition was issued from American plates. This copy is in very good plus condition, housed in a full green morocco Solander case. The publisher’s original blue cloth binding is clean, bright, and tight. Notably, this copy is also square, despite the susceptibility of this edition to a forward lean. Shelf presentation is excellent, the gilt vivid and the blue hue undimmed; we perceive no color shift between the covers and spine. The only detraction which keeps us from rating this copy as near fine is a 1 x .625 inch (2.54 x 1.59 cm) superficial scuff and attendant loss of color to the lower rear cover. Wear is otherwise quite modest, substantially confined to extremities. The contents are notably bright and clean, with no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The page edges are clean apart from mild, uniform age-toning and perhaps the faintest suggestion of a little dust to the top edges. The binding is protected beneath a clear, removable mylar cover. The book is protected within a full dark green goatskin Solander case with rounded spine, gilt framed and decorated spine bands, gilt bordered covers, and dark-green felt-lined interior. Condition of the case is fine, with no reportable wear, soiling, or toning. A very young Churchill was exuberant about publication at … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector [United States]
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