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London to Ladysmith via Pretoria
London: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1900. Octavo, original tan cloth, illustration and titles to spine in red and gilt, illustration and titles to upper board in red and black, black surface-paper endpapers. Coloured folding map frontispiece, 3 further folding maps and 4 plans, one of them full-page. Mild lean, spine slightly sunned and a touch creased, light foxing front and back, neat contemporary ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper, half-title and first leaf of the text, but overall an unusually bright and tight copy, the cover titles all clear and intact, the hinges entirely uncracked. First edition, first impression. "The volume essentially consists of 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 … It is, as Churchill said in his Introductory Note, 'mainly a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. It may also be found to give a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith'"(Cohen).
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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