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Churchill, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Co, 1900.

Price: US$50.00 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: 1st American edition. fold out maps, 1 map is cut loose. general board wear. corner bumping. spine is dingy, but gold gilt lettering legible. text is clean. pages unevenly cut. binding splitting at inside hinges, but firm thoughout.

Seller: Smith Family Bookstore, Eugene, OR, U.S.A.

Winston Spencer Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans Green, London, 1900.

Price: US$54.20 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Boer War history By Churchiil, also with extracts of Lt THC Frankland. second edition ex-lib copy with usual library markings, blue boards (library binding), all maps and |Ills present

Seller: Jack Ryder Books, Liskeard, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston Spencer. Ian Hamilton's march: together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland, a prisoner of war at Pretoria, second edition. Longmans Green & Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$55.49 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: second edition, november 1900, 409 p. + catalogue 32 p. Ill. Folding map. Class number on spine. Bookplate of the Fraser Institute on front pastedown. publishing binding a bit worn, especially spine. Hinges weak.

Seller: Livresse, Gatineau, QC, Canada

Churchill, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$58.79 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: Winston Churchill's fourth published book, a personal record of his adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. Contains 3 (of 4) maps, plus all 4 plans, as issued. Two of the three maps are folding. Lacks the third folding map at page 366. With an introductory note by the author. FIRST UK EDITION. Printed in England. Bound in publisher's original pictorial cloth with black & red lettering & detailed illustration to front board, gilt & red lettering & gilt design to spine, black endpapers. NOTE: A FAIR to GOOD READING COPY ONLY. Much handling wear, front hinge cracked (tender but holding), lacks map (at p.366, as noted), frontispiece map with edgewear & closed tears, former owner's ink name to front board & front pastedown & ffep, second former owner's small ink stamp to title page, mild insect damage (shallow trace to covers & a couple of preliminary pages), otherwise a clean solid hardcover copy. Internally GOOD to VG & complete except for lacking one map. Price reflects damage. The book is now protected in a removable clear wraparound acetate cover. 498pp + 32pp ads. SB-221. Size: 20 x 13cm

Seller: Bookwood, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Churchill, Winston Spencer. London To Ladysmith Via Prestoria. Longmans, Green & Company, New York, 1900.

Price: US$75.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 496 Pages, Fold Out Maps, Spine Ends And Corners Rubbed O/W Sound

Seller: Alexander Books (ABAC/ILAB), Ancaster, ON, Canada

Churchill, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Co., NY, 1900.

Price: US$80.00 + shipping

Description: Original red buckram binding with titles and author's name in gilt on cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Numerous maps and plans (all complete). A light amount of wear to cpine, otherwise no wear to binding. Light stain the size of half a U.S. quarter coin at top corner of about half the pages, otherwise this copy is free of any marks. A solid, very good copy -- overall clean, bright and struturally sound. Photos of our books are always available upon request. SELLING USED AND RARE BOOKS ON ABE SINCE 1997 AND OUT OF OUR FORMER STORE IN THE BERKSHIRES from 1987-2015

Seller: Muddy Turtle Books, Fernandina Beach, FL, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$95.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: This is Churchill's fourth book and the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers and made a daring escape that made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. The book was published in May 1900, and in October Churchill won his first seat in Parliament. The first edition is a beautiful book with a distinctive, pictorial front cover, but is notoriously fragile and prone to wear, soiling, and spotting. This first edition, first printing copy is only in about good condition - structurally sound, but flawed, not particularly pretty, and priced accordingly. The illustrated khaki cloth binding is square and tight, but soiled and stained with wear to extremities and wrinkling to the spine cloth. The contents are unusually bright and the original black endpapers are present, as are all maps and plans, including the folding map at the title page. A single previous owner name dated "June 1901" is inked on the ffep. Spotting is very light, only occasionally within and not apparent on the page edges. The significant flaws of this copy are the following: loss of a 2.5 x 2.5 inch portion of the endpaper at the upper left front pastedown, gutter splits at the endpapers (cosmetic only, with the mull beneath intact), and loss of an irregular 2 inch strip at the bottom of the title page. Fortunately, we can still definitively conclude that this copy is first printing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.1.a, Woods/ICS A4(a.1), Langworth p.53.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston Spencer. Ian Hamilton's March - Together with Extracts From the Diary of Lieutenant THC Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$100.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 409 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. Churchill was clearly in awe of Hamilton and his march from Bloemfontein to Pretoria. It is not known whether this was reciprocated a few years later when Hamilton was a commander during the Gallipoli Campaign and Churchill was 'in charge' of the Campaign from London. The boards have scuffing, wear, handling marks. They are steady and sure. The contents are most pleasing. They are clean, clear, companionable, certain, confident, keen. fk

Seller: Chapter 1, Johannesburg, GAU, South Africa

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co, New York, 1900.

Price: US$110.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Book (London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria) is tight & clean/unmarked text with light fading to spine, folding maps present & in excellent condition, barely read & a very nice book in plastic cover too !!

Seller: PARKER-FOX LLC Books, Lagrange Park, IL, U.S.A.

Winston Spencer Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$121.94 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: 12 preliminary pages, 409 pages, 4 pages of publisher's advertisements for books by Churchill, 30 page publisher's classified catalogue, frontispiece portrait plate (protective tissue spotted), 10 maps and plans, edges of the folding map of the march from Bloemfontein to Pretoria ragged and slightly stained, end-papers browned, half title page browned and spotted, occasional spotting of the text pages, bound in the original publisher's cloth, covers and spine marked and rubbed, area of staining on the front cover, edges of book spotted

Seller: Provan Books, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$125.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First American edition, only printing. Churchill's fourth book and the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers and made a daring escape that made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. The American edition is more scarce than the British, with just 3,000 copies issued. The pebble grain red cloth of this edition proved durable, but susceptible to blotchy wear, particularly on the spine. This copy is very good, but with some flaws. The covers are bright and clean with square corners and bright gilt. The spine is lightly faded, but retains bright gilt and shows little wear. The contents are clean and tight with all maps and plans present and properly folded. The top edge gilt remains bright. There is a gift inscription lightly penciled on the ffep, a small ink stamped owner name on the title page, and the half title is wrinkled, having once been folded. The significant flaw is evidence of a previous moisture exposure that has left the lower half of the text block adjacent the spine very slightly wrinkled. It is not obtrusive and one must look carefully for the outline of the moisture exposure, which can be easily detected only from the front pastedown through p.20. The rear board shows a very faint moisture line but there is none visible on the front cover. Nonetheless, it is a significant flaw, which means this otherwise very good copy is priced low. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.2, Woods/ICS A4(b), Langworth p.55

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$125.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: This is the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fourth book - the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers and made a daring escape that made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill was first elected to Parliament the same year his two Boer War books - London to Ladysmith via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton's March - were published. The American edition offered here is more scarce than the British, with a single printing of just 3,000 copies issued. The pebble grain red cloth of this edition proved durable, but susceptible to blotchy wear and discoloration, particularly on the spine. This copy is in good condition - structurally sound with the cosmetic flaw of a particularly ugly spine. The red cloth binding is square and tight with little wear and soiling to the covers and bright spine gilt, but markedly blotchy and darkened for the entire length of the spine. The contents remain bright and tight with no previous owner inscriptions or bookplates. All maps and plans are intact. Light spotting is confined to the page edges and just a few spots in the prelims. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.2, Woods/ICS A4(b), Langworth p.55.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston Spencer. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$135.49 + shipping

Condition: Poor

Description: 8vo. Pp xii, 409. Portrait frontis, sketch maps and folding map. 32 page publisher's list dated 7/00. Original cloth worn and torn. Label of the Nairn Literary Institute to rear cover and small ink stamp of the same to the title page. A copy for restoration/rebinding.

Seller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd., Inverness, United Kingdom

Churchill Winston S.. LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA. Longmans,Green, and Co, New York, 1900.

Price: US$150.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: red buckram, pp., xiv,496, folding map facing title page, 2 additional folding maps, 5 maps and plans, t.e.g., shelf wear, covers lightly soiled, ICS A4ba Size: 8 Vo., Size: 8 Vo.,

Seller: Harry E Bagley Books Ltd, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Winston Spencer Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longman's Green and Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$162.59 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: New Impression. Original brown cloth binding, pictorial front board, gilt titles to the spine. Minor marking and discolouration to the binding. Faint cup ring to the front board. Previous owners neat inscription to the front pastedown. Minor foxing. Binding relatively tight and contents clean otherwise. Folding map frontispiece. Missing rear endpaper. A good example. xiv + 498pp.

Seller: St Marys Books And Prints Wisden Dealers, Stamford, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer.. LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA.. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1900., 1900.

Price: US$196.46 + shipping

Description: First edition, 8vo., pp.xiv,498,(ii)adverts,32(adverts), pictorial cloth stamped in black and red, gilt lettering to spine, folding colour map as frontispiece, 2 folding b/w maps + one single-page map, and 4 plans; front free endpaper a little cropped at upper corner, foxing to prelims (including frontispiece map), occasional light foxing throughout, small closed tear to margin of frontspiece, light chipping to fore-edge of frontispiece map and subsequent folding map, spine a little rolled, surface soiling to pale cloth, light rubbing to extremities, a good copy. No dust-jacket. Now in protective mylar cover.

Seller: Minster Gate Bookshop (est. 1970), YORK, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer.. London To Ladysmith via Pretoria.. Longmans, Green and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$200.00 + shipping

Description: 496 pp. 8vo. Publisher's gilt-decorated red cloth. No dust jacket. First American edition. Very good; a tight copy. The spine is soiled; lettering still legible; tiny chip to half-title. With maps and plans as called for in Contents page.

Seller: Jeffrey H. Marks, Rare Books, ABAA, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.

Churchill (Winston Spencer) ;-. IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH.. London ;- Longmans Green and Co, 1900.

Price: US$210.01 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 'Second Edition' (same year as the 1st) Very Good Crown 8vo. Original maroon cloth, lettered gilt. (rubbed) Portrait Frontis., folding Map and text maps. (xiii) + 409pps. + (vi)pps. Churchill ads. + 32pps. ads. Some mild foxing but a most acceptable early example of this classic !

Seller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867., PRESTON, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, WINSTON SPENCER.. London To Ladysmith. Via Pretoria.. London, Longmans, Green and Co, 1900., 1900.

Price: US$233.70 + shipping

Description: New Impression; 8vo; pp. xiv, 498 plus 32 pages of advertisements at rear; 30cmX25cm colour folding map frontispiece, 4 plans, 3 maps 2 of which are folding; original illustrated cream cloth browned, spine cocked, chipping to edges, minor pen marks to half and title pages, pages browned, spine browned, marks to cloth, a good copy. A personal record of Winston Churchill's adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. It also gives an account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith.

Seller: Time Booksellers, Somerville, Australia

Churchill, Winston Spencer. LONDON TO LADYSMITH. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, New York and Bombay, 1900.

Price: US$245.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA, decorated front cover and spine, cover showing a troop train moving down the tracks, 498 pages plus 32 pages of book ads at the rear of book, book accompanied by folding maps and four illustrations, book states new impression on title page, (second issue) a bit of foxing to the first few pages in the front and minor foxing to page edges and top, otherwise inside is clean, complete, and tight, spine is a bit faded with its stamped gold flags, still a very nice piece.

Seller: Barry's Books, Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, WINSTON.. Ian Hamilton's March.. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Description: 12mo. xiv; 409 pages. With a black and white frontispiece. Nick and light rubbing to the spinal extremities otherwise a very good moderately bright copy in original red cloth lettered in gilt on the upper cover and ruled and lettered in gilt on the spine. Armorial bookplate of John A. H. Drought on the front pastedown. Guarded frontispiece plus ten maps and plans, including one folding map of the march route. Eight pages of ads plus 32 pages of catalogue bound in at rear.

Seller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA, Asheville, NC, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer.. London To Ladysmith via Pretoria.. Longmans, Green and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Description: 496 pp. 8vo. Publisher's gilt-decorated red cloth. No dust jacket. First American edition. Very good; a tight copy with slight rubbing to extremities. Bookplate and 1900 ink gift inscription. With maps and plans as called for in Contents page.

Seller: Jeffrey H. Marks, Rare Books, ABAA, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: This is Churchill's fourth book and the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. This one relates the exciting story of his capture by the Boers and the subsequent daring escape that made him a celebrity. The first edition is a beautiful book, but notoriously fragile and prone to wear. This first edition, first printing copy is in good condition. The pictorial front cover shows soiling, particularly at the edges. Soiling and staining on the rear cover is heavier. The spine gilt and red lettering are still clearly visible, but there is a slight vertical dimple, as well as wrinkling and soiling at the spine ends. The contents are clean and tight with no inscriptions. Light spotting is confined to text block edges with no spotting present internally. Moreover, the original black endpapers are intact, as are all maps and plans. However, the top corner of the ffep is cut away. The edge of the first folding map and the folding map at page 448 are both frayed from being misfolded and slightly protruding from the text block and the contents are slightly age toned. A respectable and sound copy, even if far from fine. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.1.a, Woods/ICS A4(a.1), Langworth p.53.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans & Green, New York and Bombay, 1900.

Price: US$260.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 498 pp. 12mo. Shelfwear to boards, bumping to spine ends and corners. Spine lightly browned and slightly wrinkled. With map. Light foxing to fore edge and fep's. Previous owner's name to fep.

Seller: Cellar Stories Bookstore, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

Winston Spencer Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green and Co, 1900.

Price: US$264.20 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Published by Longmans, Green and co., London; 1900. 8vo. Condition: Good. First edition, first printing of Churchill’s 4th book. All first edition points are present, including the adverts for the second impression of ‘The River War’ and the seventh thousand of ‘The Malakand Field Force’, followed by the publisher’s catalogue, with 50,000 - 10/99 at the base of the last page. London to Ladysmith is the first of Churchill’s books based on his time on the front in South Africa during the second Boer War, and the newspaper dispatches he sent. There are 27 letters and telegrams written to the Morning Post between 1899 and 1900 contained in the book. This important historical first edition is bound in it’s original publishers beige cloth boards with an illustration of an amoured train to the front and gold gilt and red lettering to the spine. It is illustrated with four maps, three of which fold out, and four plans. There is some soiling and riubbing to the boards, with a slightly lighter rectangle visible to the bottom of the front board, and bumping to the spine ends and corners. Inside, there is some splitting of the spine visible between the front board and front free endpaper, a bookseller’s pencilled annotation and a neat ownership inscription dated 1902. There is a small tear to the top of the first fold out map, and the outer edge of it is a little frayed. Apart from this, however, the pages are remarkably clean and bright with only the odd age spot and a very small amount of toning to a handul of pages. In all this is a Good copy of this early First edition by Winston Churchill, which provides an important insight into his time as an officer during the Boer War, before he returned and entered politics.

Seller: Everlasting Editions, Croydon, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$264.20 + shipping

Description: 'New Impression' (published in the same format and year as the first). Illustrated with folding coloured map, 3 further folding maps, 4 plans, pp. (xiv), 498, 2 of adverts, 32-page of publisher's catalogue. Publisher's pictorial beige cloth, coated black endpapers. Ownership inscription and armorial bookplate of John Sharpe. A very good copy with some acceptable age-related handling and toning, some wear to inside paper joints but no major defects. Winston Churchill's personal account of the first five months of the Boer War, which includes impressions on the Relief of Ladysmith, and also the story of WSC's capture, and dramatic escape from the Boers; He was captured while a military reporter, but fled his prison camp and travelled almost 300 miles to Portuguese Lourenço Marques in Delagoa Bay, with the assistance of an English mine manager. His escape made him a minor national hero for a time in Britain, though instead of returning home, he rejoined General Buller's army on its march to relieve the British at the Siege of Ladysmith and take Pretoria. He was one of the first British troops through, and in fact, alongside his cousin the Duke of Marlborough, was able to get ahead on horseback to demand and receive the surrender of 52 Boer guards from the prison camp.

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Ian Hamilton's March. Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria. Longman's, Green, and Co., London, 1900, 1900.

Price: US$264.20 + shipping

Description: SECOND EDITION. Octavo. Illustrated with portrait, 10 maps and plans (some folding). Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper, black end papers. Prelims spotted, minor wear to cloth. A very good copy. Containing many corrections, this second printing appeared one month after the first, in November 1900 [Woods a5]. Churchill, having resigned his commission in the British Army, was nonetheless drawn to the Second Boer War, and arranged to be sent to Africa as a correspondent for The Morning Post. This book charts Lieutenant-General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton's campaign progress from Bloemfontein to Pretoria, during which time he fought numerous sizeable conflicts with Boer forces. WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", A5. Langworth [p58].

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston Spencer. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$270.98 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Red cloth darkened, mottled and rubbed. Closed edges a little tanned, foxed and dusty, gutters weak, prelims foxed with occasional patches throughout, otherwise content clean and bright. Fold-out map and publishers catalogue to rear. Size: 8vo

Seller: Bookcase, Carlisle, United Kingdom

Winston Spencer Churchill. Ian Hamiltons March. Longmans, Green , and Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$270.98 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: With Portrait, Maps and Plans. Together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant T. H. C. Frankland a prinsoner of war at Pretoria. 409 pp.

Seller: St Marys Books And Prints Wisden Dealers, Stamford, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$275.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, second and final printing, of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. The first edition, second printing was produced a month after the first printing and is nearly identical, the main differences being the addition of the words "Second Edition" to the title page and notation of the second printing on the copyright page, a boxed list of the author’s preceding books on the half-title verso, and four small emendations to the text. This is an extremely nice, very good plus copy. How we wish it were a first printing! The good news is that it costs much less and looks identical on the shelf. The red cloth binding is far better than usually seen - clean and tight with sharp corners, no appreciable soiling, and bright gilt. Spine presentation is excellent. Wear is trivial, mostly confined to some wrinkling at the spine ends, and the spine retains almost the same color as the bright and clean covers, with only very minor sunning. The contents are bright with a crisp, unread feel. All maps and plans are present and intact, as are the original black endpapers and the tissue guard at the frontispiece. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is primarily confined to the prelims through the dedication page, and the page edges. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later rendered him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first book of Boer War despatches, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle, which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Arriving home from South Africa in July 1900, Churchill spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". The British first edition of Ian Hamilton's March was published just a few weeks later, on 12 October, with this second and final printing following in November. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.c, Woods/ICS A5(b), Langworth p.59.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston, Spencer. London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans Green & Co 1900, 1900.

Price: US$275.00 + shipping

Description: New impressions a very good copy in the original pictorial cloth.

Seller: Collectors Treasury, Johannesburg, South Africa

Churchill, Winston Spencer.. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.. London: Longmans Green & Co, 1900.

Price: US$275.04 + shipping

Description: xiv, 498 pp, numerous maps including multifodling coloured frontis map, occasional plans as called for. Contemporary red calf gilt sides, rebacked in matching modern red calf, marbled endpapers & leaf edges. Netherthorpe Grammar School Book Prize plate to front paste down endpaper. 19 cm x 13 cm. Minor markings to sides, wear to folding map fore-edge margin, contents lightly age browned with some random foxing. Lacks the publishers catalogue to the rear.

Seller: John Turton, Crook, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston Spencer. Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania (Longmans' Colonial Library). Longmans, Green & Co., London & Bombay, 1900.

Price: US$290.29 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Winston Churchill's third book & only work of fiction. LONGMANS' COLONIAL LIBRARY. Published simultaneously with the First UK Edition. Bottom of title page notes: "This Edition is intended for circulation only in India and the British Colonies". With "1900" to title page, & "Copyright, 1899, by / Longmans, Green, and Co./ All Rights Reserved" to copyright page (verso of title page). No mention of New Impression. Apparently Longmans' Colonial Library edition is much scarcer & harder to find than the first US or UK editions (4,000 & 1,500 copies printed respectively). There were 1,500 copies of the first impression of the Colonial Library edition published & distributed throughout the empire (published simultaneously with the First UK Edition), in both softcover & illustrated cloth hardcover binding. PLEASE NOTE: This hardcover copy has been REBOUND in plain maroon ribbed cloth with gilt lettering to spine - "Savrola - Churchill" - (no publisher logo, see various photographs). Unclear whether it's been rebound from the sheets of a soft or hardcover copy. Final page states: "Printed from American plates at the Aberdeen University Press". With author's Prefatory Note: "This story was written in 1897, and has already appeared in serial form in Macmillan's Magazine. Since its first reception was not unfriendly, I resolved to publish it as a book, and I now submit it with considerable trepidation to the judgment or clemency of the public". With publisher's boxed advertisement for Churchill's The River War & The Story of the Malakand on verso of half-title page (opposite title page). No additional advertisements. Hardcover copy, REBOUND in plain maroon ribbed cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. No dustjacket. Handling wear, long split along length of outside front gutter & both inside hinges split at endpaper folds (but all holding tight), binding cocked, mild foxing throughout, two pages with tiny closed tears to upper margin, otherwise a nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. Overall VERY GOOD. ix + 345pp. Extremely RARE Colonial Library edition, albeit rebound. Size: 18.5 x 12cm

Seller: Bookwood, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Churchill, Winston S.. Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. Longmans Green and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$298.26 + shipping

Description: First edition, second issue without the date on verso of title page. A good + copy in publisher's cloth. The cloth is a bit rubbed and frayed at the head and food of spine, 3 " split to lower joint, slight lean, with some light browning to the prelims. Small booksellers blind stamp to front end paper.

Seller: Blackrock Rare Books, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Churchill, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$300.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Red buckram with gold stamping on front cover and spine, t.e.g. Faded at spine and fading of the top edge gilding. Otherwise a tight, unfoxed copy. Library bookplate on front pastedown, blindstamp on title page and page 1, traces of brown pocket on rear pastedown. Contains all the maps and plans called for, including 3 folding maps. A good serviceable copy, much better than a reading copy.

Seller: Reader's Corner, Inc., Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston D.. Ian Hamilton's March Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland A Prisoner of War at Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$300.00 + shipping

Description: A near fine copy in the original red cloth, spine sl. faded, hint scarring to front board, contents clean tight and virually unread.

Seller: Collectors Treasury, Johannesburg, South Africa

CHURCHILL,, Winston Spencer.. LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA.. London, Longmans, Green, 1900., 1900.

Price: US$308.66 + shipping

Description: xiv+498 +32pp. 8vo. Original cloth, some heavy insect damage to boards and mild edgewear to corners. Name in pencil on half title. Frontis map with some creases. A very good copy. First Edition.

Seller: Grant's Bookshop, Black Rock, VIC, Australia

Winston S.Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans Green & Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$331.95 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Very Good copy, gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners gently rubbed, page edges gently toned, rear joint very gently frayed, front board very gently creased, previous owners sticker on front paste down, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.

Seller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books, Rugby, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston Spencer. IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH. London:Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900.

Price: US$350.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: New York:Longmans, Green, and Co. 1900. 409pp + folded map. Ex-library copy. Hardcover. Covers are lightly worn with some sun-fading to the spine. Library number at the bottom of the spine. Binding is slightly cocked. Interior is clean and free of stray markings aside from library bookplate on the inside front board and stamp on the frontispiece, title page and map on page 48. This is Churchill's fifth book, second to be based on newspaper dispatches from the front in South Africa. This is one of 1533 issued American editions, compared to the 5003 copies of the British edition. Overall, this is a very good copy.

Seller: Parnassus Book Service, Inc, YarmouthPort, MA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$350.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Here is the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fifth book - the second of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted in South Africa between the descendants of Dutch settlers and the British. As an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, Churchill swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter - on 18 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first Boer War book, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, contained 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 and was published in England in mid-May. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, comprising 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Churchill arrived on 20 July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, capitalizing on his war status and winning his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election." The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held and from which he had famously escaped. The title takes its name from General Sir Ian Hamilton's campaign from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Churchill would maintain a life-long friendship with Hamilton, who would be involved in the Gallipoli landings and to whom Churchill would sell his first country home. Published on 26 November 1900, the U.S. first edition was thus available for sale when Churchill arrived in New York on 8 December 1900 for his first North American lecture tour. The U.S. first edition saw only a single printing. The number sold is unclear, but seems to be fewer than 1,500. This American edition is thus considerably more scarce than the British first edition, of which more than 5,000 first printing copies were issued. Like the U.S. first edition of Ladysmith, the U.S. first edition of Ian Hamilton's March is bound in pebble grain red buckram which proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. Here is a good plus copy. The red cloth binding is square and retains both sharp corners and bright gilt. The spine is bit darkened, but evenly and with only mild wear, thus presenting unusually well on the shelf. The front cover shows some of the mottling of the color to which this edition is prone around the perimeter and has a slight outward warp. The contents remain clean with no previous ownership marks. All maps and plans are present and perfectly preserved, as are the frontispiece and tissue guard. The only spotting we find is limited to the half-title verso and facing frontispiece verso. The front hinge is a bit tender, but still fully intact. Faint evidence of a moisture stain barely shows at the upper right corner of pages 61 to 287. The top edge gilt is a bit dulled and the fore and bottom edges age-toned. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.2, Woods/ICS A5(ca), Langworth p.61.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$350.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fourth book - the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers and made a daring escape that made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill was first elected to Parliament the same year his two Boer War books - London to Ladysmith via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton's March - were published. The American edition offered here is more scarce than the British, with a single printing of just 3,000 copies issued. The pebble grain red cloth of this edition proved durable, but susceptible to blotchy wear and discoloration, particularly on the spine. This copy is in very good condition The binding remains square and tight. Minor wear is primarily confined to the corners and spine ends, with a trivial hint of fraying to the upper rear hinge. The spine is darkened, with dulled gilt and a barely discernable faint dark stain to the upper third, but remains nicely rounded and uniform in tone. The contents remain clean and bright with no previous owner inscriptions or bookplates. All maps and plans are intact and properly folded with no tears or wear. The top edge gilt remains bright. The fore and bottom edges show modest age-toning, but no soiling or spotting. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.2, Woods/ICS A4(b), Langworth p.55.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Sir Winston S.. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria.. New York: Longmans, Green, 1900., 1900.

Price: US$375.00 + shipping

Description: First American edition. Original red cloth, now a little darkened on spine, lettered and ruled in gilt; lightly rubbed at spine ends and along bottom edge. Lacks frontis map (no evidence that it was ever bound in). Apart from missing map, a fine, bright, tight copy.

Seller: Wilfrid M. de Freitas - Bookseller, ABAC, Montreal, QC, Canada

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing, first issue of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later rendered him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first book of Boer War despatches, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle, which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Arriving home from South Africa in July 1900, Churchill spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". This British first edition of Ian Hamilton's March was published just a few weeks later. Here is the first edition, first printing in very good condition. The red cloth covers show only light shelf wear. Spine presentation is quite decent. The spine retains bright gilt and the red color is only slightly darkened with a bit of wear at the spine ends and along the hinges, the worst of which is a touch of fraying at the top of the spine and a small, .25 inch hole at the rear hinge. The contents are bright, retaining the original black endpapers, the folding map at the rear, and the tissue guard at the frontispiece. There is spotting at the prelims, heaviest on the title page, and very slight on the text block edges. The sole previous ownership marking is an oval ink stamp on the title page. The folding map following p.409 has been professionally backed with muslin. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Here is the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fifth book - the second of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted in South Africa between the descendants of Dutch settlers and the British. As an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, Churchill swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter - on 18 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first Boer War book, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, contained 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 and was published in England in mid-May. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, comprising 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Churchill arrived on 20 July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, capitalizing on his war status and winning his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election." The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held and from which he had famously escaped. The title takes its name from General Sir Ian Hamilton's campaign from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Churchill would maintain a life-long friendship with Hamilton, who would be involved in the Gallipoli landings and to whom Churchill would sell his first country home. Published on 26 November 1900, the U.S. first edition was thus available for sale when Churchill arrived in New York on 8 December 1900 for his first North American lecture tour. The U.S. first edition saw only a single printing. The number sold is unclear, but seems to be fewer than 1,500. This American edition is thus considerably more scarce than the British first edition, of which more than 5,000 first printing copies were issued. Like the U.S. first edition of Ladysmith, the U.S. first edition of Ian Hamilton's March is bound in pebble grain red buckram which proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. Offered here is a very good copy. The red cloth binding is tight and square. Light wear is confined to extremities. The spine has a 1.5 inch vertical line of slight discoloration beginning at the lower part of the title and some mild blotchiness and soiling to the lower quarter of the spine. Exterior presentation is nonetheless quite respectable for this scarce and wear-prone edition. The contents are clean, bright, and entirely free of spotting. The top edge gilt remains bright, though lightly soiled and with a small oval stain. The tissue over the frontispiece is intact, as are all maps and plans. There is a decorative owner bookplate on the front pastedown and the name of this same owner inked on the ffep and dated "1903". Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.2, Woods/ICS A5(ca), Langworth p.61.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fourth book - the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers and made a daring escape that made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. The American edition offered here is more scarce than the British, with a single printing of just 3,000 copies issued. The pebble grain red cloth of this edition proved durable, but susceptible to blotchy wear and discoloration, particularly on the spine. This copy is in very good plus condition. Spine presentation is unusually good; the spine remains bright with neither toning nor sunning, even color, and bright gilt. The binding is tight and clean overall, with sharp corners. The inevitable wear is modest, light overall, a little heavier at spine ends. The binding shows a very slight lean (that may be correctable). The only blemish is a single 1/8 inch diameter dark spot on the spine near the front hinge just above the author's name. The contents are bright and clean. All maps and plans are present and in excellent condition. We find no spotting. A single decorative bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown and there is a small dark ink stain on both the pastedown and facing ffep. The top edge gilt remains bright and clean. The fore and bottom edges are clean and just slightly age-toned. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.2, Woods/ICS A4(b), Langworth p.55

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing, first issue of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. Condition of this copy is good, sound and original, though aesthetically flawed. The publisher’s red cloth binding is square and tight with sharp corners. Shelf presentation is respectable, the gilt still bright and the red color only modestly and uniformly toned, a little wrinkled at the spine ends, with a few tiny black spots. The chief detraction of this copy is mottling of the color, significant on the front cover, confined to the bottom edge of the rear cover. The contents are quite good, with a crisp, unread feel. The frontispiece and tissue guard are intact, as are all of the maps and plans and the original black endpapers. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is light, substantially confined to the half-title, Appendix, and page edges. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later rendered him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first book of Boer War despatches, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle, which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Arriving home from South Africa in July 1900, Churchill spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". The British first edition of Ian Hamilton's March was published just a few weeks later. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Sir Winston. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Octavo, folding color frontispiece map, plus 3 other maps (2 folding), 498 pp. 32 pages of publisher's ads and 4 plans. Original tan pictorial cloth, stamped in black, black coated end papers. Neat owner's name on FEP, light foxing to half-title. Light wear at extremities. A very handsome copy.

Seller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA, Sun City West, AZ, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$425.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is Churchill's fourth book and the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers and made a daring escape that made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. The American edition offered here is more scarce than the British, with a single printing of just 3,000 copies issued. The pebble grain red cloth of this edition proved durable, but susceptible to blotchy wear and discoloration, particularly on the spine. This copy is a very good+, collector worthy example. The binding is tight and square, retaining a nicely rounded spine. The spine retains unusually bright color and gilt, though some of the usual light wear is present, as is a small blemish at the left side of the author's name. Nonetheless, spine presentation is far above average. The covers likewise retain vivid color and bright gilt. The corners are all just a bit soft and there is a very small black ink mark on the blank rear cover. The contents are clean and tight with all maps and plans present and intact. No spotting. There is an inked previous owner name and note dated "Oct 20th 1934" on the ffep. The top edge gilt remains bright. The page edges show the typical age toning. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.2, Woods/ICS A4(b), Langworth p.55

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston Spencer Churchill. Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1900.

Price: US$429.50 + shipping

Description: For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with the joins starting to part at both boards. Leans. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Subscription library plate to the pastedown, stamp to the title page but no further marks. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Some light spotting throughout.

Seller: BookLovers of Bath, Peasedown St. John, BATH, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, WINSTON SPENCER.. Ian Hamilton's March.. Longmans, Green., London., 1900.

Price: US$440.95 + shipping

Description: Folding map, 409pp, appendix, 6 + 32 page publisher's catalogue bound in at rear, prelims foxed, neat signature of a prior owner one prelim, upper cloth trifle flecked in one small place, light shelf wear head and tail of spine, inoffensive stain on front paste down where bookplate has been removed, some occasional foxing throughout. This volume of letters to the Morning Post continues on from Churchill's earlier book 'London to Ladysmith via Pretoria'. The correspondence which extends from March 31st to June 14, 1900 includes four letters which were previously unpublished. The contents set forth the march of Ian Hamilton's column "on the flank of Lord Roberts' main army," from Bloemfontein to Pretoria, and it is stated that this force "encountered and overcame the brunt of the Boer resistance," and traversing 400 miles of the enemy's country, fought ten general actions and fourteen smaller affairs, capturing five towns. . There is an interesting account of the life of the captured officers in Pretoria, and the volume contains a portrait of General Ian Hamilton, and a number of maps and plans illustrating his march. Mendelssohn 338.

Seller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Churchill, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Company, New York, 1900.

Price: US$450.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Old name on endpaper, bookstore stamp, light rubbing on cloth ; Red cloth, teg, 3 foldout maps, one in color ; 3 foldout maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages

Seller: T. A. Borden Books, Olney, MD, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$450.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is Churchill's fourth book and the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers and made a daring escape that made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. The first edition is a beautiful book with a distinctive, pictorial front cover, but is notoriously fragile and prone to wear, soiling, and spotting. This very good first edition, first printing copy is better than most, despite a flaw at the head of the spine. The khaki cloth binding remains tight and nearly square, with just a slight lean that is likely correctable. Spine presentation is very good, with bright gilt, clearly visible red subtitle, and only very mild toning and soiling and the usual vertical dimple at the center. The pardonable flaw that prevents this from being a superior copy is a .5 inch vertical tear at the head of the spine just above the "L" in "LONDON. The pictorial front cover and blank rear cover are only lightly soiled and the binding shows only minor wear confined to the spine ends and lower corners. The contents are unusually clean, and tight. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all maps and plans, which are pristine, including the notoriously fragile folding maps. We find no previous ownership markings. This is a quite respectable original and unrestored first edition, first printing, with only the minor flaw of the small tear in the spine cloth to detract. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.1.a, Woods/ICS A4(a.1), Langworth p.53.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston Churchill. LONDON TO LADYSMITH Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$450.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Octavo. Folding color frontispiece map, 498pp., (2)pp. advertisement for Churchill's The River War and The Malakand Field Force, 32pp. publisher's ads, 3 other maps (2 folding), and 4 plans. Bound in tan pictorial cloth stamped in black, lettering red and black, pictorial spine gilt and red, black endpapers with small booksellers embossed stamp to upper corner of front fly, neat owner's name and dated 1900 to upper corner of half-title; light scattered foxing to preliminaries; internally clean. Mild stain lower spine edge. A very handsome copy.

Seller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA, Sun City West, AZ, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.. London to Ladysmith. Longmans Green, London, 1900.

Price: US$450.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Tan cloth with lettering in gilt black and red. All maps and ads present. Foxing to prelims and title but only to edges after. Some invisible restoration to spine head and gutters. Collectible copy. Size: Octavo

Seller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB, Toronto, ON, Canada

Churchill, Winston S.. LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA. Longmans, Green, 1900.

Price: US$464.00 + shipping

Description: LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA, Longmans, Green, 1900, first American edition, spine lettering dulled, else a vg/vg+ copy with all maps and illustrations present and in fine condition. 1/3,000 copies.

Seller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979, ROCHESTER, MI, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$475.00 + shipping

Description: This is a quite respectable copy of the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fourth published book. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria is the first of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria contains 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900. It was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Churchill returned from South Africa in July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". The American edition offered here is both distinctly different in appearance and more scarce than its British first edition counterpart. The U.S. first edition saw just a single printing of which no more than an estimated 1,850 copies were sold. As opposed to the illustrated khaki cloth of the British first edition, this U.S. edition is bound in pebble grain red cloth that proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. This is an atypically bright and respectable copy in very good condition. The binding is square, clean, and tight with mild superficial scuffing and light wear to extremities, but is nonetheless quite bright for the edition, with no discernible color shift between the covers and spine and quite good shelf presentation for the edition. The contents are notably bright with no previous ownership marks. All maps and plans are intact, including the folding maps, which remain properly folded. The top edge gilt is bright. Trivial spotting is confined to the fore and bottom edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.2, Woods/ICS A4(b), Langworth p.55.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

SOUTH AFRICA] [BOER WAR] CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, & Co, New York, 1900.

Price: US$495.00 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Publisher's maroon cloth boards, lettered in gilt; xi, 496pp; four folding maps (including frontispiece); illus. Front board faintly stained; foxing to front endpaper; still a tight, attractive copy, easily Very Good and with the frontispiece folding map in excellent condition. Churchill's third book, a first-hand account of events in the Boer War.

Seller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA, Winchester, VA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. London To Ladysmith, Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Co. London 1900, 1900.

Price: US$499.00 + shipping

Description: 2nd imp. orig. dec. cloth Very Good sm. 8vo. xiv + 498pp., (32pp. ads.), fldg, maps & plans, Second impression. Some foxing but generally VG

Seller: Andrew Barnes Books / Military Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Churchill, Winston Spencer. Ian Hamilton's March. Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900., 1900.

Price: US$500.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Good condition in a plastic sleeve that is a 1/2 inch taller than book. Red boards and black endpapers. Spine is faded. Spine tips and cover corners are bumped. Cover surfaces are mildly soiled with a small ink spot on back cover. Damp staining on edges of front and back fly leaves and at top corner of page edge. Two inch light damp stain on top page edge. Heavy foxing on half title page and on preceding blank pages. Some staining on page edges. 409 pages plus frontispiece, folding map, and 32 page publisher's catalog. Nine text illustrations.

Seller: Jerry Merkel, XENIA, OH, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$500.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing, first issue of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later rendered him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first book of Boer War despatches, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle, which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Arriving home from South Africa in July 1900, Churchill spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". This British first edition of Ian Hamilton's March was published just a few weeks later. Here is the first edition, first printing. This copy is in respectable, very good condition. The red cloth binding is square and sound, but bears the usual darkening to the spine, some wear at the hinges, spine ends and corners, and moderate soiling to the front and rear covers. Nonetheless, the spine and front cover gilt remains bright and clearly legible. The contents are bright and tight. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all maps and plans, including the tipped-in folding map at page 409. The frontispiece and protective tissue covering are likewise intact. Spotting is very light in the main body of the text, a bit heavier at the prelims. A single inked owner name appears on the ffep. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$500.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers. His daring escape made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900, including four letters which had never appeared in periodical form. (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105) The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. It was published in England in October, just a few weeks after Churchill's first election to Parliament. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith, with a second and final printing adding only 1,700 copies. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. This first edition, first printing is in good plus condition, sound and unrestored with some cosmetic detractions. The red cloth binding remains tight with bright boards. We note minor wear at corners and wrinkling at spine ends, modest spine toning and some concavity to the spine, a two inch moisture stain at the rear hinge, and a very slight forward lean to the binding. The contents remain bright with a crisp feel. All maps and plans are present, as well as the frontispiece and tissue guard, and the original black endpapers are intact. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is primarily confined to the page edges and first few leaves, only occasionally intruding slightly into the blank inner text margins. The page edges show mild age-toning, the top edge light dust soiling. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green and Co., 91 and 93 Fifth Avenue, New York, 1900.

Price: US$500.00 + shipping

Description: First American edition, one of 3000 copies (English was 10, 000 copies). Folding map. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth. Some wear at head and tail, but very good copy First American edition, one of 3000 copies (English was 10, 000 copies).

Seller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA, New York, NY, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans Green & Co, 1900.

Price: US$500.00 + shipping

Description: A very good copy in the original pictorial cloth, spine darkened, neatly and professionally recased and refurbished, the text with scattered light foxing.

Seller: Collectors Treasury, Johannesburg, South Africa

Churchill, Winston.. Ian Hamilton's March.. Longmans,Green,and Co., London. 1900., 1900.

Price: US$535.18 + shipping

Description: First Edition. 8vo. Portrait frontis, plus 10 maps and plans ( one folding).32pp of publishers adverts. Publishers deep red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. VG, (spine bumped and rubbed), fresh boards slight shininess and surface pitting. Some foxing to prelims, edges dusty otherwise clean, bright and tight. A pleasing and attractive example. 10955

Seller: Holybourne Rare Books ABA ILAB, Alton, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Ian Hamilton's March. Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$535.18 + shipping

Description: FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated with portrait, 10 maps and plans (some folding). Finely bound in recent burgundy half morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, burgundy cloth boards, black end papers. Publisher's original gilt entitled spine and upper bound in at rear. A fine copy. Churchill, having resigned his commission in the British Army, was nonetheless drawn to the Second Boer War, and arranged to be sent to Africa as a correspondent for The Morning Post. This book charts Lieutenant-General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton's campaign progress from Bloemfontein to Pretoria, during which time he fought numerous sizeable conflicts with Boer forces. WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", A5. Langworth [p58].

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Ian Hamilton's March. Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$535.18 + shipping

Description: FIRST EDITION. Octavo, ppxiv; 409; [1], blank; [4], ads; [2], blank; [32], catalogue. Handsomely bound in half brown morocco, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt 'lion rampant' motif to spine, t.e.g. Publisher's cloth bound in at rear. Illustrated with portrait, 10 maps and plans (some folding). Internally clean; a fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Churchill, having resigned his commission in the British Army, was nonetheless drawn to the Second Boer War, and arranged to be sent to Africa as a correspondent for The Morning Post. This book charts Lieutenant-General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton's campaign progress from Bloemfontein to Pretoria, during which time he fought numerous sizeable conflicts with Boer forces. WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", A5. Langworth, p.58.

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$550.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing, first issue of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later rendered him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first book of Boer War despatches, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle, which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Arriving home from South Africa in July 1900, Churchill spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". This British first edition of Ian Hamilton's March was published just a few weeks later. Here is the first edition, first printing in very good condition. This is a tight, square copy with excellent contents and showing very little wear, humbled only by soiled covers and lightly sunned spine. The contents are crisp, bright, and tight. No previous ownership markings. Trivial spotting is confined to the prelims and text block edges. No inscriptions or previous ownership marks of any kind. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all maps and plans, and both the frontispiece and protective tissue cover. The folding map at the rear is properly folded with no tears. The red cloth binding is tight and square, with sharp corners and nicely rounded spine. Moreover, there is very little wear, the only exception being a .25 inch tear at the head of the spine. The spine gilt remains clearly legible and fairly bright, although the spine is very lightly sunned. The covers show a fair amount of soiling and some fading of the front cover gilt. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March, finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere. Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$550.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, second and final printing of Churchill's fifth published book, finely bound by the renowned Bayntun-Riviere bindery of Bath, England. The binding is half-brown calf over tan cloth boards with hubbed spine, red spine title label, green spine author label, gilt-decorated spine compartments, gilt top edge, head and foot bands, and marbled endpapers. Condition is near fine. The binding is square, tight, and unfaded with only trivial spine creasing and scuffs. The contents are well-suited to the fine binding, notably clean for the edition. We find only a trivial amount of spotting to the upper title page and a few pages within and the fore and bottom edges are clean, showing only modest age-toning. All maps and plans are intact, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith, with this second and final printing adding only 1,700 copies. Though erroneously designated "Second Edition" on the title page, this was actually a second printing, virtually identical to the first and issued only a month later, in November 1900. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later rendered him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first book of Boer War despatches, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in content, and scarcity. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. Bayntun-Riviere here proffer a considerable aesthetic upgrade to the original red cloth. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.104). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle, which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Arriving home from South Africa in July 1900, Churchill spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". The British first edition of Ian Hamilton's March was published just a few weeks later. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.c, Woods/ICS A5(a.2), Langworth p.59

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans Green & Co 1900, 1900.

Price: US$550.00 + shipping

Description: 1st ed, fine in contemporary half calf, cloth sides, sl. wear spine ends and corners.

Seller: Collectors Treasury, Johannesburg, South Africa

CHURCHILL Winston S.. Ian Hamilton's March. Together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a prisoner of war at Pretoria.. 1900, 1900.

Price: US$551.19 + shipping

Description: London: Longmans Green 1900. 8vo. Original cloth (slightly rubbed). Gilt. (xiv 410 38pp.). With frontisp. portr. by John Singer Sargent with tissue-guard and 10 maps 1 of which is fold. 1st ed. (Woods A5). Some slight foxing on prelims occasional pencil underlining otherwise an excellent unsophisticated copy.

Seller: Berkelouw Books, Berrima, NSW, Australia

Churchill, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1900, 1900.

Price: US$569.00 + shipping

Description: 1st Edition. xiv,498pp. + 32pp. adspp. Octavo. Three folding maps (including frontispiece in colour) and illustrations in text (maps and plans). In original decorated brown cloth with occasional foxing to a few pages. Original black endpapers. Text a bit browned as usual. Edges a bit soiled. Spine slightly dull and a bit soiled. Signature of A M Pirie dated 1901 on first blank. good to very good Woods A4 (1st English Edition). A personal record of the author's experiences in the first five months of the African war originally published in the 'Morning Post.' 10,000 copies were published for the first edition and another 500 copies were printed a few days later.

Seller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC, Calgary, AB, Canada

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$575.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing, first issue of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later rendered him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first book of Boer War despatches, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle, which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Arriving home from South Africa in July 1900, Churchill spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". This British first edition of Ian Hamilton's March was published just a few weeks later. Here is the first edition, first printing in very good condition. The contents of this copy are of particular note, being crisp, bright, tight, and almost entirely free of the spotting typically found in this edition. No inscriptions or previous ownership marks of any kind. The original black endpapers are intact, as are all maps and plans, and both the frontispiece and protective tissue cover. Even the rear folding map is pristine. The red cloth binding retains strong, unfaded color, bright gilt, and shows only minor wear to extremities. There is light overall soiling with some darkening to the spine, puckering at the spine ends, and a modest lean to the binding. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$575.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is Churchill's fourth book and the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers and made a daring escape that made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. The first edition is a beautiful book with a distinctive, pictorial front cover, but is notoriously fragile and prone to wear, soiling, and spotting. This first edition, first printing copy is not perfect, but better than many we see, in very good condition. Moreover, it is accompanied by a custom slipcase. The khaki cloth binding remains tight and square, with a nicely rounded spine. Spine presentation is quite respectable, with both the gilt and red subtitle remaining bright. The binding shows minor wear at the spine ends, corners, and hinges, with a bit of fraying at the rear hinge. The significant visual flaw is some sunning to the top edge of the front cover across the title. The pictorial front cover is only lightly soiled, as is the rear cover. The contents are unusually clean, and tight. We find no inscriptions or internal markings. The original black endpapers are present and intact. All maps are present and complete, though the folding map at pages 366 and 448 were a bit creased and frayed at the edges and have been neatly and professionally reinforced. Internal spotting is light, heaviest on the title page. The page edges show only light spotting and age-toning. The slipcase accompanying the volume is coated in marbled paper with tan edges at the opening. The slipcase is in fine condition. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.1.a, Woods/ICS A4(a.1), Langworth p.53.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston Spencer. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$596.53 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First edition, first issue, with ads dated 10/99. Complete with the four maps, one folding. A very good copy in publisher's cloth, minor rubbing to the edges of binding with spine and corners a touch browned. Previous owner's blindstamp on front end paper, some browning to a few places in the text, overall a very good solid copy.

Seller: Blackrock Rare Books, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Churchill, Winston S.. SAVROLA A TALE OF THE REVOLUTION IN LAURANIA. Longmans, Green and Co., London, New York and Bombay, 1900.

Price: US$600.00 + shipping

Description: Dark green cloth, stamped in gilt. Mudie's Library label on upper cover, cloth sizing flecked heavily, some foxing to endleaves, shallow tidemark at lower fore-corner, some soiling to top edge; a sound, but quite traveled copy. First British edition, printed from electrotypes of the U.S.printing. This is the variant without the U.K. copyright notice on the verso of the integral title-leaf. Tipped in is the uncommon slip for Mudie's subscribers requesting that they make a reservation for purchase of secondhand copies when available. Churchill's only full-length work of fiction. WOODS A3b.

Seller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$600.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Gilt lettered red cloth. Illustrated with maps and plans. Churchill's adventures during the Boer War. Foxing to prelims and outside edge. Cloth repaired at head and heel of spine. Inscription dated 1901 on first blank. Gilt worn on spine but still a solid copy. Size: 8vo

Seller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB, Toronto, ON, Canada

Winston S Churchill. SAVROLA. longmans green and co, london, 1900.

Price: US$636.79 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 345pp 2pp ads 1st edition 1st state with date on verso of title page book tight cloth bright with gilt titles, webbing of cloth prone to wear reinforced and repaired rear spine and top of spine, slight browning rear free e/p Most of these books are well spotted this one only has very very minor spots on about 8 pagesThe book has a red stamp on front e/p kyrle society a society in london promoting beauty home to the people william morris was a supporter and in favour of arts and crafts very nice book of this rare churchill open to offers for quick sale pictures to follow

Seller: Bicknell books, worcester, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$650.00 + shipping

Description: This is an unusually clean copy of the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fourth published book. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria is the first of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria contains 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900. It was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Churchill returned from South Africa in July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". The American edition offered here is more scarce than the British, with a single printing of which no more than an estimated 1,850 copies were sold. This edition is bound in pebble grain red cloth that proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. This is an unusually clean and bright copy which we grade conservatively as very good plus. The binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and only light wear to extremities. This copy has been substantially spared the blotchy wear and spine darkening that most copies suffer, and retains bright spine gilt with only light, uniform spine sunning. The contents are notably bright with no previous ownership marks. All maps and plans are intact, including the folding maps, which remain properly folded. The top edge gilt is bright. Trivial spotting is confined to the fore and bottom edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.2, Woods/ICS A4(b), Langworth p.55.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans Green and Co, 1900, 1900.

Price: US$650.00 + shipping

Description: First Edition. a very good copy in the original pictorial cloth, short split foot rear joint, spine ends sl. wear, slight dustsoiling to boards. the internal hinges are uncracked, and the text clean and tight. a better than average copy of this classic narrative.

Seller: Collectors Treasury, Johannesburg, South Africa

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$670.67 + shipping

Description: [Travel/History] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp. xiv, 498 [2], and 32-page publisher's catalogue. Illustrated with folding coloured map, 3 further maps, 4 plans. Newly bound in full dark green morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Light and occasional spotting, first gathering washed when bound, exterior unmarked. An attractive copy. Winston Churchill's personal account of the first five months of the Boer War, which includes impressions on the Relief of Ladysmith, and also the story of WSC's capture, and dramatic escape from the Boers. He was captured while a military reporter, but fled his prison camp and travelled almost 300 miles to Portuguese Lourenço Marques in Delagoa Bay, with the assistance of an English mine manager. His escape made him a minor national hero for a time in Britain, though instead of returning home, he rejoined General Buller's army on its march to relieve the British at the Siege of Ladysmith and take Pretoria. He was one of the first British troops through, and in fact, alongside his cousin the Duke of Marlborough, was able to get ahead on horseback to demand and receive the surrender of 52 Boer guards from the prison camp.

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$675.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing of Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March was the second of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa during the Boer War. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later rendered him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first book of Boer War despatches, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, publishing 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held. Though a companion and sequel to London to Ladysmith, it is notably different in appearance, content, and scarcity. The first printing saw only 5,000 copies - half as many copies as London to Ladysmith. Where Ladysmith bore a lavishly illustrated binding, Ian Hamilton's March was bound in red cloth matching the style of Churchill's first published book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force - fitting, as these were the first and last Churchill first editions published by Longmans, Green, and Co. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Arriving home from South Africa in July 1900, Churchill spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". This British first edition of Ian Hamilton's March was published just a few weeks later. This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. The tight and square binding is unusually bright and clean for the edition, with vivid color and gilt, superior spine presentation, and only minor wear to extremities. The cosmetic flaw that prevents our grading - and pricing - this copy higher is faint evidence that something was once taped across the lower spine. The discoloration is barely discernible on the spine and rear cover, only readily noticeable as a 2 x .75 inch strip of mild discoloration to the lower front cover. This would be consistent with an ex-library spine label, except for the fact that there are absolutely no ex-library markings. The only previous ownership marks are the decorative bookplate of "Aubrey P. Taylor" affixed to the front pastedown and the same name ("A. P. Taylor") inked to the half title with the date "1900". The contents remain bright with a crisp feel. All maps and plans are intact, as is the original frontispiece and tissue guard, as well as the original black endpapers. Moderate spotting appears substantially confined to the prelims and page edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.1.a, Woods/ICS A5(a), Langworth p.59

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston Spencer Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1900.

Price: US$677.44 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1900. First edition, first printing. British first edition, first printing of Churchill's fourth published book. The leaf advertising the second impression of The River War [one side] and Seventh Thousand of The Malakand Field Force [the other side] is present as are the 32 pages with 50,000-10/99 [last page]. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria is the first of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armoured train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria contains 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900. It was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Churchill returned from South Africa in July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". Previous owner inscription to the front free end paper. Recently rebound in full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles with the lion rampant to the spine, all page edges gilt (some marks and scratches), marbled end papers. Condition Report Externally Spine – Fine condition Joints – Fine condition Corners – Fine condition Boards – Fine condition Page edges – Good condition with a couple of scratches and marks See above and photos Internally Hinges - Fine condition Front paste down – Fine condition Front free end paper – Good condition – foxed and inscribed Title – Good condition Pages – Fair to Good condition with some light foxing throughout, marks to one or two pages, repairs to the maps and folds to page corners See photos

Seller: Louis88Books, Andover, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. London To Ladysmith, Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green & Co. London 1900, 1900.

Price: US$709.00 + shipping

Description: new impression full leather Very Good sm. 8vo. xiv + 498pp., (32pp. ads.), fldg, maps & plans, Some foxing to prelims. o/w a nice, tight, clean copy. Bound in full burgundy leather with spine-label & raised bands on spine. On upper board is gilt device of Sydney Grammar School, still bright & clear. There is a Sydney Grammar School prize label dated 1900 on front paste-down. Some slight scuffing to boards but generally a very presentable copy

Seller: Andrew Barnes Books / Military Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Churchill, Winston S.. London to Ladysmith, Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green London 1900, 1900.

Price: US$709.00 + shipping

Description: 1st edition or. dec. cloth Very Good sm. 8vo. xiv + 498pp., (32pp. ads.), fldg, maps & plans, Scarce 1st ed. lacks ffep. o/w VG

Seller: Andrew Barnes Books / Military Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Churchill, Winston Spencer. Savrola 1st impression. Longmans, Green, and Company, London,, 1900.

Price: US$745.18 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Edition First impression 1900 Longmans . W ?H Smith subscription library sticker to pastedown (stamped "Sold"), small ink mark to verso of front blank (1cm "/\") odd few spots to first and last few leaves dusty top edge else a very good straight and clean copy. No ownership markings.

Seller: Finecopy ABA, Westbury, WILTS, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900.

Price: US$746.54 + shipping

Description: First edition, 8vo, xiv, 498, (2 advertisement), 32 catalogue pp. 4 maps - 3 folding plus 4 plans in the text, contemporary signature and some mild foxing to front blanks. Original fawn pictorial cloth, some mild rubbing and soiling, slight darkening of spine otherwise a very good copy. Wood A4.

Seller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB), Lewes, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$750.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is Churchill's fourth book and the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. This one relates the exciting story of his capture by the Boers and the subsequent daring escape that made him a celebrity. The first edition is a beautiful book, but notoriously fragile and prone to wear, soiling, and spotting. This first edition, first printing copy is not fine, but is far better than most copies we see. Spine presentation is the distinguishing feature of this copy; the spine cloth is unusually clean and both the gilt and red lettering remaining bright and clearly legible and with only minor wrinkling at the spine ends. The pictorial front cover shows only light soiling at the edges. The blank rear cover is lightly soiled and stained, but shows only minimal wear at the corners. The contents are bright and clean with virtually no internal spotting and no previous owner inscriptions. Spotting is confined to the text block edges. The original black endpapers are intact. Maps and plans are present, clean, and crisp. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.1.a, Woods/ICS A4(a.1), Langworth p.53.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston. Savrola. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, London, Bombay, 1900.

Price: US$875.00 + shipping

Description: Edition : First Edition, Full publisher?s decorative cloth, with gilt titles and ruling on upper board. Flat spine with gilt title. , Signature of previous owner in a neat hand on title. Savrola is a significant curiosity among the works of Churchill, as it was his only published fiction. It it therefore unique among his other works, which amount generally to memoirs and histories. Savrola was first published as a serial in Macmillan?s Magazine, and Churchill later resolved to put it out in in complete form. Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister in history to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was also the first person to be made an Honorary Citizen of the United States. , Size : 8vo (189x129mm) Very good condition, text clean.

Seller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books, Toronto, ON, Canada

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER.. LONDON TO LADYSMITH. Via Pretoria.. Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1900, 1900.

Price: US$880.67 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.4 inches). Illustrated with four maps, three of them fold out, & four plans printed within the text. Publishers advert leaf and 32pp catalogue, dated 10.99, at the end of text. Some browning and chipping to the outer edge of the frontis folding map (where it has previously been incorrectly folded and the edge protruded from the book) but only affecting the outer blank margin by about a half inch and not near the image. Some foxing to the first three leaves but overall a nice tight copy, the inner hinges without any of the cracking or splitting usually found on this title. Publishers beige cloth with illustration of an armoured train. Spine lettered in red and gilt, and with gilt decoration showing the Union Jack and the Transvaal flags. boards a bit rubbed and bumped to the extremities but still very good.

Seller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member., London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Savrola. Longmans, Green, and Company, London, 1900.

Price: US$895.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is Churchill's third book and only novel. A very young Churchill was exuberant about publication at the time. Even though Savrola was his third published book, it was actually the first book he undertook and the second he completed. He would later make deprecating comments about the work. In his 1930 autobiography he wrote, "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it [Savrola]." However, his mixed feelings about his only novel did not keep Churchill from writing a foreword to a new edition in 1956, in which he said: "The preface to the first edition in 1900 submitted the book 'with considerable trepidation to the judgment or the clemency of the public.' The intervening fifty-five years have somewhat dulled though certainly not changed my sentiments on this point." Irrespective of Churchill's feelings about his book and his limitations as a novelist, this novel certainly provides insight into the early perspective and sentiment of the then very young Churchill. Only 1,500 copies of the first British impression were printed and the survival rate is low, making this a great rarity and considerably more scarce than the U.S. first edition. Here is a first British edition, fist printing. This is an honest first edition that shows some wear and age, but is original and unrestored. The binding is tight and unfaded with bright gilt, but slightly cocked. The green cloth boards are sound, but show a little wear, particularly at the corners. The spine shows light wear along the hinges, as well as some wear at head and tail with just a little fraying at the head. There is a small .25 inch tear above the title on spine. The original black endpapers are intact. The webbing shows a bit at the rear hinge, but the binding is still snug and sound. There is minor spotting throughout, as is common with this edition. The spotting is heavier at the endpapers. There are no bookplates or inscriptions. But interestingly, the ffep is signed "W. Churchill R.H." With a little hope and imagination, one could imagine that "R.H." is a young Churchill, recently elected to Parliament, pompously putting the abbreviation for "Right Honourable" after his name - However, this signature does not look to us like an authentic author signature. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A3.2.a, Woods/ICS A3(ba.1), Langworth p.41

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Savrola. Longmans, Green, and Company, London, 1900.

Price: US$895.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is Churchill's third book and only novel. A very young Churchill was exuberant about publication at the time. Even though Savrola was his third published book, it was actually the first book he undertook and the second he completed. He would later make deprecating comments about the work. In his 1930 autobiography he wrote, "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it [Savrola]." However, his mixed feelings about his only novel did not keep Churchill from writing a foreword to a new edition in 1956, in which he said: "The preface to the first edition in 1900 submitted the book 'with considerable trepidation to the judgment or the clemency of the public.' The intervening fifty-five years have somewhat dulled though certainly not changed my sentiments on this point." Irrespective of Churchill's feelings about his book and his limitations as a novelist, this novel certainly provides insight into the early perspective and sentiment of the then very young Churchill. Only 1,500 copies of the first British impression were printed and the survival rate is low, making this considerably more scarce than the U.S. first edition. Here is a first British edition, first printing. This is a respectable, very good overall copy with some flaws. On the positive side, the green cloth binding is bright and unfaded, showing only light wear at the corners and spine extremities. Of particular note is the unfaded spine color. Detracting from the external appearance, the binding is slightly cocked - as are nearly all copies of this edition - and the texture of the spine cloth is slightly mottled. The contents are tight and retain the original black endpapers with no splits or gutter breaks, but there is intermittent spotting throughout and a previous owner name inked on the ffep. The fore edge of the text block also bears a small burn scar (likely an errant cigarette) affecting a .25 inch portion of the edges of pages 321 through 334. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A3.2.a, Woods/ICS A3(ba.1), Langworth p.41.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$895.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Here is a collector-worthy copy of the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fifth book - the second of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted in South Africa between the descendants of Dutch settlers and the British. As an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, Churchill swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter - on 18 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first Boer War book, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, contained 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 and was published in England in mid-May. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, comprising 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Churchill arrived on 20 July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, capitalizing on his war status and winning his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election." The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held and from which he had famously escaped. The title takes its name from General Sir Ian Hamilton's campaign from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Churchill would maintain a life-long friendship with Hamilton, who would be involved in the Gallipoli landings and to whom Churchill would sell his first country home. Published on 26 November 1900, the U.S. first edition was thus available for sale when Churchill arrived in New York on 8 December 1900 for his first North American lecture tour. The U.S. first edition saw only a single printing. The number sold is unclear, but seems to be fewer than 1,500. This American edition is thus considerably more scarce than the British first edition, of which more than 5,000 first printing copies were issued. Like the U.S. first edition of Ladysmith, the U.S. first edition of Ian Hamilton's March is bound in pebble grain red buckram which proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. Offered here is a superior, collector-worthy example. The red cloth binding is clean, tight, and square with vivid color, bright gilt. Wear is minimal, with the only flaw of note being some minor dimpling of the cloth on the blank lower portion of the spine. The contents are superlative - crisp, clean, bright, and tight. No spotting. No inscriptions. No age-toning. Bright top edge gilt. All maps and plans are present and pristine, as is the frontispiece and tissue guard. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.2, Woods/ICS A5(ca), Langworth p.61.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Ian Hamilton's March - Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria.. Longmans, Green and Co, London., 1900.

Price: US$914.55 + shipping

Description: First edition. Octavo. pp xiv, 409, [iv] (adverts) + 32-page publishers' catalogue (dated 10/99). Four page Preface by the author. Frontispiece portrait and ten maps and plans, including one extending map at the rear.Cloth a little rubbed and faintly creased at spine. Very good.

Seller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB, London, United Kingdom

Winston Spencer Churchill. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. FIRST EDITION. London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1900.

Price: US$941.64 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Longmans, Green, & Co., London, 1900. First edition, first printing. British first edition, first printing of Churchill's fourth published book. The leaf advertising the second impression of 'The River War' [one side] and Seventh Thousand of 'The Malakand Field Force' [the other side] is present at the rear as are the 32 pages of adverts with 50,000-10/99 at the base of the last page are present. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria is the first of Churchill's two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted between the descendants of Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British. Churchill, an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter, on 15 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armoured train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria contains 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900. It was published in England in mid-May 1900 and sold well. Churchill returned from South Africa in July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, where he won his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election". In the original cloth binding with signed/dated end paper and all the folding maps complete. Faults: 1) cocked front to back 2) marks and wear to binding consistent with age 3) front hinge split after free end paper [not badly] and binding tight 4) marks / foxing to the title page 5) 2 fold out maps have been misfolded in their lifetime and the fore edges are browned and chipped 6) repair in sellotape to the Natal map - which makes the fold stand a little 'proud' 7) first map (frontispiece) stands proud of the pages - a little but visible Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition - creased to the top and base of the spine, slight fading to the publisher's name at the base of the spine Joints – good condition - sound Corners – good condition - gently bumped Boards – good condition - marked with age to the rear board, front board clean and crosp Page edges – good condition - the frontispiece map stands proud See above and photos Internally Hinges - good condition - cracked after the front free end paper Front paste down – good condition Front free end paper – good condition – foxed and inscribed Title – good condition - foxed Pages – good condition with some light foxing throughout, marks to one or two pages, repair to one of the maps and folds to page corners See photos

Seller: Louis88Books, Andover, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$1000.00 + shipping

Description: This is a notably clean and bright copy of the U.S. first edition of Winston Churchill's fifth published book. Ian Hamilton's March is the second and last of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. The U.S. first edition saw only a single printing. The number sold is unclear, but seems to be fewer than 1,500. This American edition is thus considerably scarcer than the British first edition, of which more than 5,000 first printing copies were issued. Like the U.S. first edition of London to Ladysmith, the U.S. first edition of Ian Hamilton's March is bound in pebble grain red buckram, which proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. This copy is a noteworthy exception in near fine condition. The red cloth binding remains square, tight, and strikingly bright and clean, with both the red cloth and gilt retaining vivid hues with no fading or toning to the spine. We note only light wear to hinges, spine ends, and corners, and tiny bumps to the lower corners. The contents are likewise quite unusually bright. We find no spotting, no previous ownership marks, and no appreciable age-toning. Even the fore edges remain clean and the top edge gilt uniformly bright without scuffing or soiling. The frontispiece, tissue guard, and maps are all intact. The folding map at the end of the text shows trivial loss and browning to the blank right margins owing to a slight previous misfold that left these edges protruding from the text block. The misfold has been corrected. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted in South Africa between the descendants of Dutch settlers and the British. As an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, Churchill swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter - on 18 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first Boer War book, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, contained 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 and was published in England in mid-May. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, comprising 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle, which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Churchill arrived on 20 July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, capitalizing on his war status and winning his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election." The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held and from which he had famously escaped. The title takes its name from General Sir Ian Hamilton's campaign from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Churchill would maintain a life-long friendship with Hamilton, who would be involved in the Gallipoli landings and to whom Churchill would sell his first country home. Published on 26 November 1900, the U.S. first edition was thus available for sale when Churchill arrived in New York on 8 December 1900 for his first North American lecture tour. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.2, Woods/ICS A5(ca), Langworth p.61.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.. IAN HAMILTON`S MARCH. Together with extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland. A Prisoner of war at Pretoria.. Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1900, 1900.

Price: US$1016.16 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). Portrait frontis. Ten maps and plans(one folding). 32pp of publishers adverts dated 10/99 at end of book. Some light spotting to front blank endpaper and half title otherwise this is a tight, bright copy. Black coated endpapers with no cracking at all. Book feels firm and square. Publishers deep red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. Spine with some minor bumping to extremities and light uniform fading but overall a much better copy than usually found. 5000 copies published 12th October 1900.

Seller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member., London, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$1016.16 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: xiv, 498pp, 32pp. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, calf title label to second panel, author label to fourth, covers with gilt single fillet border, upper cover with Churchill's signature in gilt to foot, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Externally fine, half-title with previous owners name to head, small closed tear to gutter, half-title and title lightly foxed, some light foxing to margins, but generally clean. Woods A4 Size: 12mo

Seller: Temple Rare Books, Oxford, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Ian Hamilton's March. Together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a prisoner of war at Pretoria.. London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1900, 1900.

Price: US$1016.16 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, black endpapers. Contemporary ownership signature to front flyleaf. Spine lightly faded and rolled, extremities slightly rubbed, spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy. With frontispiece portrait, 9 maps and plans in text, and 1 partially coloured folding map. First edition, first printing, first issue. Publisher's records indicate that 5,003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, pp. 103-4). Cohen A8.1.a.

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$1100.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Here is a collector-worthy copy of the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fifth book - the second of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted in South Africa between the descendants of Dutch settlers and the British. As an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, Churchill swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter - on 18 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first Boer War book, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, contained 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 and was published in England in mid-May. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, comprising 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Churchill arrived on 20 July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, capitalizing on his war status and winning his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election." The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held and from which he had famously escaped. The title takes its name from General Sir Ian Hamilton's campaign from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Churchill would maintain a life-long friendship with Hamilton, who would be involved in the Gallipoli landings and to whom Churchill would sell his first country home. Published on 26 November 1900, the U.S. first edition was thus available for sale when Churchill arrived in New York on 8 December 1900 for his first North American lecture tour. The U.S. first edition saw only a single printing. The number sold is unclear, but seems to be fewer than 1,500. This American edition is thus considerably more scarce than the British first edition, of which more than 5,000 first printing copies were issued. Like the U.S. first edition of Ladysmith, the U.S. first edition of Ian Hamilton's March is bound in pebble grain red buckram which proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. Here is an unusually well preserved, near-fine example for collectors. The red cloth binding is highly unusual in that it suffers almost none of the scuffing and uneven coloration endemic to this edition. Most notably the spine remains absolutely uniform in color with bright gilt and only trivial wear limited to the spine corners. There is slight overall soiling, but this does not detract from the overall appearance and particularly impressive shelf presentation. The contents remain clean with no spotting. The sole previous ownership mark noted is the remnant of a mostly removed bookplate at the rear pastedown. The top edge gilt remains bright. The fore edge is modestly age-toned. The binding is very slightly loose at the front gutter but not enough to be called tender, with no damage to the binding integrity and no splitting of the endpapers. A very handsome copy, scarce thus. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.2, Woods/ICS A5(ca), Langworth p.61.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH. Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$1102.37 + shipping

Description: Together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a prisoner of war at Pretoria. With portrait, maps and plans. Pp. xiv+410(last blank)+[6](advertisements, last blank)+32(publisher's catalogue), frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, text maps & plans, plus large folding map at end printed in red, brown & black; bound by Bayntun-Riviere in half red morocco, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt between raised bands, red cloth boards, a trifle marked, the spine faded; t.e.g.; marbled endpapers; a little pale foxing; Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1900. First edition. Cohen A8.1.a.; Woods A5. *'A continuation of London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, completing the publication in book form of Churchill's letters to the Morning Post. Four letters, not finished while the author was with the troops because of the long marches, were published here for the first time' [Woods, p. 32].

Seller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Winston S. Churchill. Ian Hamilton's March. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$1150.00 + shipping

Description: Here is a superior copy for collectors of the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fifth book. Ian Hamilton's March is the second and last of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. The U.S. first edition saw only a single printing. The number sold is unclear, but seems to be fewer than 1,500. This American edition is thus considerably scarcer than the British first edition, of which more than 5,000 first printing copies were issued. Like the U.S. first edition of Ladysmith, the U.S. first edition of Ian Hamilton's March is bound in pebble grain red buckram which proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. This copy is a noteworthy exception in near fine condition. The red cloth binding remains square, tight, and atypically clean and bright, with both the red cloth and gilt retaining vivid hues with no fading or toning to the spine. We note only light wear to the spine ends and corners and a trivial amount of the usual scuffing to the pebble grain cloth. Likewise, the contents are notably bright. We find no spotting. We note no appreciable age-toning. Even the fore and bottom edges remain clean and the top edge gilt quite bright. The frontispiece, tissue guard, and all maps and plans remain present and pristine. The sole previous ownership mark is a tiny, .75 inch (2.5 cm) oval sticker of a Portland, Oregon bookseller affixed to the lower rear endpaper verso. In October 1899, the second Boer War erupted in South Africa between the descendants of Dutch settlers and the British. As an adventure-seeking young cavalry officer and war correspondent, Churchill swiftly found himself in South Africa with the 21st Lancers and an assignment as press correspondent to the Morning Post. Not long thereafter - on 18 November 1899, Churchill was captured during a Boer ambush of an armored train. His daring escape less than a month later made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill's first Boer War book, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria, contained 27 letters and telegrams to the Morning Post written between 26 October 1899 and 10 March 1900 and was published in England in mid-May. Ian Hamilton's March completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War, comprising 17 letters to the Morning Post, spanning 31 March through 14 June 1900. While London to Ladysmith via Pretoria had swiftly published Churchill's dispatches in the wake of his capture and escape, for Ian Hamilton's March "the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, A8.1.a, Vol. I, p.105). Churchill effected these revisions while on board the passenger and cargo steamer Dunottar Castle which was requisitioned as a troop ship, en route home to England. Churchill arrived on 20 July 1900 and spent the summer campaigning hard in Oldham, capitalizing on his war status and winning his first seat in Parliament on 1 October 1900 in the so-called "khaki election." The narrative in Ian Hamilton's March includes the liberation of the Pretoria prison camp where Churchill had been held and from which he had famously escaped. The title takes its name from General Sir Ian Hamilton's campaign from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Churchill would maintain a life-long friendship with Hamilton, who would be involved in the Gallipoli landings and to whom Churchill would sell his first country home. Published on 26 November 1900, the U.S. first edition was thus available for sale when Churchill arrived in New York on 8 December 1900 for his first North American lecture tour. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A8.2, Woods/ICS A5(ca), Langworth p.61.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Ian Hamilton's March. Together with extracts from the diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a prisoner of war at Pretoria.. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$1151.65 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Original dark red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, black coated endpapers. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine faded, remnant of bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, tips bumped, dent to front board, some occasional minor foxing to contents. A good copy. Frontispiece portrait, 9 maps and plans in text, partially coloured folding map. First edition, first impression. Publisher's records indicate that 5,003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form" (Cohen, pp. 103-4). Cohen A8.1.a

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Ian Hamilton's March. Together with Extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War at Pretoria.. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$1219.39 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, black surface-paper endpapers. Spine just a touch dull, mild foxing front and back and to fore-edge, a very good copy. Frontispiece portrait, 9 maps and plans to the text, folding coloured map at the rear. First edition, first printing, first issue per Cohen. Publisher's records indicate that 5,003 copies were printed. "The volume consists of 17 letters to the Morning Post, beginning with that of 31 March 1900 and concluding with that of 14 June in contrast to London to Ladysmith, the texts of the originally published letters were more extensively revised and four letters were included which had never appeared in periodical form." Cohen A8.1.a

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA. Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1900.

Price: US$1286.10 + shipping

Description: Pp. xiv+498+[2](advertisements)+32(publisher's catalogue, dated 10/99), 4 maps (3 folding, one of which is coloured), 4 plans (1 full page); pictorial fawn cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, red, and black, slightly soiled, edges lightly rubbed, with a couple of tiny bruises, the spine slightly creased; bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown, small closed tear to top fore-corner pp. 127/8, a little light foxing; Longmans, Green, London, 1900. First edition. Cohen A4.1.a; Woods A4. *Based largely on despatches he sent to the Morning Post, Churchill described this book as 'a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War . [including] a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith' [Introductory Note].

Seller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. London: Longmans Green and Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$1321.01 + shipping

Description: FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.ix; [1]; 345; [3]. Publisher's dark green cloth lettered in gilt to spine and upper board, black endpapers. Some moderate spotting to the textblock and the the edges, light wear to the cloth with a touch of rolling to the head and tail of the spine. A very good copy. Churchill's first and only novel. WOODS, Frederick, 'A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill', A3(b). Langworth.

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.. IAN HAMILTON`S MARCH. Together with extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland. A Prisoner of war at Pretoria.. Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1900, 1900.

Price: US$1354.88 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). Portrait frontis. Ten maps and plans (one folding). 32pp of publishers adverts dated 7/00 at end of book. Previous owners neat ink name written on the blank front free endpaper and some browning to the blank endpapers otherwise this is a tight, bright, and clean copy. Black coated endpapers with no cracking at all. Book feels firm and square. Publishers deep red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. Spine with just a hint of fading but overall a much better copy than usually found. 5000 copies published 12th October 1900.

Seller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member., London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Savrola. Longmans, Green, and Company, London, 1900.

Price: US$1375.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing, first state of Churchill's third book and only novel. A very young Churchill was exuberant about publication at the time. Even though Savrola was his third published book, it was actually the first book he undertook and the second he completed. He would later make deprecating comments about the book. In his 1930 autobiography he wrote, "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it [Savrola]." However, his mixed feelings about his only novel did not keep Churchill from writing a foreword to a new edition in 1956, in which he said: "The preface to the first edition in 1900 submitted the book 'with considerable trepidation to the judgment or the clemency of the public.' The intervening fifty-five years have somewhat dulled though certainly not changed my sentiments on this point." Irrespective of Churchill's feelings about his book, this novel certainly provides an interesting insight into the early perspective and sentiment of the then very young Churchill. The British first edition was issued from American plates, with only 1,500 copies of the first printing published on 12 February 1900. It is bound quite differently from its U.S. counterpart, in green cloth with Churchill's facsimile signature in gilt on the front cover. The British first edition proved less durable than its U.S. counterpart, and is most often seen significantly worn and spotted. There are two states of the first printing, the second state distinguished by a title page cancellans with a blank verso. Here is the British first edition, first printing, first state, a very good plus copy considering the inherent fragility of the edition. First state is confirmed by an integral title page with the print history on the title page verso. The green cloth binding is tight and shows better than most copies we see, remaining clean with bright gilt, sharp corners, and no toning to the spine. Modest wear is confined to the spine ends, hinges, and corners. The binding has a mild forward lean, which seems endemic to the edition. The contents are bright and the pages retain a crisp feel. The original black papers are intact with no splits. We find no previous ownership marks. Mild spotting appears primarily confined to the first and final leaves and page edges, only occasional throughout the text. The binding is protected with a removable clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A3.2.a, Woods/ICS A3(ba.1), Langworth p.41.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL (Winston S.). London to Ladysmith, via Pretoria. Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$1490.37 + shipping

Description: Illustrated with four maps and four plans. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson morocco, one line gilt panel enclosing gilt block of author's signature on the cover, the spine lettered and dated in gilt with one line panels, rampant lion centre tools and tooled bands, hand-marbled endleaves, all edges gilt.

Seller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB PBFA, Bath, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.. LONDON TO LADYSMITH. Via Pretoria.. Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1900, 1900.

Price: US$1693.60 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.2 inches). Illustrated with four maps, three of them fold out, & four plans in the text. A very good bright and clean copy, finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London, in half red morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Red cloth on boards. Pink endpapers. Top edge gilt. Cloth to the boards is a little mottled but this is a lovely copy of this early work by Churchill.

Seller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member., London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania.. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$1693.60 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Light foxing to fore edges and preliminaries, edges and corners rubbed, light stain to spine. First UK edition, first impression, one of 1,500 copies printed. Scarce in the original cloth binding. This novel represents the author's only attempt at full-length fiction. The UK edition was delayed by magazine serialization of the story, so that the US edition in book form was actually published first. Woods A3(b).

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. Savrola (A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania). Longmans, Green, and Company, London, 1900.

Price: US$1750.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: First Edition, First Printing with the date 1900 printed on the title page. An attractive copy with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in the original publisher's blue cloth. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A nice copy of this First Edition.

Seller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC, Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Savrola, finely bound in full red morocco by Bayntun Riviere. Longmans, Green, and Company, London, 1900.

Price: US$1950.00 + shipping

Description: This magnificent British first edition, first printing of Churchill's third book and only novel is bound in full red morocco by Bayntun Riviere. Robert Riviere founded his bindery in Bath in 1829, and George Bayntun followed his example in 1894. Bayntun-Riviere is now the last of the great Victorian trade binderies still in family ownership and prides itself on continuing to bind entirely by hand. This exceptional binding features raised and gilt-decorated spine bands and gilt rule panels with alternating lion rampant, title, and author, covers with gilt rule borders, Churchill's facsimile signature in gilt on the front cover, gilt-decorated edges, and double-gilt rule and gilt-decorated turn-ins framing marbled endpapers, all page edges gilt and head and foot bands. Condition is truly fine. The binding is pristine, bright and clean with virtually no wear. The contents are suited to the binding, notably crisp and bright with none of the spotting endemic to the edition and no previous ownership marks. Also preserved is the original advertisement page for The River War and The Story of the Malakand Field Force immediately following the text. Even though Savrola was Churchill’s third published book, it was actually the first book he undertook and the second he completed. Churchill’s dramatic tale of a democratic revolution in a fictional European state revolves around the titular hero. A very young Churchill was exuberant about publication at the time, though he would later make deprecating comments about the book. In his 1930 autobiography he wrote, "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it [Savrola]." Nonetheless, he penned a foreword to a new edition in 1956: "The preface to the first edition in 1900 submitted the book 'with considerable trepidation to the judgment or the clemency of the public.' The intervening fifty-five years have somewhat dulled though certainly not changed my sentiments on this point." Irrespective of its literary virtues and Churchill's own mixed feelings, this novel is a window on the perspective and sentiment of a very young Churchill. The British first edition was issued from American plates, with only 1,500 copies of the first printing published on 12 February 1900. It was bound quite differently from its U.S. counterpart, in green cloth with Churchill's facsimile signature in gilt on the front cover. The British first edition proved less durable than its U.S. counterpart, and is most often seen significantly worn and spotted. This fine binding of superlative first printing contents is a strikingly beautiful improvement on the typical first edition. There are two states of the first printing, the second state distinguished by a title page cancellans with a blank verso. This copy is second state, "manufactured and bound in a quantity of 650 [of the 1500 first printing total] prior to the 12 February 1900 publication date." Bibliographic reference: Cohen A3.2.b, Woods/ICS A3(ba.1), Langworth p.41.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Lauren.. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$2235.55 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, signature block to front board gilt, roll to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some occasional mild foxing, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression.

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Ian Hamilton's March. Together with Extracts from The Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland a Prisoner of War in Pretoria.. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$2371.04 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tool in compartments, single rule to boards, signature block to front board, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Spine slightly faded; an excellent copy. With Portrait, Maps and Plans. First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War.

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$2371.04 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, signature blocked to front board gilt, marbled endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. Mild foxing to prelims, an excellent copy. Illustrated with folding coloured map, 3 further maps and 4 plans. First edition, first impression. Cohen A4.1.a

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Savrola. Longmans Green & Co., London, 1900.

Price: US$2450.00 + shipping

Description: This is a rare prize – the first edition, first printing, Colonial issue of Savrola, far rarer than its U.S. or British first edition counterparts. This is Churchill’s only novel. A very young Churchill was exuberant about publication at the time. Even though Savrola was his third published book, it was actually the first book he undertook and the second he completed. He would later make deprecating comments about the work. In his 1930 autobiography he wrote, "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it [Savrola]." However, his mixed feelings about his only novel did not keep Churchill from writing a foreword to a new edition in 1956, in which he said: "The preface to the first edition in 1900 submitted the book 'with considerable trepidation to the judgment or the clemency of the public.' The intervening fifty-five years have somewhat dulled though certainly not changed my sentiments on this point." Irrespective of Churchill's feelings about his book and his limitations as a novelist, this novel certainly provides insight into the perspective and sentiment of a then very young Churchill. Only 1,670 Colonial editions were issued in this illustrated hardcover binding - and this small number includes the second and third printings. The survival rate was poor given the tropical climates in much of the colonies. Those few examples that do survive are often quite worn and re-backed or re-bound. This is an original, unrestored copy approaching very good condition. First printing is confirmed by the absence of the words "NEW IMPRESSION" on the title page. Despite a mild forward lean endemic to the edition, the binding remains surprisingly clean and bright, with minor wear substantially confined to extremities and the striking illustrated front cover with only the slightest scuffing and blemishes. The chief detraction of this copy is a single vertical crease to the age-brittled spine cloth. If not for this crease, overall appearance of the binding would be among the best we have seen. Despite the crease, spine presentation is quite good. We note moderate, uniform toning to the otherwise clean spine, which retains bright gilt and, apart from the crease, shows only light wear to the spine ends and a tiny puncture to the cloth just above the publisher's name. The contents are surprisingly clean for a Colonial issue, reasonably bright within with spotting primarily confined to the page edges, which also show age-toning. The original swan and ship endpapers are intact. A single previous owner name (two initials and a surname) is inked on the front pastedown. This copy was acquired from New Zealand, confirming colonial provenance of this rare Colonial issue survivor. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A3.3.a, Woods/ICS A3(bb), Langworth p.42 Colonial issue of the first edition, first printing.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.