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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. Savrola. Longmans Green, 1900.

Price: US$94.84 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Scarce. Undated, circa 1900. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering to front and spine. Extensive staining to boards, signs of damp. Corners bumped and worn. Wear to board edges and especially along the spine edges where the cloth is splitting. Spine is age darkened with bumping and fraying to top and bottom. No half title or title page. Rear inner hinge is starting to crack. Textblock is cracked in several places but holding. Text block is tanned and mildly foxed throughout. 345 pp. From the adverts at the rear, this is probably the 1900 edition printed from the American Plates at the Aberdeen University Press. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 516g. The quoted postage for international orders is based on a standard book weight. Where a book is lighter, we will reduce the postage accordingly. If the book is heavier, we will request additional postage. We make no profit on postal charges. All our books are photographed so you can see what you are buying. ABE may, however, display a stock image whilst processing ours. (YBP Ref: 938/14 1-F11) Size: 12mo - over 63/4" - 73/4" tall

Seller: YattonBookShop PBFA, Bristol, United Kingdom

Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer 1874-1965. Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. Longmans, Green, New York, 1900.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Original blue cloth , spine and cover lettered, with rules, in gilt. Spine ends worn, minor wear to cover edges, faint water stain to adv tops and back endpapers. Obviously used but intact. Woods A3(a). Size: 19.4 Cm, Ix[blank]345[blank,24advs]pp.

Seller: Barberry Hill Books, West Newbury, MA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. Savrola, A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. Longmans, Green and Co. New York 1900, 1900.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Description: First American Edition despite statement at copyright page stating Reprinted January 1900. American edition preceded the British. Churchill's first and only novel. Political intrigue and the revolution in Laurania. Very Good, small contemporary bookplate at front pastedown, some wear to spine ends and edges.

Seller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books, Northampton, MA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston Spencer. Savrola A Tale Of The Revolution In Laurania. Longmans, Green & Co., New York, 1900.

Price: US$275.00 + shipping

Description: Blue cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, 8vo., 345 p. + 22 p. ads at rear. Second impression, printed January, 1900. Owners name ffep, neatly, only mark in book. No foxing, pages clean. Covers show very minor edge wear, gilt lettering bright, binding solid. Spine very slightly cocked. Churchill's first and only fictional work. Book condition VG. Edition: Second US Printing Binding: HB

Seller: Parker's Rare Books, Ontario, WI, U.S.A.

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.. Savrola. A tale of the revolution in Laurania.. Longmans, Green, and Co.,, New York:, 1900.

Price: US$300.00 + shipping

Description: 8vo. ix, [1], 345, [1] pp., plus 22 pp. publ. catalogue. Blue cloth, gilt lettrng (vry slght rubbng hd & ft of spine, crnrs, faint ink ownrshp mrkngs on half-title, frnt hnge just begnng to pull, vry slght foxng to mrgns of frnt pstdn), still a VG- clean copy. First edition, 2nd printing, of this adventure title of action and political intrigue in the manner of the Zenda novels. The revolution in Laurania, the speeches of the agitators, the street fighting, and more are all described with journalistic realism. This was Churchill's only novel, and although published third, was actually the first of his books to be started, when he began writing in 1897 pouring his developing theories of political philosophy into this present work.

Seller: Zephyr Used & Rare Books, Vancouver, WA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston Spencer. SAVROLA: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. Longmans, Green, and Co, New York, 1900.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Correct first edition of the author's only novel. Gilt-stamped blue cloth. Book advertisements in rear. Ex-library with the only markings being the embossed stamp on the title and the pocket folder removed leaving glue residue on front pastedown. Lacking the front fly, hinges cracked causing the spine to cock a bit, extremities worn, thus good only. Fictional novel set in Laurania where political unrest turns to violent revolution.

Seller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA, Gloucester City, NJ, 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

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

Price: US$474.21 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 1st edition, 1st impression. Newly rebound in 1/2 leather and marbled boards with new endpapers. Inside, sporadic foxing, moreso to the first half, varying from large spots to a few light spots. A few page corners have been turned. Scans available.

Seller: Begging Bowl Books, Lincoln, United Kingdom

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

Price: US$560.00 + shipping

Description: 345 pages plus 24 pages of publisher's ads in rear. Bright blue cloth covers with gilt lettering to front and spine. Copyright page states First Edition November,1899, then underneath: Reprinted January 1900. This is the first US Edition and preceeds the UK book publication. The novel (Churchill's only work of fiction) originally was serialized in an English publication, hence the copyright date. Previous owner's inscription on front fly leaf otherwise clean, tight copy. Record # 512381

Seller: Monroe Street Books, Middlebury, VT, U.S.A.

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, W. S.. Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$609.70 + shipping

Description: First Edition. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper within border. Gilt bright. A lovely, tight copy with minor rubbing. Pre-dates the UK publication. Author's only novel, having just published a short seafaring tale 'Man Overboard' in Harmsworth's Magazine (1899). Both were epic adventure stories, perhaps mirroring Churchill's own early life and experiences, and represent his only attempt at fiction. WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", A3(a).

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

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

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, 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

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.

Churchill, Winston. Savrola. Longmans, Green, and Company, New York, 1900.

Price: US$1250.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First American edition, first printing. Very Good+. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper board and spine. Spine lightly toned. Cloth scuffed, though mainly at the rear cover, and lightly rubbed at the tips. Previous owner name to front free end paper and small clipping tipped in at half-title page causing offsetting to the adjacent page. A very nice copy of Winston Churchill's only novel; this American edition preceded the British publication.

Seller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA, Portland, OR, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston. SAVROLA A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. Longmans Green and Co, 1900.

Price: US$1266.81 + shipping

Description: First UK edition. Original green cloth with gilt titles. A very good copy indeed, clean and bright with a trace of wear to the corners and a small section of the upper joint. Subscription label to the front pastedown and foxing to the preliminaries and page edges as usual. Churchill's only novel.

Seller: Jonkers Rare Books, Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom

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

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.. 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.. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 1900.

Price: US$1693.60 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, titles to spine and within single frame to front board gilt. Housed in a custom blue cloth flat back box. Spine slightly toned, a couple of light marks to contents, endpapers and edges slightly foxed. An excellent copy in bright cloth. First edition in book form, first printing, of Churchill's only novel, his third published book, but the first he undertook to write, and the second he completed. Churchill's melodramatic tale of liberal revolution in an autocratic Mediterranean state was originally serialised in Macmillan's Magazine between May and December 1899. This edition, published in 4,000 copies on 1 February 1900, preceded the UK issue by twelve days, possibly as US law required a foreign-authored book to be manufactured in America to ensure copyright protection. "Whether they deem it a key indication of Churchill's innermost philosophy and political morality or just a yarn, Savrola continues to exert a grip on devotees of the canon" (Langworth). Cohen A3.1.a; Langworth pp. 38-41; Woods A3(a).

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 Spencer. Savrola: A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. Longmans, Green and Co, New York, 1900.

Price: US$2200.00 + shipping

Description: Octavo (19.25cm.); original blue cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt; ix,[1],345,[1],[24](ads)pp. Light shelf wear, spine a hint cocked, front hinge starting to crack but holding, else a Very Good, unusually vibrant copy. Churchill's only attempt at fiction, set in the fictitious European country of Laurania.

Seller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA, Winchester, VA, 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

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.