The River War

The River War


Churchill, Winston S. (Rhodes, Col. F. (Ed.))



[001483] Churchill, Winston S.; (Rhodes, Col. F. (Ed.)). The River War - An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan. ill. McNeill, Angus. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1899. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Very Good / No Jacket. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [7], viii-xxii, [3], 2-462pp and Volume Two - [5], vi-x, [5], 2-499pp, [1]. Original gilt decorated cloth

Hint of foxing to edges of text blocks, otherwise externally bright and clean, without any of the usual rubbing to the gilt associated with this book. Internally a hint of foxing, usually to margins, volume one has a small ink mark to the margin of page xxiii and a small mark to the margin of page 69; volume two has a small amount of loss (though still attached to opposite page) to the margin of page 457 where it was opened a little carelessly, and page 475 with a similar problem with small amount of loss to top corner, neither affecting text

With the armorial bookplate of Sir James Reid (personal physician to Queen Victoria, and later monarchs) to the front pastedowns

Volume one with four photogravure portraits, one other full page illustration, eleven folding maps and six full page maps; Volume two with three photogravure portraits, two other full page illustrations, nine folding maps and five full page maps (as called for). Now housed in morocco backed drop back boxes, with raised bands in six panels, with title to second panel, author and volume to third, with date to foot

The brightest copy we have seen

Woods A2 (a)