Here Churchill tells the tale of the Anglo-Egyptian reconquest of the Sudan. It isn't just an account of the battles and the politics; it's the story ...Show synopsisHere Churchill tells the tale of the Anglo-Egyptian reconquest of the Sudan. It isn't just an account of the battles and the politics; it's the story of the destiny of the people of the region. Churchill tells how the war changed the fates of England, Egypt, and the Arabian peoples in northeast Africa.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good. First printing. Spine is tanned, binding is...Very good. First printing. Spine is tanned, binding is extremely tight. Very clean, no marks, slight tanning to pages. Minimal wear to covers.349 pages. The classic account of Churchill's combat experiences as a young Lancer in the cockpit of desert warfare...the Soudan.
Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. UK hardback reprint from 1949....Fine in very good dust jacket. UK hardback reprint from 1949. Fine with some very light spotting to top page edges, in VG-unclipped jacket with some chips along top edge and a little spine fade. Uncommon in jacket. Eyre & Spottiswoode 1949. Language: eng.
Description:Copyright page identifies this as "first cheap edition", but...Copyright page identifies this as "first cheap edition", but actually it is the second, as there was also a really cheap little edition in 1915. A desirable edition, and the best to read other than a first. This edition uses the setting of the 1902 edition so is abridged. There are 22 maps, many folding and some in two colours. Bound in lilac cloth, blocked in black on the spine only. 381 pages, index, appendices. This edition adds a new introduction from Churchill. Book is very clean and tight, page edges white and even, owner name on endpaper. Dustwrapper has good unfaded blue letters on spine, worn with cracks and tears, and a piece gone about 35 x 25 mm along top edge of rear cover. (ICS A2da)
Description:Very Good+ No Jacket Issued. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall....Very Good+ No Jacket Issued. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. An historical account of the reconquest of the Soudan. Second edition, revised, first one volume edition. The text had been revised considerably, and a new chapter added describing the ultimate destruction of the Khalifa and the end of the war. Scarce. 8vo, pp [xiv] + 381pp. Original red cloth, gilt titles and pictorial gilt riverboat decoration to both spine and front board. With frontispiece, maps and plans. (All 14 color maps present-most are fold-out maps). Spotting and shelf wear to cover and spine, . Only library markings are a Navy library sticker (U.S.S. Leviathan) inside front cover and an embossed Navy seal on the title page. Otherwise a tight, clean book.
Description:Good. Churchill's scarce second book. Frontises (portraits),...Good. Churchill's scarce second book. Frontises (portraits), photos, illustrations, maps (many folding), xxii, 462, x, 499p. Original dark cloth. Gilt image of gunboat on front covers and of the Mahdi's Tomb on the backstrips. 23cm. Covers sound but rather worn. Endpapers replaced. Some general wear and quite a bit of foxing to contents.
Description:This is the 3rd printing of this edition, and easily the...This is the 3rd printing of this edition, and easily the scarcest of the 5 printings of this popular edition. The scarcity of this printing results in a premium and thus its appeal is primarily to completists. Those just wanting a readable early edition should look to the 1933, 1949, or 1951 printings. Similar in appearance to the 1933, the cloth is thinner and of different texture. here is a fine crisp copy in the truly scarce dustwrapper. Book is tight, foredges even and unspotted, top edges soiled and spotted, contents clean, owner name on free endpaper. The dustwrapper is correct, unclipped, some wear at spine end with a small piece gone at head of spine, max depth 4 mm. (ICS A2da.3)
Description:Langworth p.27; Woods A2. First Cheap Edition. Uncommon in...Langworth p.27; Woods A2. First Cheap Edition. Uncommon in jacket. Octavo, pp.381. Original lilac cloth in photographic dust wrapper. Minor edgewear, some light toning else a clean, fine copy. WSC's second book, written while he was still an Army officer, describes the background to the Sudan conflict between the British forces under Lord Kitchener and the fanatical Islamic Jihadists led by a self proclaimed second prophet of Islam, the relationship of the Upper Nile to Egypt, the murder of General Charles George Gordon in the siege at Khartoum, the political reaction in England, and Kitchener's elaborate preparations for the war. While in the Sudan Churchill participated in the Battle of Omdurman, the last British cavalry charge in battle. Churchill comments at length on the mechanization of war with use of the telegraph, railroad, and a new generation of weaponry. A sound set of "...a brilliant history of British involvement in the Sudan and the campaign for its reconquest: arresting, insightful, with tremendous narrative and descriptive power. Though published...100 years ago, it is uniquely relevant to our times: combined with Churchill's personal adventure, there are passages of deep reflection about the requirements of a civilised government of ordered liberty." Langworth. 'Churchill's greatest early work: a prose epic with much relevance today'. (Churchill Centre)
Description:VG. No Jacket. Octavo. Red cloth with gilt lettering and gilt...VG. No Jacket. Octavo. Red cloth with gilt lettering and gilt mosque and gilt riverboat to spine and front panel. The is the second edition and the first one volume edition which has been abridged and revised. The maps have been kept but the photographs have been eliminated. Considerable sections of the text have been revised. Somewhat rare as the print run was only 1000 copies. Cloth on the spine has been restored and the endpapers renewed o/w a very good copy.
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