Item #906 The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill Centenary Limited Edition Volume III: The River War. Winston Churchill, Frederick Woods.
The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill Centenary Limited Edition Volume III: The River War
The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill Centenary Limited Edition Volume III: The River War

The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill Centenary Limited Edition Volume III: The River War

London: Library of Imperial History, 1974. The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill Centenary Limited Edition Volume III: The River War, Winston Churchill, ed. Frederick Woods, Library of Imperial History, London, 1974, 9.5 x 6.5 inches, 343 pp.

Emerald green imitation leather slipcase with gilt stamped Churchill coat of arms to front; some light scuffing and indentations to boards; front bottom corners bumped; small tear to bottom back hinge; good condition. White vellum bound boards with gilt stamped border and Churchill’s family coat of arms to front, gilt stamped lettering to spine; all edges gilt; emerald green marbled endpapers; emerald green bookmark ribbon attached at top of spine; collated; all maps and plates present; appears unread; like new; fine condition.

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman, writer, and soldier, who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945 and 1951-1955) and served as a Member of Parliament for sixty-two years. He was a prolific writer throughout his life, producing numerous press articles, biographies, several volumes of memoirs and histories, and a novel. Volume III of the Centenary Limited Edition of the Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill, containing Churchill’s 1899 book “The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan”, which describes the conquest of the Sudan by Anglo-Egyptian forces between 1896-1899. The Collected Works were published by the Library of Imperial History, London, to mark the centenary of Churchill’s birth in 1874. From description in prelims: “The Collection is issued as a limited edition and contains all 50 of Churchill’s published titles, arranged in 34 volumes. Only 2,000 sets have been authorized for the British Empire and Commonwealth, excluding Canada, and a further 1,000 sets for the United States of America and Canada.” To achieve publication, “eleven publishing houses in Great Britain, the United States and Canada released their individual copyrights, in exchange for the promise that no other complete collection of Churchill’s works would be published until the expiration of international copyright in 2019” (Richard M. Langworth). Very Good. Item #906

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