London to Ladysmith via Pretoria. Sir Winston CHURCHILL.

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria.

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1900. "New" (i.e. second) impression, 8vo, xiv, 498, (2), 32 catalogue pp. 4 maps - 1 coloured and 3 folding, the map opposite the title with some careful repairs to the outer edge, which is a little soiled and creased. Original illustrated cloth, some light soiling. "Churchill secured an assignment as a press correspondent... but he had scarcely arrived before he was... a prisoner of war in Pretoria, unable to talk himself out of prison... Typically, he made a daring escape... one of the most gripping [books] in his canon" (Langworth). With an extra map added to this impression. Woods A4. Langworth pp51-54. Item #36256

Price: £135.00

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