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["Sevenpenny Library" Edition]

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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: Third Edition ("Sevenpenny Library")
Biblio: (Cohen A3.6.a) (Woods A3d)
Date: 1915
Published: Hodder & Stoughton [London]
Size (Details): 16mo (260 pages, with frontis photo)
Binding: Hardcover (without Dust Jacket) [Red cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 200405



The first and only Churchill novel, a statement of personal and political philosophy delivered as a fictional adventure yarn. U.S. publication preceded the British issue by roughly ten days, rendering the American first edition the true first.

Description: This is a very good copy of the so-called "Cheap Edition," a rather small and fragile clothbound mass market paperback-equivalent of the World War I era. The pages have darkened with age, as per usual and the hinges are tender. The cloth is far less darkened than usual, with a hint of speckling to the lower edge of the rear face. The contents are fine. A much better than average example of a very perishable little book.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).










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