London to Ladysmith via Pretoria: Winston S. Churchill London to Ladysmith via Pretoria: Winston S. Churchill London to Ladysmith via Pretoria: Winston S. Churchill

London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

Winston S. Churchill

Verlag: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900
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This is the U.S. first edition of Churchill's fourth book - the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa. It was during this conflict that Churchill was captured by the Boers and made a daring escape that made him a celebrity and helped launch his political career. Churchill was first elected to Parliament the same year his two Boer War books - London to Ladysmith via Pretoria and Ian Hamilton's March - were published. The American edition offered here is more scarce than the British, with a single printing of just 3,000 copies issued. This edition is bound in pebble grain red cloth that proved quite susceptible to blotchy wear and soiling, particularly on the spine. Here is a respectable ex-library copy in good overall condition. The red cloth binding remains square, clean, and bright with some of the endemic scuffing, but less than usual and without the usual darkening of the spine. The only external ex-library marks are seven digits and letters inked in white on the lower spine and a faint section of lightened color on the lower spine where there may have once been a label. The contents are surprisingly bright and clean with all maps and plans intact. We note no spotting. The binding remains intact, with a split to paper at the front pastedown that does not affect the mull beneath. The fore edges are modestly age-toned. The actual text appears free of ex-library markings with the exception of a "Jessup Memorial Library of Bar Harbor" ink stamp on the half title. We find "the Jessup Memorial Library of Bar Harbor RULES" pasted to the ffep and bearing a "DISCARD" stamp. There is also an ink stamp reading "BAR HARBOR VILLAGE LIBRARY" on the front pastedown and a card with check out dates affixed to the rear endpaper. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A4.2, Woods/ICS A4(b), Langworth p.55. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Titel: London to Ladysmith via Pretoria
Verlag: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Erscheinungsdatum: 1900
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: Good
Auflage: 1st Edition.

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Buchbeschreibung Createspace, United States, 2014. Paperback. Zustand: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. R.M.S. Dunottar Castle, at sea: October 26, 1899. The last cry of Any more for the shore? had sounded, the last good-bye had been said, the latest pressman or photographer had scrambled ashore, and all Southampton was cheering wildly along a mile of pier and promontory when at 6 P.M., on October 14, the Royal Mail steamer Dunottar Castle left her moorings and sailed with Sir Redvers Buller for the Cape. For a space the decks remained crowded with the passengers who, while the sound of many voices echoed in their ears, looked back towards the shores swiftly fading in the distance and the twilight, and wondered whether, and if so when, they would come safe home again; then everyone hurried to his cabin, arranged his luggage, and resigned himself to the voyage. What an odious affair is a modern sea journey! In ancient times there were greater discomforts and perils; but they were recognised. A man took ship prepared for the worst. Nowadays he expects the best as a matter of course, and is, therefore, disappointed. Besides, how slowly we travel! In the sixteenth century nobody minded taking five months to get anywhere. But a fortnight is a large slice out of the nineteenth century; and the child of civilisation, long petted by Science, impatiently complains to his indulgent guardian of all delay in travel, and petulantly calls on her to complete her task and finally eliminate the factor of distance from human calculations. A fortnight is a long time in modern life. It is also a long time in modern war-especially at the beginning. To be without news for a fortnight at any time is annoying. To be without news for a fortnight now is a torture. And this voyage lasts more than a fortnight! At the very outset of our enterprise we are compelled to practise Mr. Morley s policy of patience. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers APC9781502414564

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