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Winston S. Churchill

Verlag: Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, 1900
Zustand: Very good Hardcover
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This is Churchill's third book and only novel. A very young Churchill was exuberant about publication at the time. Even though Savrola was his third published book, it was actually the first book he undertook and the second he completed. He would later make deprecating comments about the work. In his 1930 autobiography he wrote, "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it [Savrola]." However, his mixed feelings about his only novel did not keep Churchill from writing a foreword to a new edition in 1956, in which he said: "The preface to the first edition in 1900 submitted the book 'with considerable trepidation to the judgment or the clemency of the public.' The intervening fifty-five years have somewhat dulled though certainly not changed my sentiments on this point." Irrespective of Churchill's feelings about his book and his limitations as a novelist, this novel certainly provides insight into the early perspective and sentiment of the then very young Churchill. Of note, this is one of the few Churchill books for which the U.S. edition is the true first edition. In fact, the British first edition was issued from American plates. The second printing of the first edition occurred in January 1900, the same month as the U.S. first printing and still a month before the first British edition, which was not issued until February 1900. The second printing is externally identical to the first printing, and differs internally only by notation of the January 1900 reprint on the copyright page. Here is a very good plus, collector-worthy copy of this first edition, second printing. The blue cloth binding is unusually clean. Of particular note, the spine is neither toned nor faded, retaining bright gilt and excellent, original color. The binding shows a slight lean and light wear primarily confined to the spine ends and corners, with a trivial, small, faintly whitish spot just below the author's name on the spine. The contents are excellent - clean, bright, and tight. We find no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The sole internal flaw detected is loss of a blank portion of the lower right corner of the final page of the catalogue, bound in at the rear. The page edges are likewise unusually clean, with slight age-toning but otherwise unmarked. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A3.1.b, Woods/ICS A3(a.2), Langworth p.39. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001992

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Bibliografische Details

Titel: Savrola

Verlag: Longmans, Green, and Co., New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1900

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very good

Auflage: First edition, second printing


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