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Sir Winston Churchill

The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill-Centenary Limited Edition-Volume1-Boxed-MY EARLY LIFE & MY AFRICAN JOURNEY

Published: Library of Imperial History/The Hamlyn Publishing Group, London, 1973- Centenary Limited Edition

Edition: Centenary Limited Edition

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The First Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill. Centenary Limited Edition Volume 1.

My Early Life was originally published on October 20th 1930, and My African Journey in December 1908. The earlier book arose out of a visit to Uganda, undertaken when Churchill was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, and first appeared in an abridged serial form in The Strand Magazine. It is characteristic of his buoyant style and ceasless curiousity, and though inevitably dated in some respects is still of great interest in its views and descriptions. Churchill writes with verve and enthusiasm on subjects ranging from national economics to hunting and trekking.

My Early Life, is of course, one of Churchill's classics. Although not written until 1930, the book covers his early years up to the moment when he was first elected to Parliament. It therefore includes such important events in his life ias his first experience of warfare, his participation in the cavalry charge at Omdurman, his capture by and escape from the Boers, his triumphal entry into Ladysmith, and his first elections.

Ivory full vellum binding with gilt decoration to boards and spine, marbled endpapers, all edges giled. With matching green and gilt slipcase. 385 pages plus 134 pages. With some illustrations and maps. Near Fine.

  • Jacket Condition: No Dustcover- Ivory & Gilt Vellum
  • Binding Condition: Near Fine
  • Overall Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 16.5 X 24 plus Green Box
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01743 361772
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Paypal-Cheques-Direct Transfer to UK Bank.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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