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  • My African Journey: With Sixty-one Photographs by the Author and Lieutenant-colonel Gordon Wilson, and Three Maps churchill, Winston Spencer hodder & Stoughton, London, 1908

    Red pictorial cloth stamped in blue, grey and black, spine gilt lettered. pp [2], (xiv), 226, (18, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 46 other plates containing 61 images + 3 maps with colour outlines. Spine sunned to brown, with nicks and mild wear to ends (but gilt lettering bright); partial cloth split to front joint neatly repaired; page edges yellowed; armorial bookplate and ink name & date at front; one plate near centre is softly rippled at upper inner margin with a small skinned spot on the verso; else a fine copy, the panels bright with no rubbing to the pictorial elements and, unusually, no foxing in text or to page edges, quite nice. "In autumn 1907 [Churchill] set out on a tour of east Africa which began as a hunting expedition but turned into a semi-official inquiry into colonial affairs. In Kenya he went big-game hunting and investigated the conditions of African contract workers. In Uganda he visited Christian missions, took tea with Daudi Chewa, the eleven-year-old kabaka of Buganda, and took up with great enthusiasm the project for a dam across the Ripon Falls." - DNB. WSC's only travel & exploration book and the only one to contain his own photographs. There was a single printing of 8161 copies. Cohen A27.1. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 47686

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    Spine sunned to brown, with nicks and mild wear to ends (but gilt lettering bright); partial cloth split to front joint neatly repaired; page edges yellowed; armorial bookplate and ink name & date at front; one plate near center is softly rippled at upper inner margin with a small skinned spot on the verso; else a fine copy, the panels bright with no rubbing to the pictorial elements and, unusually, no foxing in text or to page edges, quite nice.

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    My African Journey, Winston Churchill, 1908

    Estimate $625 - $675Aug 12, 2017
    Auction Curated By:
    Scott Brasseur
    Book & Ephemera Specialist
    Beth Brasseur
    Book & Ephemera Specialist
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