Lot 48: CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer: My African Journey (1908)
August 28, 2016
Adelaide, AustraliaLive Auction
CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer: My African Journey.
London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1908. Octavo (195 x 135 mm), [ii] (blank), xiv (last blank), 226,  (publisher's catalogue, including a title leaf) pages plus 61 plates (on 47 leaves) and 3 maps (one tinted, all with routes marked in red); the frontispiece tissue-guard is still present. Colour-pictorial red cloth lettered in black on the front cover and in gilt on the spine; cloth lightly worn at the extremities, a little marked, and sunned on the spine; edges foxed, with scattered light to moderate foxing throughout; endpapers offset; contemporary ownership signature on the front flyleaf (G.H. Meek, 15 January 1909); tiny blank corner tip of one leaf missing; two margins of one plate a little darkened (it had been detached at some stage and left with its margins a little proud of the edges); minor signs of use and age; basically a very decent copy.