The River War: An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan [Sudan]
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First US Edition. Maps and plans, some folding. Full cloth. Octavo. xvi, 381 pages. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. Bound in purple cloth over boards, light rubs to spine ends and fore corner tips, prior owner bookplate on front free endpaper. Jacket is price-clipped, has light soiling, chipping along top and bottom edges of spine and along top edge of rear panel, with the top corner of rear flap clipped away.
Winston Churchill's detailed military history of the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile between April 1896 and November 1899. Churchill was a participant in the decisive battle of Omdurman, and wrote this account while still a young cavalry officer. Originally published in 1899 in two volumes. This new edition has a new Introduction by Churchill. This Scribner's edition is surprisingly uncommon, with only 1,040 copies printed.