London to Ladysmith via Pretoria [including loosely inserted an original postcard showing the City of London Imperial Volunteers (CIV) in action during the second Boer War / including also an original Folio-page from “The Graphic” in which “Mr.Winston Churchill’s Escape from Pretoria” is illustrated (″Churchill waiting for the Night to come” – see images)].
First Canadian Edition. Toronto, The Copp, Clark Company Limited, 1900. Octavo. Frontispiece map, XI, , 496 pages with several maps throughout the Volume. Original, illustrated Hardcover. Unusually sturdy condition of this rare book with the spine fully intact, some minor signs of cracking to the boundaryies of endpaper and pastedown inside only. Edge very slightly stained. Endpaper on both sides and titlepage with a faint sign of a faded dampstain. Otherwise the interior and overall condition of this book is excellent and unusually firm. The rare postcard, of which at least one signed example is known to have surfaced on an auction recently, loosely inserted. [See 24 detailed images of this book and postcard on our website].
The frontispiece – map “Illustrating Mr.W.S.Churchill’s Journey” / The rare postcard is Raphael Tuck & Sons’ Empire Postcard No. 823. Artisit name on card: Stanley Berkeley: “Souvenir – South African War and A Freeman of the City of London / Embarked Jan. 1900 Returned Oct. 1900 / The CIV in Action”