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Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania.

CHURCHILL W.S. (1900.)

£750.00 

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One of 1500 copies of the First English edition. 8vo., a very good copy in original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, trivial chafing to joints and some slight spotting as usual to early pages; housed in a blue cloth slipcase with cloth inner sleeve, the label mistitled "New York, 1900". Longmans, Green, and Co. 39 Paternoster Row, London, New York and Bombay.

1500 copies were published on February 13th., 1900 at six shillings. The American edition, in a printing of 4,000 copies, was published ten days earlier at a price of $1.25. Churchill records in "My Early Life", p. 169: "'Savrola' yielded in all over several years about £700 (notwithstanding the fact that I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it)". Woods A3(b).

Stock Code: 221785