Lot 801 (The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction, 15th March 2019)
Sold for £3,600
- London to Ladysmith via Pretoria: In good condition overall, some minor wear consistent with age, no major spotting obvious to pages, black endpapers present at front and back of the book
- The edition of WWII included in the lot is not signed
- Additional photographs of the books and letter added
CHURCHILL (W.S.) - LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA,
first edition, gilt cloth, signed by the author and dedicated to 'John Mansfield... August 12th 1900', published by Longmans Green and Co., along with a signed letter from Churchill to Mr. Mansfield, and a copy of Churchill's WWII Vol. 1, third edition
Note: Mr. Mansfield was the land agent for Earl Grey of Howick Estate, Northumberland, who assisted Churchill preparing and sending various items of correspondence during his stay with Earl Grey. By way of thanks for his service, he sent this letter and enclosure of the signed work. Mr. Mansfield was the great grandfather of the vendor, whom this was passed to by descent.
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