My African Journey

Churchill, Winston S.


Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Place Published: London
Condition: 8vo, XI, 226pp + H. and S. advertising at rear over 15pp. Hardcover in slightly rubbed red publisher's cloth with an embossed title and hunting scene in black and blue on front board and gilt to spine in good condition with some spine fading and bruised corners and spine edges, with no d/w as published, text is clean and unmarked in overall good condition however internally, the condition is slightly marred by some loose pages and illustrations together with hinge cracking after the front pastedown and at other positions such as pges 176-177and pges 96-97 plus the ffep has been inexplicably torn out. Hence the spine is still sound but is relatively soft nonetheless.
Date Published: 1908 (First Edition)

This 1st edition of “My African Journey” is a significant historical document, capturing Churchill’s early travels and insights. Its collectible nature and well-preserved condition make it a valuable addition to any collection.

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This first edition of “My African Journey” by Winston S. Churchill, published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1908, is a prized collectible.
The hardcover is bound in slightly rubbed red cloth with an embossed title and hunting scene on the front board and gilt on the spine.
The book includes 61 illustrations, 46 photographs by the author, and three detailed maps. Despite some wear, such as loose pages and hinge cracking, it remains in good condition.


Based on Churchill’s travels in British East Africa in 1907, this book showcases his experiences and observations, reflecting his curiosity and adventurous spirit.
It has sixty-one illustrations with forty-six wonderful photographs by the author and a compatriot with three detailed maps and a protected photo frontis. Hence, this well-loved book from the early last century is still in good or better condition overall with pages left untrimmed on lower and fore-edges as well Based on Churchill’s travels around British East Africa in 1907, this is the first book “deriving purely from his journalism rather than from his war correspondent work.” The book was initially serialized in the Strand Magazine before publication in this attractive book form. He had a highly lucrative contract based on his status as a rising star of British politics. Somewhat surprisingly, this early travelogue is extremely readable and “bubbles with Churchill’s irrepressible interest in everything new, whether it was the thrill of hunting rhino, the dangers of sleeping sickness, or the engagingly extempore justice of the District Officers” (Woods. p. 81).

Key Details:

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Publication Date: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Red cloth with embossed and gilt details

Condition: Good, with some wear as described

Special Features: Includes original illustrations, photographs, and maps