“THE EUROPEAN HAS NEITHER THE WISH NOR THE POWER TO CONSTITUTE A WHITE PROLETARIAT IN COUNTRIES LIKE EAST AFRICA”
CHURCHILL, Winston. My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. Octavo, modern red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers; original cloth bound in.
First edition of this early Churchill travelogue, with three full-page maps and over 60 photographs, many taken by Churchill, handsomely bound with original pictorial cloth front cover bound in.
As undersecretary of State for the Colonies in 1907, Churchill traveled to Africa on a tour of inspection. He "saw the advantages of producing a travelogue on Britain's valuable possessions in East Africa. Among these, Churchill waxes most eloquent on Uganda, which he calls 'a pearl" (Langworth, 80). My African Journey "includes photographs allegedly taken by Churchill, the only such appearance in the canon; the text is important because it shows Churchill raising prescient questions involving the betterment of the East African population" (Langworth, 80). With 16-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Cohen A27.1. Woods A12. Langworth, 80-83.
Only a few spots of soiling to interior, binding lovely. A handsome copy.