Lot 21

CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965).  My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece and 60 subjects on 43 half tone plates probably after photographs by the author, 3 maps, one printed in blue, all with routes drawn in red ink, 16-pages of publisher’s advertisements (some light marginal staining). Original coloured pictorial cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some red ink marks to upper cover, some staining to lower cover, spine a little faded). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); P. Lyon, 1933 (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Woods A12. The fine armorial bookplate of Thomas Blofeld was designed by Sir Henry John Fanshawe Badeley (1874-1951), who was responsible for the design of many bookplates for the Royal Family and members of the Peerage.

Estimate: £200-£300