"Then, perhaps it will be time to make another journey": First Edition of Winston Churchill's My African Journey

  • My African Journey.
  • My African Journey.
  • My African Journey.
  • My African Journey.

My African Journey.

Item Number: 74054

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908.

First edition of this early Churchill travelogue. Octavo, original red cloth, with three full-page maps and over 60 photographs. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. A very nice example.

As undersecretary of State for the Colonies in 1907, Winston 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). Cohen A27.1. Woods A12. Langworth, 80-83.