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Winston S. Churchill
Winston S. Churchill - Volume IV of The Second World War, Editor's copy
London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1951. The Second World War: The Hinge of Fate, a bibliographically significant Editor's copy from the Cassell and Company archives, accompanied by galley sheets and typed emendations Winston S. Churchill London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1951 First edition, first printing Condition: Good plus This first edition, first printing of the fourth volume of Churchill's history of the Second World War is noteworthy - a working copy from the publisher's archives, stamped "Editorial" on the front free endpaper and top edge. This copy features 55 handwritten emendations and resided in Cassell's editorial department until at least 25 May 1977, when it was used for the edition referred to as "4th3rd". (A misnomer that likely refers to a later printing of the second British edition. See Cohen A240.4(IV).f.) The original black cloth is surprisingly clean for a publisher's working copy, the binding square, the spine gilt bright, the corners sharp, and the page edges clean save the "Editorial" stamp on the top edge. A cosmetic split to the endpapers at the front gutter exposes the intact mull beneath and does not affect binding integrity. The contents are free of toning and spotting. Accompanying are 14 oversized, single sided galley sheets measuring 25.125 x 7.125 inches (63.8 x 18.1 cm). The top of one sheet reads: "30231 Second World War Vol. 4 Galley A1". We also include a loose copyright page with corrections for the "Fourth edition, third impression August 1977". When Cassell secured publication rights to Churchill's war memoirs, it was "perhaps the gr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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