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Winston S. Churchill
The World Crisis (first abridged and revised edition), inscribed and dated by Churchill in the United States the month after his near-fatal encounter with a car in New York City
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first abridged and revised edition of Churchill's monumental and acclaimed history of the First World War, inscribed and dated by Churchill the month after his near-fatal encounter with a car in New York City. Churchill’s signature in black in three lines on the front free endpaper reads: “Inscribed by | Winston S. Churchill | Jan. 1932”. We commissioned the binding in full navy morocco, deferential to the original cloth binding color, featuring hubbed spine with gilt-tooled and decoratively framed raised bands, gilt devices in the unprinted compartments, and twin tan morocco spine labels. The beveled edge boards are framed in gilt and gilt-tooled turn-ins frame handsome marbled endpapers. The contents are bound with silk head and tail bands and gilt top edge. Condition of the binding is perfect. Condition of the contents is very good for the edition. Modest age-toning is readily apparent only on the untrimmed fore edges which, along with the prelims, show only a trivial amount of spotting. This important edition covering the war years 1911-1918 is not just an abridgement. It incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction. Moreover, U.S. publication preceded British, making it the true first edition. Churchill's history of the First World War - which he titled The World Crisis - was originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931. This first abridged and revise … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector [United States]

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