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CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965)
The Second World War
London: Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1948-1954. [Military history] FIRST EDITIONS. Six volumes, octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv; 640; pp.xvii; 684; pp.x; 818; pp.xviii; 917; pp.xviii; 673; pp.xviii; 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Recently bound in dark red half morocco with marbled paper-covered sides, blue title labels, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt. A fine set, inside and out. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War.
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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