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CHURCHILL, Winston S.
The People's Rights. By The Right Hon. Winston Spencer Churchill, M.P., President of the Board of Trade. Selected from his Lancashire and other recent speeches.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1909?]. London: Hodder & Stoughton,, [1909?]. By The Right Hon. Winston Spencer Churchill, M.P., President of the Board of Trade. Selected from his Lancashire and other recent speeches. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. No dust jacket, as with every known copy. Housed in a custom red cloth solander box, red morocco label to spine lettered in gilt. Spine a little faded, tiny bumping to extremities, covers lightly bowed, hinges just beginning to split, pages a little toned as usual, light creasing to fore edge of last few leaves with a few tiny chips, but overall a near-fine copy. First edition, first issue. The edition was issued in both cloth and paper wrappers, with Cohen recording documentary evidence that the cloth issue preceded the paper-wrappers issue by a couple of weeks. The publisher's records show that just 100 copies were bound in cloth out of a total print-run of 40,000 copies. There are two known states of both the cloth and paper wrapper issues, the first state having p. 71 misnumbered "1", with the second state having the correct page number; this copy is an example of the latter state. There were also five other later newspaper issues. Following the rejection by the Conservative-dominated House of Lords of the Liberal government's budget, Prime Minister Asquith dissolved parliament and took the Liberal case to the country, supporting higher taxation on the wealthy to fund an expanded welfare state. Churchill, as President of the Board of Trade, hit the campaign trail with a serie … [Click Below for Full Description]
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