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Winston S. Churchill
Step By Step
London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1939. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed British first edition, first printing of an important Churchill title - his last book published before the outbreak of the Second World War. This is a particularly clean, very good copy in a very good dust jacket. The green cloth binding is clean, tight, and unfaded with bright spine gilt and only a few trivial scuffs and blemishes. We’d grade this copy as near fine if not for a very slight warp to the binding. The contents are bright and clean with no spotting. The sole previous ownership marks are a gift inscription from the year of publication “To Margaret” dated “Oct 14 1939” and Margeret’s name inked directly below, all on the front free endpaper recto. The thin, light colored dust jackets of this edition proved quite susceptible to soiling and to toning of the spines. This dust jacket is complete apart from a neatly price-clipped lower front flap. The jacket shows light edgewear, including a few short closed tears, and some overall soiling including a small circular stain on the upper spine beside the title, but only mild spine toning. The jacket is protected beneath a clear, removable, archival cover. Step By Step includes 82 newspaper articles focused on foreign affairs written by Churchill between March 1936 and May 1939 at the end of his "wilderness years". Many of them, of course, contain his warnings and predictions about Nazi Germany. Step By Step was published in June 1939. Only a few short months l … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA [San Diego, CA, U.S.A.]

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