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Winston S. Churchill
Winston Churchill - The War Speeches, 3 volume "Definitive Edition" in jackets
London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1952. The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill Winston S. Churchill, compiled by Charles Eade London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1952 First 3-volume edition, first printing Condition: Very Good plus Jacket Condition: Very Good minus This is a jacketed, first printing set of the three-volume "definitive" edition of Churchill's war speeches, published during Churchill's second and final premiership. In 1952, the publisher reissued the seven War Speeches volumes as a new, three-volume edition. This edition is, in many ways, superior to the original seven wartime editions in both aesthetics and content. Gone is the cheap economy paper of the wartime editions. The binding is a heavy navy cloth with attractive, uniform dust jackets. The books each measure a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches. New speeches are added, as is a helpful index. Some of the original speeches considered peripheral are eliminated while others are retitled and chronological dates are replaced with brief transitional or introductory notes. This first edition, first printing, three-volume set features very good plus volumes in very good minus dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are all square and tight with bright spine gilt, marred only by a few minor scuffs to covers and light wear to extremities, including small corner bumps. The contents are crisp and clean, age-toned but with no spotting or previous ownership marks. The dust jackets are nearly complete, unclipped, with the original front flap prices still intact, and showing only fractional chipping to extremiti … [Click Below for Full Description]
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