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Irish Home Rule, together with The Liberal Government and Naval Policy. Speeches delivered by the Rt.Hon.Winston Churchill, M.P., First Lord of The Admiralty (March 1912).
London: The Liberal Publication Department, 1913. FIRST EDITIONS. Two rare pamphlets. Bound in an annual volume of similar works entitled 'Publications for the Year', with new general title page, in publisher's utitlity binding of quarter green morocco over boards, titled in gilt to spine. Shows some wear, rubbed at joints, chipped to head of spine. Complete with 18 other speeches on subjects including Home Rule, Free Trade, The House of Lords, and International Relations and Armaments. Includes speeches by Asquith and Lloyd George, a folding colour map of Ulster and a collection of Liberal leaflets. Irish Home Rule with front and rear cover bound in; 16pp: The Liberal Government with both covers bound in; 24pp. Scarce first publications of two seminal Churchill speeches; the former being is Churchill's controversial speech in Belfast supporting Irish Home Rule; the latter being his speech to the Commons (his debut address as First Lord of the Admiralty) introducing the Navy budget and setting British strategy to counter Germany in the naval arms race. These two orations items from Churchill's early political career are bound with contemporary speeches which show them in context with other pressing issues of the period. Woods A20(a), & A21. See also Cohen.
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