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[First English Edition in Dust Jacket]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A 107.1) (Woods A44a)
Date: 1938
Published: George G. Harrap & Co. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (466 pages)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Dark blue cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 205059



Churchill's initial alarms against Hitler and the Nazis are collected here in forty-one adamant pre-war speeches, 1936-1938, edited by his son Randolph. Published in the U.S. under the title WHILE ENGLAND SLEPT, the book has only been reprinted once since.

Description: This is a very good First English edition copy, in the rare dust jacket, which is unclipped and quite fresh, maintaining its pale blue luster on the front and rear faces, with some nominal fading to the spine and mild foxing to the spine folds. The book is virtually mint; crisp, bright and tight, with sharp corners. The contents are fine and unfoxed, with scattered foxing to the prelims and fore-edges only.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).










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