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A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES

[Publisher's Presentation First American Edition Set]


$1,500.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition Set
Biblio: (Cohen A267.3[I-IV].a) (Woods A138ab)
Date: 1956-1958
Published: Dodd Mead Co. [New York]
Size (Details): 8vo (521, 433, 402 and 403 pages, illustrated with maps)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Blue-Grey cloth]
Volumes: 4 volumes

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 206969

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A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES

Sweeping four-volume history of England, her colonies, and the language that Churchill so venerated and ennobled in his own writings. The original English edition was handsomely printed, the American edition was less so. Subsequent re-issues and abridgements abound.

Description: This is a very good First American edition set in unclipped dust jackets that are virtually mint. The cloth is similarly mint; crisp and bright. The contents are fine and unfoxed, with rich red topstains. The hinges on Volume IV are beginning to give but the binding remains tight.

Laid-into Volume I is a small white card that reads: "With Compliments of Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc."

A lovely publisher's presentation set.

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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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