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GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

[First English Edition in Dust Jacket]


$3,500.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A105.1.a) (Woods A43a)
Date: 1937
Published: Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (335 pages, illustrated with 21 portrait photographs)
Binding: Hardcover [Blue cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 205058

Guide

GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

Penetrating profiles of twenty-one political and literary luminaries. An utter delight to read; beautifully written, brutally opinionated (Hitler comes off just a bit better than George Bernard Shaw). The ensuing "Revised" edition (and most future reprints) added four new profiles: Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Description: A splendid copy of the First English edition, in the rare and extremely handsome dust jacket, which is unclipped but somewhat darkened with age, more pronounced along the spine. There are tiny, fractional losses to all four jacket corners, as well as at the head and tail of the spine. The book itself is virtually mint; the cloth is unfaded, the gilt lettering is bright, the binding is tight, the corners sharp. The contents are fine and unfoxed.

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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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