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[First English "Revised" Edition]


$950.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English "Revised" Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A105.3.a) (Woods A43a)
Date: 1938
Published: Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (387 pages, illustrated with 25 portrait photographs)
Binding: Hardcover [Blue cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 207054

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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: This is a brilliant copy of the First "Revised" English edition, in an unclipped dust jacket that is bright and clean, with just a faint crease at the upper left edge of the front face. The book is virtually mint, inside and out.

Quite spectacular.

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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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