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INDIA Set

[Rare Pre-Publication Softcover Proof together with Softcover First & Second Printings]


$4,500.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Softcover Edition (First & Second Printings)
Biblio: (Cohen A92.1.c) & (Cohen A92.1.e (Woods A38)
Date: 1931
Published: Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (144 pages)
Binding: Softcover [Orange & Green wraps]
Volumes: 3

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 206665

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INDIA

This slender compilation of speeches about Gandhi and "Our Duty in India" was simultaneously published in especially handsome hardcover and softcover editions, both much prized today by collectors.

Description: Here is the full spectrum of Churchill's INDIA in soft covers; three volumes comprising an utterly unique Pre-Publication Proof copy of the First English Edition, together with copies of the First and Second printings in beautiful condition. The trio are here preserved in a handsome purpose-built, blue cloth solander with gilt spine titles.

At a glance, the Pre-Publication issue appears to be a standard First Printing copy in bright orange card wraps. The printed cover price, however, is "2/6" (2 shillings/6 pence) rather than the actual published 1-shilling price. Handwritten ink cross outs of "2/6" are accompanied by ink notations of the proper final prices:"1/s-paper" & "2S-cloth."

This precise copy is referenced by both Woods in his bibliography (page 64) and Cohen in his (page 375). The condition is virtually as-new. It is the only one of its kind.

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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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