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[SIGNED First English Edition]

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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition [1 of 3,537 copies]
Biblio: (Cohen A29.1.a) (Woods A15a)
Date: 1909
Published: Hodder & Stoughton [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (438 pages)
Binding: Hardcover [Deep red cloth]

Category: Signed
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 202628



Churchill's first widely-published hardcover collection of political speeches, expressing "radical" liberal views that were quite advanced for his time, prefiguring the modern welfare state that Churchill and David Lloyd George would set in motion. Though the burgundy clothbound English edition was handsomely produced, with Churchill's signature in gilt across the front board, the American edition, similarly bound but without the gilt signature, is rarer. Increasingly scarce in either edition.

Description: This unusually fresh First English edition copy has been SIGNED in ink, "Winston S. Churchill," on the front free endpaper. We have only seen one other signed example of LIBERALISM in our thirty-plus years of existence.

The spine here is nicely rounded and the gilt titles and signature across the front face are bright. There is some faint rippling to the cloth on the boards front and rear. The contents are fine and unfoxed. Very rare thus.

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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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