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[First American Edition Set]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition Set
Biblio: (Cohen A17.2) (Woods A8aa)
Date: 1906
Published: Macmillan & Co. [New York]
Size (Details): 8vo (586 pages and 546 pages, illustrated, with tissue protected photo frontispieces.)
Binding: Hardcover [Deep red cloth]
Volumes: 2 volumes

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 14240



Churchill's impassioned two-volume biography written in defense of his maligned father's posthumous reputation. Subsequently issued in an unabridged one-volume edition. A bulwark of any Churchill collection.

Description: This is a very good First American edition set. Generally regarded as aesthetically superior to the English edition, the red cloth here retains strong color, though the spines have very faintly darkened, with the Volume I spine just a bit concave and lightly fraying at the head and tail. The gilt titles and gilded top edges are bright. There is a neatly repaired front hinge break in Volume II. Both volumes have a date inked on their front free endpapers, the contents of both are otherwise fine, clean 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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