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[First English Edition Set]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition Set
Biblio: (Cohen A17.1) (Woods A8a)
Date: 1906
Published: Macmillan & Co. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (584 pages, and 544 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: 200483



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 English edition set. The bindings are square and tight, the gilt titles are bright, the cloth is a rich red. There are very faint dents to the edge of the front board of Volume I only. The contents of both volumes are lightly foxed throughout, with the name and address of a former owner dated in ink ("May 1948") on the front pastedowns of each. There is fractional loss at the lower left corner tip of the front pastedown of Volume 1 and a faint vintage bookshop stamp blind-stamped on the upper right corner of the front free endpaper. The hinges of Volume 1, front and rear, are just beginning to give. The contents of both volumes are otherwise fine.

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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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