Chartwell Booksellers Chartwell featured on CBS Sunday Morning USA TODAY Celebrates CHARTWELL BOOKSELLERS
Advanced Search
Watch our Webcasts
Chartwell Booksellers: A Bookstore in the Classic Tradition

Winston Churchill First Editions. Signed Books by Winston Churchill. Rare Books by Winston Churchill. Books About Winston Churchill. Churchill Speeches. Churchill Paintings. Churchill photographs. Churchilliana.

Winston S. Churchill bust


[Odhams Press Editions (Four Volume Set) in Original Mailing Container]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First Odhams Press Editions (Second Printing)
Biblio: (Cohen A91.9.b/A95.5.b/A105.9.b/A111.4.b)(Woods A37/A39/A43/45)
Date: 1948
Published: Odhams Press Ltd. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Red cloth]
Volumes: 4

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 201854

Description: An oddity and an extreme rarity: a four-volume set of Odhams Press reprints in their original mailing container, postmarked: 12 April 1949. Odhams Press was a British mail order bookseller that, beginning in 1947, regularly reprinted these four essential Churchill titles in two different bindings with Churchill's signature in gilt on the covers: "Standard" (bright red cloth, with unstained page edges ), and "Deluxe" (red leatherette with black leather spine labels and red stained page edges). The books in this set are all Standard edition second printings, in their original dust jackets. Each has the same ink gift inscription on the front pastedown and are preserved in plastic dust jacket protectors. All appear to be unread and are virtually mint.

Rare thus, to say the least.

 Please Note: This is a weighty item and does not qualify for free shipping.

Previous Page



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).










Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill