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


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First Odhams Press Editions (Second Printings)
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: A four-volume set of Odhams Press reprints still boxed 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, here preserved in plastic jacket protectors. Each volume has the same ink gift inscription on the front pastedown. 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.

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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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