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["Sevenpenny Library" Edition in the Rare Dust Jacket]


$2,000.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: "Sevenpenny Library" Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A3.6.a) (Woods A3d)
Date: 1915
Published: Hodder & Stoughton [London]
Size (Details): 16mo (260 pages, with frontis photo)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Red cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 206426

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The first and only Churchill novel, a statement of personal and political philosophy delivered as a fictional adventure yarn. U.S. publication preceded the British issue by roughly ten days, rendering the American first edition the true first.

Description: This is a very good copy of the so-called "Cheap Edition," in the extravagantly rare (and extraordinarily striking) dust jacket. A rather small and fragile clothbound paperback-equivalent of the World War I-era, the "Sevenpenny Library" edition did not generally age well and the dust jacket is virtually unknown, except in contemporary reprints. The jacket here has faded along the spine, with edge-chipping at the head and tail. There are fractional chips along the upper edge of the front face and a closed tear along the lower, but overall the jacket is impressively bright and complete. The red cloth is vibrantly fresh, if faintly faded from red to pinkish-red. The contents are fine, the pages a trifle browned, as per usual, and the prelims very lightly toned, with a vintage bookshop inkstamp on the front free endaper. Else fine. Unique 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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