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THE COLLECTED WORKS OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

[“The Centenary Edition” Complete in 38 Volumes]


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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First Thus
Biblio: (Cohen AA1)(Woods AA1)
Date: 1973-1975
Published: Library of Imperial History [London]
Size (Details): Large 8vo
Binding: Hardcover [Full vellum (leather)]
Volumes: 38 volumes

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 3872

Guide

POSTHUMOUS COLLECTED EDITIONS

Six major posthumous works have been issued reprinting Churchill's writings and speeches in significant new formats. They are: THE COLLECTED WORKS; THE MAJOR WORKS OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL; WINSTON S. CHURCHILL: HIS COMPLETE SPEECHES 1897-1963; THE COLLECTED ESSAYS OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL; and THE GREAT REPUBLIC; NEVER GIVE IN!: The Best Of Winston Churchill's Speeches.

Description: This is a nearly pristine example of the legendary 38-volume “Centenary Edition” of Churchill’s Collected Works, which was published on the occasion of what would have been Churchill’s 100th birthday. A deluxe limited edition reprinting of every book-length title, together with four volumes that constituted the complete essays, here collected for the first time, the set was issued in full white vellum bindings, the upper covers gilt stamped with Churchill's coat of arms, the spines lettered in gilt and all fore-edges gilt, with marbled endpapers, and silk ribbon markers. This is an unopened set (Only 1750 of the intended 3000 sets were ever actually bound). The vellum here has yellowed ever so slightly with age, particularly along the spines of some volumes, as is common with this set. The books are all in their original dark green slipcases embossed in gilt with the Churchill coat of arms. A handful of slipcases exhibit very slight wear at points where they were pressed together side by side; which is also most common. Overall, a peerless example of this monumental edition.

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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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