THE EVE OF ACTION: "Greatest Allied Operation" in the Spring
A Verbatim Report of Mr. Churchill's Speech Delivered on 22nd Feb. 1944, to the British House of Commons
Winston S. Churchill
First Edition/Only Printing
(Cohen A191.2) (Woods A98)
[No Publisher Indicated] The Belfast Telegraph [Belfast]
7 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches (20 pages)
Softcovers in slipcase [Printed Red Card wraps]
Churchill at Chartwell
"This is not a time for sorrow for rejoicing...The task is heavy, the toll is long and the trials will be severe." A true rarity, in scarlet red card wraps. The pamphlet is here handsomely preserved in an elaborate, custom-built burgundy cloth solander with a gilt-lettered quarter-leather spine label. Virtually mint and very nice.
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).