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[The Rarely Seen First Canadian Edition in Dust Jackets]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First Canadian Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A240.2[I-VI]) (Woods A123aa)
Date: 1948-1953
Published: Thomas Allen Ltd. [Toronto]
Size (Details): 8vo (Maps, diagrams and tables throughout.)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Red cloth]
Volumes: 6 volumes

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 19816



The best-selling six-volume history that helped gain Churchill a Nobel Prize for literature. Published first in the U.S., the ensuing English edition contained numerous corrections and even a few additional maps. It is therefore considered more definitive, though today the American edition may be rarer. The series was simultaneously published by the Book-of-the-Month-Club, printed on the same presses as the first editions, and thus today can easily be confused with them.

Description: This is a very good set of the extravagantly rare First Canadian edition, which was produced using plates from Houghton Mifflin's First American edition, but was printed in Canada by the Canadian publisher Thomas Allen. "Complete sets are extremely scarce and hardly ever seen..." writes Richard Langworth in his CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE. "I have never encountered a set." This unique example is in very good condition. The dust jackets are bright and unfaded, the contents are clean and unfoxed, with a tiny bookshop sticker on the front pastedown of Volume V. The dust jackets are correct and unclipped with Volume V dust jacket priced at $6.50, rather than $6.00, and Volume VI jacket unpriced.

 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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