Chartwell Booksellers Read about as on The New York Times Chartwell featured on CBS Sunday Morning
Advanced Search
Watch our Webcasts Chartwell featured on Billions
Chartwell Booksellers: A Bookstore in the Classic Tradition

Winston Churchill First Editions. Signed Books by Winston Churchill. Rare Books by Winston Churchill. Books About Winston Churchill. Churchill Speeches. Churchill Paintings. Churchill photographs. Churchilliana.

Winston S. Churchill bust


[The Rare "Presentation Edition"]

Please Inquire To Purchase
Inquire about purchasing this book

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: "Presentation Edition"
Biblio: (Cohen A240.4[I-VI].a) (Woods A123ba)
Date: 1948-1953
Published: Cassell and Co. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (Gilt spine titles, decorated endpapers, top edges gilt. Maps, diagrams and tables throughout.)
Binding: Hardcover [Black leather]
Volumes: 6 volumes

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 206409



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: One-hundred sets of the First English edition were reserved by the publisher, Cassell & Co, for presentation. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full-black pebble-grained morocco, the books are starkly luxurious. This is one set in extraordinarily fine condition; virtually mint, inside and out.

A very precious prize in the Churchill canon. Rarely seen.

 Please Note: This is a weighty item and does not qualify for free shipping.

Previous Page



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).










Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill