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THE SECOND WORLD WAR

[The Rare "Presentation Edition"]


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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

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THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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 bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in black pebble-grained morocco for presentation by the publisher, Cassell & Co. This is one such set in extraordinarily fine condition; virtually mint.

A very precious prize in the Churchill canon.

 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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