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[First American Edition in Dust Jacket]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A 107.2.a) (Woods A44b)
Date: 1938
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons [NY]
Size (Details): 8vo (466 pages)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 204005



Churchill's initial alarms against Hitler and the Nazis are collected here in forty-one adamant pre-war speeches, 1936-1938, edited by his son Randolph. Published in the U.S. under the title WHILE ENGLAND SLEPT, the book, according to FDR, sat on his White House nightstand.

Description: This is a very good copy of the First American edition in a shelfworn dust jacket that is unclipped but creased, with edge-wear and some closed short tears. The cloth and binding are fresh and bright. The contents are fine and unfoxed, if just a trifle mellowed to a shade of off-white.

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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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