WHY I AM A FREE TRADER
Winston S. Churchill, M.P.
(Cohen A15) (Woods A7/1)
The Review of Reviews (edited by W.T. Stead) [London]
9 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches (24 pages)
Pamphlet [Coated paper pictorial wraps]
First Editions by Winston Churchill
Churchill at Chartwell
One of the very rarest of all Churchill pamphlets, originally issued as the first in a series entitled "Coming Men on Coming Questions." This 24-page, wire-stitched paper pamphlet constituted Churchill's first published statement on the Free Trade question that had prompted him to cross the aisle from Conservative to Liberal just one year before. The front cover here has partially separated along the upper third of the spine and is foxed and faintly scratched but is entirely intact. The rear cover has one or two closed short tears. The contents are fine. Great photo.
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).