Winston S. Churchill | The War Speeches. New York: G.P. Putnam Sons; Little, Brown and Co.; Simon and Schuster, 1941-1946
Winston S. Churchill
The War Speeches. New York: G.P. Putnam Sons; Little, Brown and Co.; Simon and Schuster, 1941-1946
7 volumes, 8vo. Blood, Sweat and Tears: Original dust jacket; vintage bookshop label to front pastedown; jacket somewhat chipped and toned, short closed tear to upper edge of rear jacket panel together with 1-inch rubbed area of loss. — The Unrelenting Struggle: Original dust jacket; previous owner’s ink stamp to front free endpaper, minor chipping to jacket edges, inch of loss at head of spine panel. — The End of the Beginning: Original jacket; vintage gift inscription partially erased from front free endpaper, some chipping to edges of jacket with crease at head of spine, and one or two instances of rubbing. — Onward to Victory: Original dust jacket; fore-edges lightly foxed, jacket price-clipped with minor chipping to head and tail of spine. — The Dawn of Liberation: Original jacket; jacket price-clipped with some chipping to edges, including minor loss at spine head. — Victory: Original dust jacket; edges of jacket chipped, approximately one and one-half inches of narrow loss along the upper edge of front jacket panel, minor loss at head of spine panel, creasing to upper edge of rear panel. — Secret Session Speeches: Original jacket; cloth of binding somewhat faded, jacket nearly price-clipped, minor damp staining to front jacket panel. Volumes housed in custom burgundy cloth slipcase.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION SET IN DUST JACKETS
A complete set of the scarce first American editions in their handsome dust jackets. Volume I (Into Battle) was issued in the U.S. under the title Blood, Sweat and Tears. Laid into the copy of Secret Session Speeches is a charming, original “Information Please” mailing card insert from the publisher.
Cohen A142.3.a, A172.2.a, A183.2.a, A194.2.a, A214.2.a, A223.2.a, A227.2.a; Woods A66- A114