-The Folio Society Edition-


First Folio Society Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill (Introduction by Roy Jenkins)

The Folio Society [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A267.31.a) (Woods A138)

8vo (440 pages, 350 pages, 352 pages & 346 pages, illustrated with maps and tables)

Hardcover [Red Pictorial cloth]

Item Number: 201940


Collector's Guide

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples was Winston Churchill’s last great work; a sweeping, four-volume history of England, her colonies, and the language that Churchill so venerated and ennobled in his own writings. Published nearly twenty years after Churchill composed his first draft in the late-1930s, the books were released after the war simultaneously in Britain, the U.S., and Canada over a period of three years. The original English edition was handsomely printed, the American and Canadian editions less so. Subsequent re-issues and abridgments abound.


This is the First Folio Society edition in very good condition. The four slipcased volumes were handsomely produced and very well illustrated, in typical Folio Society style. The slipcase here is just a bit rubbed and beginning to separate at the head, but is intact. The books are mint and appear unopened. A lovely way to read Churchill’s majestic history.