-First Canadian Edition Set in Dust Jackets-


First Canadian Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

McClelland & Stewart Limited [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A267.5[I-IV].a) (Woods A138ab)

8vo (521, 433, 402 and 403 pages, illustrated with maps)

Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Blue cloth]

Item Number: 207058


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 a very good example of the First Canadian Edition in unclipped dust jackets, as issued in a red cardboard slipcase with photo frontis. The books and dust jackets are in uniformly fine condition. The slipcase does show its age. A former owner’s name stamp appears discreetly on the front and rear pastedowns of all volumes.