-Publisher’s Presentation First American Edition Set-


First American Edition Set

By: Winston S. Churchill

Dodd Mead Co. [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A267.3[I-IV].a) (Woods A138ab)

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

Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Blue-Grey cloth]

Item Number: 206969


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 First American edition set in unclipped dust jackets that are virtually mint. The cloth is similarly mint; crisp and bright. The contents are fine and unfoxed, with rich red topstains. The hinges on Volume IV are beginning to give but the binding remains tight.

Laid-into Volume I is a small white card that reads: “With Compliments of Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc.”

A lovely publisher’s presentation set.