-First English Edition Set in Dust Jackets-


First English Edition Set

By: Winston S. Churchill

Cassell and Co. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A267.1[I-IV].a) (Woods A138a)

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

Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Red cloth]

Item Number: 209871


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 English edition set, in dust jackets that are exceptionally fresh, bright and unfaded. Volumes I and II jackets are neatly price-clipped, Volumes III and IV are unclipped. The books are crisp and clean, with slightly faded red topstains. The contents are fine, with very faint, very scattered foxing to the prelims and fore-edges of all volumes. There is a tiny, vintage bookshop sticker on the front pastedown of Volume I. Else fine.