A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES
-First Book-of-the-Month Club Set in Original Shipping Box-
First Book-of-the-Month-Club Edition
Dodd Mead Co. [New York]
Biblio: (Cohen A267.4[I-IV].a) (Woods A138ab)
8vo (521, 433, 402 and 403 pages, illustrated with maps)
Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Grey cloth]
Item Number: 207109
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 absolutely mint First Book-of-the-Month-Club set, in dust jackets, is still boxed in the original shipping container. A 60-year-old prize preserved as if in amber.