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AN ADDRESS BY WINSTON S. CHURCHILL BEFORE A JOINT MEETING OF THE TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS – Washington – 19 May 1943)
-First Limited Edition-
First Limited Edition (Limited to 600 copies)
Overbrook Press [Stamford, CT]
Biblio: (Cohen A 181.4) (Woods A93b)
16mo (24 pages)
Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Black cloth]
Item Number: 11758
A virtually mint copy of this rare and extremely handsome fine press edition; the fourth published version of Churchill’s heralded speech, but its first appearance as a non-pamphlet, and by far the most deluxe. Printed by letterpress and bound in black paper-covered boards, with a red paper front label stamped in gilt, the volume also contains the text (and first volume appearance) of Churchill’s address to the House of Commons on 8 June 1943.
This is a very good copy, with the original, rare glassine jacket present, heavily browned and chipped but entirely intact. The upper left corner of the front board is a bit crunched, and the boards are a bit bowed, as per usual with this volume. The contents are fine, with page edges very faintly browned, light toning to front and rear pastedowns, and a discreet ownership stamp on front free endpaper. Ese fine.