ARMS AND THE COVENANT

-First English Edition without Dust Jacket-

1938

First English Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

George G. Harrap & Co. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A107.1) (Woods A44a)

8vo (466 pages)

Hardcover (without Dust Jacket) [Dark blue cloth]

Item Number: 211096

$850.00

Collector's Guide

Arms and the Covenant¬†captures¬†Churchill’s initial alarms against Hitler and the Nazis in forty-one prophetic pre-war speeches delivered from 1928-1938, edited by his son Randolph. Published in the U.S. under the title While England Slept, the book, according to FDR, sat on his White House nightstand in 1938.

Description

This is an extremely beautiful copy of the First English edition, without dust jacket. The cloth is uniquely unfaded, particularly along the fade-prone spine. The contents are fine, with light, scattered foxing to the fore-edge only. A discreet sticker from The [London] Times Book Club is affixed to the rear pastedown, else fine.

Quite lovely.