-First English Edition without Dust Jacket-


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


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.


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.