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-First English “Revised” Edition (Second Impression)-


First English “Revised” Edition (Second Impression)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A105.3.b) (Woods A43b)

8vo (387 pages, illustrated with 25 portrait photographs)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]

Item Number: 208705

Collector's Guide

Great Contemporaries comprises twenty-one penetrating profiles of political and literary luminaries. An utter delight to read, beautifully written and brutally opinionated (Hitler comes off just a bit better than George Bernard Shaw), the ensuing “Revised” edition (and most future reprints) added four new profiles: Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


This is a very good copy of the Second Impression of the First “Revised” English edition, reprinted in 1940. The very rare dust jacket is unclipped and virtually mint. The book is similarly immaculate, inside and out, save for a tiny chip to the upper right corner of the half-title.

Rarely seen thus.