-First American Edition in Dust Jacket-


First American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

G.P. Putnam’s Sons [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A105.2.a) (Woods A43ab)

8vo (299 pages, illustrated with 21 portrait photographs)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]

Item Number: 209883


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 First American edition in a price-clipped dust jacket that is shelfworn, with multiple short tears and creases along the spine and fractional losses across the edges, front and rear, but with good color and overall quality.

The contents are fine and unfoxed, with tanning to the pastedowns and front free endpaper only.