-Later Impression of the First English Edition-


First English Edition (Fifth Impression]

By: Winston S. Churchill

Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A105.1.e) (Woods A43a)

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

Hardcover [Blue cloth]

Item Number: 210219


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 Fifth Impression of the First English edition, without dust jacket. The cloth is very faintly spotted, the spine is mildly faded, the contents are fine, with light, scattered foxing to the prelims and fore-edges only