-American Hardcover Reprint “Review Copy”-
American Reprint Edition
The University of Chicago Press [New York]
Biblio: (Cohen A105.12) (Woods A43)
8vo (387 pages,illustrated with balck & white plates)
Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Grey cloth]
Item Number: 17917
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.
An original Review Copy of this very handsome reprint edition, now long out-of-print, that was photographically reproduced from the First “Revised” English edition.
Laid-in is a slip printed “Review Copy,” with the Publication Date: February 12, 1974, along with a very informative Press Release from the University of Chicago Press that states this edition was issued to celebrate “Sir Winston Churchill’s one hundredth birthday by bringing back into print a volume currently unavailable in any edition.”
This is a very good copy, in an unclipped dust jacket. The contents are fine.