-Rare Second Printing of the First Hardcover Edition-


First English Edition (Second Printing)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A92.1.d) (Woods A38)

8vo (144 pages)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Orange cloth]

Item Number: 14495


Collector's Guide

India is a slender compendium of Churchill’s speeches about Gandhi and “Our Duty in India.” It was simultaneously published in especially handsome hardcover and softcover editions, both much prized today by collectors.


As-new, virtually mint copy of the extraordinarily rare Second Printing of the First Hardcover Edition. “Few cased copies of [INDIA’s] second printing are known,” wrote bibliographer Ronald Cohen in his Churchill bibliography. Here is one such copy, unjacketed, in astonishing condition. The cloth retains its orange brilliance uniformly with no spine fade. There is a pinpoint of wear in the cloth at the rear joint. The contents are fine and unfoxed with a previous owner’s name (and village in India: “Gorumahisani”) inscribed in ink on the front free endpaper.

A near-perfect example of a prized rarity.