-Rare Second Printing of the First Hardcover Edition-
First English Edition (Second Printing)
Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A92.1.d) (Woods A38)
8vo (144 pages)
Hardcover (without Dust Jacket) [Orange cloth]
Item Number: 14495
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.
“Few cased copies of [INDIA’s] second printing are known,” wrote bibliographer Ronald Cohen in his new Churchill bibliography. Here is one such copy in astonishing condition, unjacketed, and virtually mint. 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.
The near-perfect example of a prized rarity.