-First American Edition-


First American Edition (1 of 465 copies)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Hodder & Stoughton [NY]

Biblio: (Cohen A29.2) (Woods A15c)

8vo (438 pages)

Hardcover [Deep red cloth]

Item Number: 10219


Collector's Guide

Liberalism and the Social Problem was Winston┬áChurchill’s first widely-published hardcover collection of political speeches, an expression of “radical” liberal views that were quite advanced for his time, prefiguring the modern social safety net that Churchill and David Lloyd George would soon set in motion. Though the burgundy clothbound English edition was handsomely produced, with Churchill’s signature in gilt across the front board, the American edition, similarly bound but without the gilt signature, is rarer. However, it is increasingly scarce in either edition.


This is a very good copy of the far rarer American issue, one of 465 copies produced. The cloth and gilt are fresh, bright and unfaded, with light shelfwear, the binding is square and tight. There is a previous owner name inked on the front free endpaper and the prelims only are partially toned across the upper page edges, with very faint scattered foxing throughout, else fine.