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-Signed First English Edition-


First English Edition [1 of 3,537 copies]

By: Winston S. Churchill

Hodder & Stoughton [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A29.1.a) (Woods A15a)

8vo (438 pages)

Hardcover [Deep red cloth]

Item Number: 202628

Collector's Guide

Liberalism and the Social Problem was Winston Churchill’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 unusually fresh First English edition copy has been signed in ink: ”Winston S. Churchill” on the front free endpaper.

We have only seen one other signed example of LIBERALISM in our thirty-plus years of existence.

The spine here is nicely rounded and the gilt titles and signature across the front face are bright. There is some faint rippling to the cloth on the boards front and rear. The contents are fine and unfoxed.

Very rare thus.