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-Recent American Reprint Edition-


"The Press at Toad Hall" Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

D.N. Goodchild [Philadelphia]

Biblio: (Cohen A29)(Woods A15)

8vo (195 pages)

Hardcover [Burgundy Leatherette over paper-covered cloth]

Item Number: 203425

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 attractive recent, privately produced reprint by D.N. Goodchild of Philadelphia. The pictorial dust jacket is laminated, the binding is burgundy leatherette over paper-covered boards, with a red ribbon marker, the text is entirely reset and the contents are fine. A very nice way to read this seminal and not often reprinted work.