LIBERALISM AND THE SOCIAL PROBLEM

-First American Edition-

1910

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: 206448

$1,750.00

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.

Description

This is a virtually mint copy of the more plainly bound, but far rarer American issue, one of 465 copies produced. The cloth and gilt titles are exceptionally fresh, bright and unfaded, the binding is square and tight. There are three small scratches visible in the cloth of the front face. The contents are fine and unfoxed. Rare thus.