LIBERALISM AND THE SOCIAL PROBLEM
-First American Edition-
First American Edition (1 of 465 copies)
Hodder & Stoughton [NY]
Biblio: (Cohen A29.2) (Woods A15c)
8vo (438 pages)
Hardcover [Deep red cloth]
Item Number: 206448
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 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.