LIBERALISM AND THE SOCIAL PROBLEM
-First English Edition-
First English Edition [1 of 3,537 copies]
Hodder & Stoughton [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A29.1.a) (Woods A15a)
8vo (438 pages)
Hardcover [Deep red cloth]
Item Number: 210018
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 an exceptional First English edition copy. The cloth is unfaded, including the usually fade-prone spine. The corners are sharp, though the lower pair are a touch turned. The contents are fine, with very light, scattered foxing.