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-First English “Times Book Club” Edition-


First English “Times Book Club” Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A111.1?) (Woods A45a)

8vo (365 pages, 2 maps, one folding, at rear)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Green cloth]

Item Number: 208909

Collector's Guide

Step by Step is a chilling anthology of Churchill’s prescient newspaper pieces about the rising Nazi threat, written for the Evening Standard and Daily Telegraph, commencing in 1936 with Hitler’s reoccupation of the Rhineland, through the final months before the declaration of war in 1939.


This is a very good copy of what appears to be a rare “Times Book Club” edition not present in the Cohen bibliography but conforming generally to other London Times Book Club editions in design and typography. The gilt spine titles have dulled a bit but the green cloth is clean and unfaded and the contents are fine and unfoxed, with a former-owner’s bookplate on the front pastedown.