THE END OF THE BEGINNING
The Third Volume of Winston Churchill’s War Speeches
First English Edition (Second Printing)
Cassell and Co. [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A183.1.b) (Woods A94a)
8vo (272 pages, with frontispiece photo of the author [by Walter Stoneman], illustrated with four additional photographs)
Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Light blue cloth]
Item Number: 117
The End of the Beginning was the third volume of Churchill’s collected World War II speeches (covering 1942). It is a gloomy assemblage until the Battle of Alamein: “I have never promised anything but blood, tears, toil and sweat. Now, however, we have a new experience. We have victory – a remarkable and definite victory.” Churchill’s speeches were collected and published yearly throughout the war in the U.K. and the U.S.
This is a very good copy of the Second Printing of the First English edition in an unclipped dust jacket that is very lightly edge-chipped with fractional loss at the spine head. The contents are fine.