The Third Volume of Winston Churchill's War Speeches


First English Edition (Second Printing)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Cassell and Co. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A183.1.c) (Woods A94a)

8vo (272 pages, with frontispiece [Walter Stoneman photo of the author]and four internal photographs)

Leatherbound [Blue leather]

Item Number: 212225


Collector's Guide

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. 


A very good leatherbound copy of the Second Printing of the First English edition (dated December 1943) rebound in 3/4-navy blue leather over the original blue cloth boards, gilt lettered on the spine in an exact replica of the original lettering, with gilded top edge.

There is rubbing to the spine, and interlocking cup stains on the cloth of the rear board. The front hinge is beginning to give but the contents are fine. An elaborate presentation bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown: “With Compliments of the Chairman and the Board of Directors of the General Fire Appliance Company Limited, 11 Waterloo Place.”

Strikingly similar to the manner and style in which Winston Churchill had his books leatherbound for presentation. [See item #211420]