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-First English Edition-


First English Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Cassell and Co. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A241.1) (Woods A124a)

8vo (256 pages, 29 speeches)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Orange cloth]

Item Number: 150

Collector's Guide

The Postwar Speeches of Winston Churchill were published beginning  in 1948 with The Sinews of Peace, which collected late-1945-1946 speeches, including Churchill’s historic Fulton, Missouri “Iron Curtain” speech. This was followed by Europe Unite in 1950 (1947-1948 speeches), In the Balance in 1951 (1949-1950 speeches), Stemming the Tide in 1953 (1951-1952 speeches), and The Unwritten Alliance in 1961 (1953-1959 speeches). The Unwritten Alliance appeared in England only and is thus the rarest of the postwar speech volumes.


The first volume of Churchill’s collected postwar speeches (October 1945-1946), including his legendary Fulton, Missouri “Iron Curtain” title speech.

This is a very good copy of the First English edition, in an unclipped dust jacket that is edge-chipped, with some fractional losses. The contents are fine, save for a neatly inked former-owner’s initial on the front free endpaper.