-Odhams Press Deluxe Two-Volume Reprint Edition in Dust Jackets-


First English Odhams Deluxe Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Odhams Press [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A69.11.a) (Woods A31fa)


Hardcover in Dust Jackets [Dark Red Crackle-Grain cloth]

Item Number: 212328


Collector's Guide

The World Crisis is Churchill’s highly subjective history of the First World War. Comprising five volumes (in six books) written over eight years, the initial titles were first published in the U.S. (by a matter of days), making the American edition the true first edition. Volume I (1911-1914) and Volume II (1915) were published in 1923. Volume III (1916-1918 ) was published in two parts in 1927 (hence the five/in six volumes ultimate format). Volume IV (The Aftermath 1918-1928) was published in 1929; and Volume V (The Unknown War/The Eastern Front) in 1931. A one-volume abridgment by the author was soon issued. Most subsequent re-issues have been incomplete, abridged, or otherwise condensed versions of the original text.