[First American Abridged One-Volume Edition]


First American Abridged Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Charlesn Scribner’s Sons [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A69.5.a) (Woods A31ba.1)

16mo (866 pages, with 20 fold-out maps, 33 tables and black and white illustrations.)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]

Item Number: 206561



This is a virtually mint copy of the First American Abridged edition, in the extravagantly rare dust jacket. Like the original six-volume edition, the Abridged one-volume edition was published first in the U.S. (February 1931) and is the true first edition.

In terms of condition, few vintage volumes could be more perfect than this one. The unclipped dust jacket and the book are both flawless, save for a few faint creases to the jacket and a previous owner’s tiny ink notation on the front flap: “Read July 20-30, 1949.”

Very precious thus.