-Second Odhams Press Reprint Edition-


Second Odhams Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Odhams Press Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Cohen A69.15)(WoodsA31j)

8vo (Over 1,400 pages, illustrated with over 40 maps and diagrams)

Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Red cloth]

Item Number: 207975


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.


The first four books of THE WORLD CRISIS (minus “The Aftermath” and “The Unknown War/ Eastern Front)as reissued by Odhams Press in this charming four-volume edition in 1949. This is a very good set of the “Standard” binding of red cloth, with Churchill’s signature in gilt on the front boards, in the striking pink dust jackets. Virtually mint, inside and out, with just a subtle shift in color to the jacket spine of Volume III, else fine.