-First American Edition in Dust Jacket-


First American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

G.P. Putnam’s Sons [NY]

Biblio: (Cohen A 107.2.a) (Woods A44b)

8vo (466 pages)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]

Item Number: 204005


Collector's Guide

Arms and the Covenant captures Churchill’s initial alarms against Hitler and the Nazis in forty-one prophetic pre-war speeches delivered from 1936-1938, edited by his son Randolph. Published in the U.S. under the title While England Slept, the book, according to FDR, sat on his White House nightstand in 1938.


This is a very good copy of the First American edition in a shelfworn dust jacket that is unclipped but creased, with edge-wear and some closed short tears. The cloth and binding are fresh and bright. The contents are fine and unfoxed, if just a trifle mellowed to a shade of off-white.