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The Chartwell Edition. First Illustrated Edition. 6 volumes. In the publishers's De Luxe binding of quarter blue morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines; blue cloth boards; top edges tinted; marbled end papers. Coloured frontispiece to each volume and illustrated with numerous photographic plates, maps - some folding - and tables. Corners and a few extremities very lightly rubbed, occasional and discreet marking to boards, spines evenly sunned to a lighter blue. Gilt very bright. A superb set. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The Second World War.
Verlag: London: The Educational Book Company, n.d.
Buchbeschreibung London: The Educational Book Company, no date , 1955. [Military history] The Chartwell Edition, THE First Illustrated Edition. Six volumes (25 x 18 x 27cm). The standard binding of red cloth, embossed silhouette of Churchill on a brown leather square to upper boards, gilt titles to brown leather squares to spine, top edges red, red endpapers. Colour frontispiece to each volume, illustrated with numerous photographic plates and maps (some folding). Five volumes with the original plain paper wrappers (one similar wrapper supplied). Internally fine, some minimal toning to edges. Some negligible mottling to the cloth of some volumes. Chipping and creasing to the edges of the fragile wrappers, some small tears and toning. An excellent set, very uncommon in the original jackets. Fine. The Chartwell Edition was issued after the final volume of the Second World War had been published by Cassell in 1954, incorporating the author's final revisions and with the addition of illustrations. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 52411