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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: Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1948-54, 1948. [History] SMARTLY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. In six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv, 640; pp.xvii, 684; pp.x, 818; pp.xviii, 917; pp.xviii, 673; pp.xviii, 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. In recent dark blue half morocco over matching cloth with raised bands and gilt titles on red morocco squares to spines. Top edges gilt. Small scuff to half title page of volume I, p.645 in volume VI creased and marked at the bottom due to a manufacturing fault, not affecting text. A clean, bright set in a handsome modern binding. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War. WOODS, Frederick, 'A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill', A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 51127
Buchbeschreibung Cassell & Co. Ltd, London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington, 1954. 6 volumes, octavo. (8 x 5 1/4 inches). Half-titles. Numerous folding maps, 1 folding facsimile letter, 1 folding facsimile letter, 1 folding facsimile document. MInor scattered foxing. Full dark blue crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf, spines with raised bands in 6 compartments, ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges A finely bound set of Churchill's masterpiece. Churchill's pivotal role in the defeat of Hitler and the other Axis Powers, allied with his abilities as a historian and author all combined to make this a seminal work on the Second World War. It has not been bettered. The first volume here is the November 1949 revised issue, the other volumes being the first trade editions. Woods A123 (b). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 34864