The Second World War
CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965)
Price: 1,450.00 GBP
London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54, [Military History] SMARTLY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. 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. Attractively bound in navy half morocco with matching cloth over boards, red title labels, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt. Occasional light spotting. Very good in a handsome recent leather 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.