Kobenhavn: Steen Hasselbalchs Forlag, 1950. 1st Edition. Paperback. This unusual and important edition contains translations of 4 Churchill's speeches given in Denmark on 9, 10, and 11 October 1950. Only 500 copies were reportedly printed of this first and only edition. Publication is of bibliographic significance to collectors and scholars alike since this is the only published appearance of 3 of the 4 speeches. While in Denmark, Churchill received that country's highest humanitarian award, as well as an honorary degree at Copenhagen University. It is printed on beautiful laid paper with untrimmed edges and bound in gray card wraps. The text is entirely in Danish except for the facsimile of Churchill's handwritten 2-line note of November 1950 on p.7 ("I have a glowing memory of my time in Denmark"). This is also the only published appearance of the note.
Condition of this copy is very good. The gray card binding is complete, with no losses or tears. There is slight wear at the corners, a strip of light sunning to the top 1.25 inch of the front cover, and light soiling to the blank rear cover. The contents are pristine with no spotting, markings, or signs of ever being read. The booklet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve.
Reference: Cohen A248, Not in Woods, Langworth p.298. Item #001128