Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, The War Papers, Volume 2, Never Surrender, May 1940 - December 1940. Martin Gilbert.
Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, The War Papers, Volume 2, Never Surrender, May 1940 - December 1940
Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, The War Papers, Volume 2, Never Surrender, May 1940 - December 1940
Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, The War Papers, Volume 2, Never Surrender, May 1940 - December 1940
Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, The War Papers, Volume 2, Never Surrender, May 1940 - December 1940

Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, The War Papers, Volume 2, Never Surrender, May 1940 - December 1940

London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1994. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. The Official Biography of Winston Churchill, initiated by Randolph Churchill but completed by Martin Gilbert, is an epic piece of scholarship about a singularly epic life, comprising eight mammoth main text volumes and - so far - seventeen accompanying document or "Companion" volumes. The eight main text volumes were published between 1966 and 1988. Publication of the Companion volumes continues today. This is the British first edition of the second volume of The War Papers, which are the companion document volumes accompanying Volume VI of Churchill's Official Biography. This volume contains documents from May 1940, the month that Churchill became Prime Minister and Germany invaded France and the low countries, through December 1940, with Britain having fought off the immediate threat of Nazi invasion in the Battle of Britain, but nonetheless weak, isolated, and starved for supplies by the U-boat menace. This British first edition is considerably more scarce and highly sought than the U.S. first edition, which is similar in appearance. This copy is very good in a very good dust jacket. The red cloth binding is square and tight with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and minimal wear confined to extremities, but a bit concave at the upper spine from the weight of the massive text block. The contents are nonetheless bright and clean internally with no spotting, no previous ownership marks, and very light soiling to the text block edges. The dust jacket is unclipped and entirely complete with no losses or tears. We note light sunning to the jacket spine, minor wrinkling at the spine ends, and some creasing to the edge of the unclipped front flap. The dust jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302f2. Item #002770

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