Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Part 1, The Exchequer Years, 1922-1929
Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Part 1, The Exchequer Years, 1922-1929
Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Part 1, The Exchequer Years, 1922-1929
Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Part 1, The Exchequer Years, 1922-1929

Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume V, Part 1, The Exchequer Years, 1922-1929

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. This is the U.S. first edition of Companion Volume V, Part 1 of the Official Biography of Sir Winston Churchill. 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 originally published between 1966 and 1988. Publication of the Companion volumes continues today. The Companion volumes for Volume V of the Official Biography are perhaps the most keenly sought and most prohibitive to acquire of all Official Biography volumes. The British and U.S. first editions saw just a single printing and the Volume V Companions were published in smaller quantities than other Companion volumes - meaning that many first edition Official Biography sets will forever do without. The British first editions were bound in solid red cloth. The U.S. editions were published using British sheets, but more elaborately bound, with tan linen spines over blue buckram boards with blue spine title panels printed in red and gilt. The bindings also feature head and foot bands and vertical red transition rules between the tan linen and blue buckram. This U.S. first edition of Companion Volume V, Part 1, is in fine condition in a very good dust jacket. The binding is immaculate - clean, tight, and square with no discernible wear. The contents are likewise pristine and the book is clearly unread. The dust jacket is bright and complete, with no losses and retains the original front flap price. There is some light overall soiling, minor wrinkling to extremities, and a discrete one inch closed tear to the upper front flap. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Please note that this large, heavy book may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302e1. Fine / Very good. Item #002967

Price: $450.00

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