A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, full set of British first editions, finely bound in full brown morocco. Winston S. Churchill.
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, full set of British first editions, finely bound in full brown morocco
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, full set of British first editions, finely bound in full brown morocco
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, full set of British first editions, finely bound in full brown morocco
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, full set of British first editions, finely bound in full brown morocco

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, full set of British first editions, finely bound in full brown morocco

London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956. First edition, first printing. Full leather. This is a full, four-volume first edition, first printing set of Winston Churchill’s A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, finely bound in full brown morocco goatskin. The bindings feature gilt rule borders on the front and rear covers, hubbed spines with gilt rules framing the raised bands and gilt lions rampant in the unprinted compartments. The contents are bound with head and foot bands, marbled paper endsheets, and all page edges gilt. Condition of the set is fine. The bindings are flawless, without soiling fading, or wear. The contents are suited to the fine bindings, notably clean with no previous ownership marks and just a hint of the spotting endemic to the edition confined to the Volume III half-title and title pages. Churchill's four volume epic, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, was published between 1956 and 1958.  The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself. The work itself was two decades in the making.  The Churchillian conceptions that underpinned it were lifelong. The cultural commonality and vitality of English-speaking peoples animated Churchill throughout his life, from his Victorian youth in an ascendant British Empire to his twilight in the midst of the American century. Churchill began A History of the English-Speaking Peoples in the 1930s, completing a draft of "about half a million words" which was set aside when Churchill returned to the Admiralty and to war in September 1939.  The work was fittingly interrupted by an unprecedented alliance among the English-speaking peoples during the Second World War - an alliance Churchill personally did much to cultivate, cement, and sustain.  The interruption continued as Churchill bent his literary efforts to his six-volume history, The Second World War, and then his remaining political energies to his second and final premiership from 1951-1955. Please anticipate the possibility of additional shipping, depending on destination. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.1(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A138(aa), Langworth p.315. Item #004925

Price: $1,600.00