The World Crisis, the full leather Easton Press edition in six volumes. Winston S. Churchill.
The World Crisis, the full leather Easton Press edition in six volumes
The World Crisis, the full leather Easton Press edition in six volumes
The World Crisis, the full leather Easton Press edition in six volumes
The World Crisis, the full leather Easton Press edition in six volumes
The World Crisis, the full leather Easton Press edition in six volumes

The World Crisis, the full leather Easton Press edition in six volumes

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1991. Full leather. This is an as-new, full six-volume set of the striking Easton Press leather bound edition of the history of the First World War written by the man who led Britain as Prime Minister during the Second World War. This set is noteworthy not only for unread condition, but also for including the original promotional and purchase documents, including the publisher’s striking, tri-fold, color brochure, a letter from the publisher about the set, an original unaffixed Easton Press bookplate, an International Churchill Society brochure, the original order form from 10 June 1991, and all six installment payment purchase receipts (from which we have redacted the original purchaser’s credit card number). We have gathered these documents together within a removable, archival mylar sleeve. This edition is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and reader-friendly editions to date. Easton Press publications are regarded for their production values. Standard features include full leather binding with raised spine bands, extensive gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt, satin ribbon page markers, archival paper, sewn pages, and moire fabric endsheets. This set is bound in full crimson pigskin with black title and author spine labels. Richard Langworth, author of A Connoisseur's Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill, helped design this edition. Consequently, the contents of this Easton Press edition present an ideal combination of features from the many editions of this critically acclaimed work; the text is from the first English edition, while the photos are from the second American edition. The full color reprints of the original folding maps "are, if anything, better than the originals." (Langworth, p.112) Condition of this set is as new. The bindings are immaculate with no discernible wear. We note only a few trivial, superficial abrasions to the elaborate gilt decoration on the covers where they have long been pressed together, untouched, on a well-protected shelf. The contents are pristine, crisp and bright with no previous ownership marks. The gilt page edges are pristine. Each volume feels unread. The satin ribbon page markers remain in the same position originally placed by the publisher. Churchill was in a special position to write the history of the First World War, which nearly cost him both his political career and his corporeal life and in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the Dardanelles disaster, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent political exile as a lieutenant colonel of a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, foreshadowing the political isolation and restoration he would experience nearly two decades later leading up to the Second World War. Despite Churchill's political recovery, the stigma of the Dardanelles would linger. Hence Churchill had more than just literary and financial compulsion to write his history. Churchill titled his history The World Crisis, which was originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931. Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Please anticipate that this large, heavy set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.19, Langworth p.111. Item #005719

Price: $700.00

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