Posted on Oct 11, 2012

First Edition, First State, in dust wrapper. Published by Butterworth, London. 1937

Original cloth. Owner’s inscription on front free endpaper but this was done with a very fine pen.  2 small pencil marks to margin, otherwise contents very nice and clean. The dust wrapper is unclipped, correct first, tiny closed tear to the head of the spine. Faint toning to the spine.

A  fine collector quality copy.

Cohen A105.1.a;  Woods A43(a);   O’Brien  F0212

Estimated value;  $2,500

The book, GREAT CONTEMPORARIES by Winston Churchill, 1937 - 1st Edn, First State

GREAT CONTEMPORARIES by Winston Churchill, 1937 – 1st Edn, First State

Great Contemporaries, by Winston Churchill contains biographies of the 25 men he considered to be the greatest figures of the time:

The Earl of Roseberry
The Ex-Kaiser
George Bernard Shaw
Joseph Chamberlain
Sir John French
John Morley
Boris Savinkov
Herbart Henry Asquith
Lawrence of Arabia (T. E. Lawrence)
‘F. E.’ First Earl of Birkenhead
Marshal Foch
Leon Trotsky, alias Bronstein
Alfonso XIII
Douglas Haig
Aurthur James Balfour
Hitler (Adolf Hitler) And His Choice
George Nathaniel Curzon
Philip Snowden
King George V
Lord Fisher And His Biographer
Charles Stewart Parnell
Roosevelt From Afar

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