Second World War – 6 vols – Limited Edition 100 copies by Winston Churchill

Posted on Dec 27, 2011

The Second World War, Limited Edition of 100 copies for presentation.

Vol I: The Gathering Storm
Vol 2: Their Finest Hour
Vol 3: The Grand Alliance
Vol 4: The Hinge of Fate
Vol 5: Closing the Ring
Vol 6: Triumph and Tragedy

First English editions bound by the publisher (Cassell, London) in full black pebble grain Morocco.
There are many editions of The Second World War by Winston Churchill; the American edition (Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1948-53) is the true first edition. I will be featuring many of the different editions on this site in later issues.

This is a near fine set with bright gilt tooling, and contents which appear unread. These special limited editions are seldom seen on the secondary market these days. In the meantime, I recommend new collectors seeking detailed bibliographical information on works by Churchill to get hold of a copy of Woods, Langworth or Cohen – preferably all three.

Value for a set in this condition: $6,000.

Woods A123(b),  Cohen A 240.4, Langworth p265

The Second World War - 6 Vols - Limited Edition of 100 copies for presentation

The Second World War – 6 Vols – Limited Edition of 100 copies for presentation

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