Churchill Sir Winston S. ADDRESSES DELIVERED IN THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY TO THE PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN, OF FRANCE, AND TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ENGLISH HOUSE OF COMMONS, BY THE PRIME MINISTER, WINSTON CHURCHILL. Ransohoffs, San Francisco, 1940.
Price: US$395.00 + shipping
Description: 6 This includes five of Churchill's speeches such as "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat". Printed in red and black and bound by the Grabhorn Press on heavy handmade paper in 2 colours. Apr 10.5 x 15.5" weight 8lbs. Limited edition 250 copies. Bound in dark pink and buff cloth with paper spine label. Light soiling to covers but contents Fine. Cohen A133
Seller: poor man's books (mrbooks), Vineland, NJ, U.S.A.
Churchill, Winston. Address Delivered in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Forty to the People of Great Britain, of France, and to the Members of the English House of Commons, by the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Printed by the Grabhorn Press for Ransohoffs, San Francisco, 1940.
Price: US$800.00 + shipping
Condition: Near Fine
Description: One of 250 copies, elephant folio size,  pp. A grand production of seven of Winston Churchill's (1874-1965) impassioned wartime speeches given in 1940, here collected in print for the first time. Heightened by marvelous typographic compositions conducted at the Grabhorn Press with large red initials and highlighted words from the text brought to life in a larger, bold, red ink: "I say to the house as I said to the ministers who have joined this government, I have nothing to offer but BLOOD TOIL TEARS & SWEAT - we have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind." From the library of Morgan A. Gunst, prominent San Francisco book collector, with his small yet elegant leather book plate affixed to the front pastedown.___DESCRIPTION: Quarter linen and red cloth covered boards, red label printed in gold to backstrip, woodcut of the Union Jack printed in red to title-page, text printed in black and red; type Goudy Modern, French mouldmade paper, elephant folio size (15.75" by 10.75"), pagination: [i-ii] [1-4] 5-66  [1 colophon], limited first edition, one of 250 copies.___CONDITION: A near fine copy, internally bright and free of prior owner markings, text block is straight and square with solid hinges, covers are clean and unscathed, except for a spot of off-setting to the front free endpaper from the bookplate, and a hint of rubbing at the corners (not so much as to cause fraying), this copy is fine, rarely seen without foxing or splitting to the hinges; a beautiful copy from a prominent collection___CITATION: Magee Grabhorn Bibliography, no. 339.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
Seller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA, Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.
CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S. Addresses Delivered in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Forty to the People of Great Britain, of France, and to the Members of the English House of Commons, by the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Ransohoffs, San Francisco, 1940.
Price: US$862.50 + shipping
Description: Folio. half cream cloth, over red cloth, gilt lettered spine label. One of 250 copies printed at the Grabhorn Press. The collection includes the famous "The finest hour" speech. [Grabhorn Press Bibliography #339]. Lower right corner lightly bumped with very light creasing to leaves, spine lightly sunned, else a very nice copy
Seller: Randall House Rare Books (ABAA), Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.
Winston S. Churchill. Addresses Delivered in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Forty to the People of Great Britain, of France, and to the Members of the English House of Commons, by the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Ransohoffs (printed by Grabhorn Press), San Francisco, 1940.
Price: US$925.00 + shipping
Condition: Near Fine
Description: This is a collector-worthy copy of an unusual, scarce, and striking wartime edition of Churchill's speeches. It contains seven of Churchill's speeches from 1940, including "Blood Toil Tears and Sweat" and "The Few". This is the first appearance in volume form of these speeches, later published in "Into Battle". Included are Churchill's speeches to the House of Commons of 13 May (excerpts), 19 May, 18 June, 20 August, 11 September, and 8 October. Also included is Churchill's speech of 21 October to the French nation. This edition was published for Ransohoff's, a San Francisco department store, by Grabhorn Press in a limited edition of 250 copies. It is a large and striking production, measuring 15.75 x 10.75 inches, bound in red cloth covered boards with a quarter linen spine and a leather spine label stamped in gilt. The contents are printed on lavish, handmade paper and printed in red and black. Two similar editions were published by Ransohoff's - the edition offered here and another in blue cloth containing six of Churchill's speeches from 1940-1941. Both are quite scarce, but this earlier red edition is even more elusive than the blue. While these publications are beautiful, they are notably fragile. The linen spines soiled easily, the leather spine labels faded and cracked, the cloth was prone to wear, and the contents prone to spotting. Finally, as noted in Langworth, (p.243), because of the way these were bound, "these books almost always have one or two gutterbreaks". Here is a lovely copy, free of most of the typical faults. The binding is remarkably clean, the linen almost immaculate and the leather spine label pristine. The boards show light wear to the corners, which nonetheless remain sharp. The contents are a treat. There is no sign of the gutterbreaks endemic to this edition. Moreover, we find no spotting whatsoever and no previous ownership marks of any kind. A terrific example of this scarce edition. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A133, Woods D(a)5, Langworth p.243.
Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Price: US$975.00 + shipping
Description: CHURCHILL, Winston S. Addresses Delivered in the Year Nineteen Hundred and Forty to the People of Great Britain, of France, and to the Members of the House of Commons. 66,  pp., large woodcut of the Union Jack on title, colophon in red with large printer's device of the Grabhorn Press. Folio, 404 x 274 mm, Publisher's cloth-backed boards. San Francisco: Printed for Ransohoffs by the Grabhorn Press, 1940. The Grabhorn Press Edition limited to 250 copies, printed in red and black on hand-made paper. This folio press book printed in elegant handset type records seven of Churchill's brilliant and impassioned speeches or radio broadcasts delivered on the eve of the Second World War. It is noteworthy that this edition was issued in 1940, the same year that Churchill wrote and delivered these powerful, historic messages. Woods D(a)5, containing Addresses A54, A56, A60(a), A61. Speeches 1, 5, 6 not recorded by Woods.
Seller: Ursus Rare Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.