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Churchill, Winston, S. and Churchill, Randolph, S. (Compiler),:. Arms and the Covenant,. London George G Harrap & Co Ltd, 1938.

Price: US$195.48 + shipping

Description: First Edition, ex library: Hardback, navy bds., gold titles, 160 x 230 mm., 900g., 464 pp., removed library sticker mark on pdfep. + a further 3 library stamps, portrait frontis, sunned spine and light edge wear, no dw., VG copy.

Seller: Stephen Wilkinson Fine Books, Near Ventnor, Isle of Wight, I.O.W, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston. ARMS AND THE COVENANT. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1938.

Price: US$200.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Spine sunned but still with bold gilt lettering. Half title page a tiny bit browned from laid-in note. Former owner's signature neatly on title page (almost if he would have signed it). Else one of the nicest copies we have seen so far. ; Essays on disarmament; 8vo; 466 pages

Seller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore, Westport, CT, U.S.A.

Churchill, Randolph S., Edited By. Arms and The Covenant: Speeches By The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill, C.H., M.P.. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1938.

Price: US$202.51 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Cover: blue cloth on board with gilt titles; mild rubbed wear and light dusting of soiling. Edges: old yellowing and faint few only foxing. Greying to head edge. Thin bumping to head & foot of spine. Soft rubbing and tiny bumping to fore corners. Name & 1940 to head ffep. B/w illustration of Winston S. Churchill on frontispiece. Light foxing to many pages albeit mostly to the margins. Binding is very good. 466p

Seller: BOOKMARK, Auckland, New Zealand

Winston S. Churchill. Arms and the Covenant: Speeches by the Right Hon. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL. Compiled by Randolf S. Churchill. G.G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, London, 1938.

Price: US$235.13 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: "Speeches on foreign affairs and national defence . All except the first were delivered in the last six years, and all but two in the House of commons."--Preface. American edition published under the title: While England slept. Spine lightly sunned/faded and a few minor spots to front panel, small sticker abrasion to inside top corner of front endpaper with tiny faint trace of cloth showing through, usual offsetting to half title page, previous owner inscription on same. A very good sound and clean copy with no edge wear to cloth

Seller: Writers Den, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. Arms and The Covenant. George G. Harrap, London, 1938.

Price: US$286.71 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Original blue cloth binding, gilt titles to the spine. A little marking to the boards and minor sunning to the spine. Black and white frontispiece. Contents a little foxed but clean. Scarce in first edition. 465pp

Seller: St Marys Books And Prints Wisden Dealers, Stamford, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.. ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. C.H. M.P. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1938, 1938.

Price: US$325.80 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: FIRST EDITION. Very good copy in publishers blue cloth with gilt ruling and lettering on spine. Double blind ruled borders on boards. Some offsetting to half title and title page, from the frontis photograph. Spine is uniformly a little bit faded. Previous owners bookplate on front paste-down, designed by Jozef Sekalski. Overall a very good copy.

Seller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member., London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume IV. George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, 1938.

Price: US$475.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, only printing of the fourth and final volume of Churchill's Marlborough - a premium copy suitable for filling a superior first edition set. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. This decade saw Churchill pass into his sixties with his own future as uncertain as that of his nation. It is perhaps not incidental that Churchill’s great work of the 1930s was about a great ancestor. Churchill may have wondered more than once if the life history he was writing might ultimately eclipse his own. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." Two months after Volume I was published, on 12 December 1933, T.E. Lawrence wrote to Churchill: "I finished it only yesterday. I wish I had not The skeleton of the book is so good. Its parts balance and the main stream flows Marlborough has the big scene-painting, the informed pictures of men, the sober comment on political method, the humour, irony and understanding of your normal writing: but beyond that it shows more discipline and strength: and great dignity. It is history, solemn and decorative." The first edition of Marlborough was originally issued in four volumes and was very well received - both critically and aesthetically. The first edition is physically impressive, bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms in gilt on the front cover, a gilt text block top edge, and a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. Here is the first British edition, only printing of Volume IV, a near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket, scarce thus. This final volume covers the years 1708 to 1722, chronicling the decline of Marlborough and the apparent frustration of his work. It is a substantial 671 pages with 24 illustrations, 39 maps and plans, and 1 document facsimile. The plum cloth binding is square, clean, bright, and tight with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. We note only a hint of bubbling to the binding cloth at the lower front corner and a razor-thin strip of sunning at the spine head. The contents are crisp and bright with no previous ownership marks. Very light spotting is confined to the otherwise bright fore and bottom edges. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original lower front flap price, and is complete apart from fractional chipping to the spine head. Shelf presentation is superior, despite modest, even toning to the jacket spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. Arms and the Covenant. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., c.1938., London, 1938.

Price: US$500.00 + shipping

Description: Edition : First edition., contemporary full blue cloth over board, title in gilt on flat spine. , This book highlighted the United Kingdom's lack of military preparation to face the threat of Nazi Germany's expansion and attacked the current policies of the UK government, led by his fellow Conservative Neville Chamberlain. It galvanised many of his supporters and built up public opposition to the Munich Agreement. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA (1874 ? 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as a Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and imperialist, for most of his career he was a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but from 1904 to 1924 was instead a member of the Liberal Party. Widely considered one of the 20th century's most significant figures, Churchill remains popular in the UK and Western world, where he is seen as a victorious wartime leader who played an important role in defending liberal democracy from the spread of fascism. Also praised as a social reformer and writer, among his many awards was the Nobel Prize in Literature. Conversely, his imperialist views and comments on race, as well as his sanctioning of human rights abuses in the suppression of anti-imperialist movements seeking independence from the British Empire, have generated considerable controversy., Size : 8vo,

Seller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books, Toronto, ON, Canada

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.. ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. C.H. M.P. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1938, 1938.

Price: US$619.03 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: FIRST EDITION. 8vo. A fine and bright copy in publishers blue cloth with gilt ruling and lettering on spine. Double blind ruled borders on boards. Top edge dark blue. Some offsetting to half title where the dustwrapper front flap has previously been. This wrapper is no longer present but has done its job of protecting the book which is bright and fresh.

Seller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member., London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Arms and the Covenant - Speeches.. Harrap, London., 1938.

Price: US$879.67 + shipping

Description: First edition. Compiled with a Preface by Randolph Churchill. Octavo. 466 pages. Frontispiece photograph. Later fine binding by Bayntun (Rivière) of three quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules, top edge gilt, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers. These speeches cover the period 1928 to 1938 and deal, almost exclusively, with British policy towards Germany.Fine.

Seller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Arms and the Covenant, finely bound. George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, 1938.

Price: US$1000.00 + shipping

Description: This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, the first edition, only printing. This finely bound copy is handsomely executed in three-quarter navy morocco, evocative of the publisher's original dark blue cloth, over marbled paper-covered boards. The binding features generous corners, double blind-rule transitions, and a hubbed spine with blind rules framing the raised bands and gilt lions rampant in the unprinted compartments. The contents are bound with head and foot bands, fine stock endsheets, and gilt top edge. Condition of this copy is fine. The binding is flawless, without soiling fading, or wear. The contents are suited to the fine binding, notably clean with none of the spotting endemic to the edition and no previous ownership marks. We note only modest age-toning to the otherwise clean fore and bottom edges. Arms and the Covenant contains text from 41 Churchill speeches criticizing British foreign policy, spanning 25 October 1928 to 24 March 1938. This collection has been called " the permanent record of one man’s unceasing struggle in the face of resentment, apathy, and complacency". The speeches were compiled by Churchill's son, Randolph, who contributed a preface and is credited with compilation. Randolph would do the same for his father's first volume of war speeches, Into Battle, published in an almost unrecognizable world less than three years later. At the time, on the eve of the Second World War, the British edition was given the politically palatable title Arms and the Covenant. The U.S. title – While England Slept - is a bit more candid. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British entrusted their fate, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war, which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of While England Slept lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester, The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305) 5,000 copies of this first and only British impression were printed. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.1, Woods/ICS A44(a), Langworth p.192.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. Arms and the Covenant, finely bound. George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, 1938.

Price: US$1150.00 + shipping

Description: This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, the first edition, only printing. This finely bound copy is handsomely executed in full navy morocco, evocative of the publisher's original dark blue cloth. The binding features a hubbed spine with blind rules framing the raised bands, decorative devices in the unprinted compartments, and gilt rule borders framing the covers. The contents are bound with head and foot bands, marbled paper endsheets, and gilt top edge. Condition of this copy is fine. The binding is flawless, without soiling, fading, or wear. The contents are suited to the fine binding, crisp and clean with no ownership marks. The spotting endemic to the edition is almost entirely absent, appearing confined to just a few spots on the first and final leaves. The blue cloth spine of the publisher's original binding is bound in, affixed to the recto of the first blank sheet following the text. Arms and the Covenant contains text from 41 Churchill speeches criticizing British foreign policy, spanning 25 October 1928 to 24 March 1938. This collection has been called " the permanent record of one man’s unceasing struggle in the face of resentment, apathy, and complacency". The speeches were compiled by Churchill's son, Randolph, who contributed a preface and is credited with compilation. Randolph would do the same for his father's first volume of war speeches, Into Battle, published in an almost unrecognizable world less than three years later. At the time, on the eve of the Second World War, the British edition was given the politically palatable title Arms and the Covenant. The U.S. title – While England Slept - is a bit more candid. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British entrusted their fate, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war, which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of While England Slept lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester, The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305) 5,000 copies of this first and only British impression were printed. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.1, Woods/ICS A44(a), Langworth p.192.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S. and compiled by Randolph S.Churchill. Arms and the Covenant : Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill C.H. M.P. [Speeches on Foreign Affairs and National Defence]. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1938, London, 1938.

Price: US$1303.22 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First edition, first issue with 18/- price on jacket flap. Only 5000 copies printed. 466 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and in printed dust wrapper. Dj spotted & edgeworn with slight losses. Jacket spine darkened. Board edges marked. Darkeneing to prelims and fore-edge. Frontis portrait. No ownership names. Internally clean. Binding firm. Comprises more than forty of the speeches delivered by Churchill to the House of Commons from 1932-1938. 8vo.

Seller: Stephen Foster - ABA, ILAB, & PBFA, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Arms and the Covenant. Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1938, 1938.

Price: US$1954.83 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge dyed blue. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership inscription. Light spotting to edges, partial tanning to half title and final blank, spine very slightly rolled, corners just nicked; an excellent copy in the spine-tanned jacket, with a few spots, chips to ends and corners, and tape repair to head of spine panel verso. Frontispiece portrait. First edition, only printing, in the scarce first issue jacket, re-priced in pencil to 7/6 to match those of the remainder issue which had new jackets printed and priced at 7/6. A total of 5,000 copies were printed; Woods notes that 3,381 were sold at 18 shillings before June 1940, when the book was re-issued as a cheap edition, priced at 7s. 6d. Arms and the Covenant is an important collection of Churchill's speeches, 1928-38, warning of the dangers of a rearmed Germany. A contemporary review in the journal of the Royal Institute for International Affairs remarked that "apart from their literary graces" Churchill's speeches were remarkable because of "the restraint of their language" in view of the "blunders and inaccuracies" of the government and for his technical mastery, "There seems to be nothing from Naval Strategy to the jigs and tools in an aircraft factory. on which Mr Churchill is not an expert." Cohen A107; Woods 44a

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston [Randolph S. Churchill, comp.]. Arms and the Covenant. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1938.

Price: US$2000.00 + shipping

Description: pp. 466. 8vo. Navy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Publisher's topstain. Portrait frontispiece. Some general shelfwear, a couple of bumps, spine dry, offsetting to half-title and rear endpaper (often seen in this edition and presumably from binder's glue). Ink name, contents otherwise unmarked. In the original, unclipped pale blue dustjacket which shows discolouration to the spine, some scuffing, and chips and tears at edges. "Each speech is preceeded by its individual divisional half-title and diary of events". Only 5000 copies of this edition were printed. Woods A44(a).

Seller: BISON BOOKS - ABAC/ILAB, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Arms and the Covenant. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.. London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1938, 1938.

Price: US$2280.63 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tools in compartments, raised bands, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Slight foxing to half-title, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Frontispiece portrait. First edition, first impression, of Churchill's warning of Britain's lack of military preparedness to face the threat of Nazi Germany. Cohen A107; Woods 44a

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston. Arms and the Covenant. Harrap, London, 1938.

Price: US$2750.00 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: Speeches, Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. 8vo, blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, d.w. London: Harrap, (1938). First Edition. First and only edition of these texts criticizing British foreign policy apropos of the re-arming of Germany before World War II have called"probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". The book is in fine condition, with the typical transfer browning on the half title & back rear end paper, and the slightest bit of foxing. The dust wrapper with the 18/ price is fine except for browning of the spine & edges.

Seller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB, New York, NY, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Arms and the Covenant. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1938, 1938.

Price: US$3258.05 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt within triple fillet gilt, rule to front board in blind, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly faded; an excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tears and a couple of minor chips to extremities, some light marks to panels and tape repairs to verso. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, only printing, in the scarce first issue jacket, priced 18/- net. A total of 5,000 copies were printed; Woods notes that 3,381 were sold at 18 shillings before June 1940, when the book was re-issued as a cheap edition, priced at 7s. 6d. Arms and the Covenant is an important collection of Churchill's speeches, 1928-38, warning of the dangers of a rearmed Germany. A contemporary review in the journal of the Royal Institute for International Affairs remarked that "apart from their literary graces" Churchill's speeches were remarkable because of "the restraint of their language" in view of the "blunders and inaccuracies" of the government and for his technical mastery, "There seems to be nothing from Naval Strategy to the jigs and tools in an aircraft factory. on which Mr Churchill is not an expert." Cohen A107; Woods 44a.

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. Arms and the Covenant. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, London, 1938.

Price: US$3400.00 + shipping

Description: This book is the precursor to Churchill’s great war speeches, the first edition, only printing. This particular copy is increasingly scarce thus, a very good plus copy in a very good plus first issue dust jacket. The navy cloth binding is square, clean, bright, and tight, showing no sunning to the nicely rounded spine. We note only a few trivial bumps to extremities and a little wrinkling to the spine ends. The contents retain a crisp, unread feel. Spotting appears confined to the first and final leaves and page edges. The half title page and blank rear endpaper verso following p. 466 of this edition nearly always show transfer browning from the original binding’s pastedown glue, as is the case with this copy, in which the title page is likewise browned except where protected by the facing frontispiece portrait. Of interest is this copy’s Commonwealth sojourn. A tiny sticker on the lower front pastedown reads: "F. W. Preece & Sons Ltd. 11 Victoria Arcade, Sydney". Australian provenance is confirmed by the only other previous ownership mark – the ink stamp of "ST. PATRICK’S COLLEGE, MANLY" also on the front pastedown. St. Patrick’s Seminary was once the principal training facility for priests in Australia. The pale blue first state dust jacket is noteworthy for retaining beautifully vibrant color, with no color shift between the spine and faces. The jacket is unclipped, retaining the publisher’s original lower front flap price – particularly noteworthy given the Commonwealth provenance. We grade the jacket as only very good plus owing to some soiling, primarily to the spine, and minor losses to the spine ends and flap corners, which have been addressed by a previous owner with matching blue paper repairs to the jacket verso. The jacket is protected beneath a removable, clear archival quality cover. Arms and the Covenant has been called " the permanent record of one man’s unceasing struggle in the face of resentment, apathy, and complacency" and "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published." (Frederick Woods) The book contains text from 41 Churchill speeches spanning 25 October 1928 to 24 March 1938. These criticize British foreign policy and warn prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British turned, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. The speeches were compiled by Churchill's son, Randolph, who contributed a preface and is credited with compilation. Randolph would do the same for his father's first volume of war speeches, Into Battle, published in an almost unrecognizable world less than three years later. The "Covenant" in the title of Arms and the Covenant refers to the League of Nations Covenant, the instrument that was to maintain peace in the wake of the First World War. As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of the U.S. edition lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored" (William Manchester's The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305). The British first edition saw only a single printing of 5,000 copies published on 24 June 1938 and of these, perhaps as few as 3,381 were issued in the distinctive pale blue dust jacket. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.1. Woods/ICS A44(a), Langworth p.191.

Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Arms and the Covenant. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1938, 1938.

Price: US$6516.09 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine within triple fillet gilt, double fillet panel in blind to the front board. Spine sunned, the boards marginally a touch spotted, light foxing to the endpapers, half-title browned as usual, a very good copy. Frontispiece portrait. First edition, only printing. Presentation copy to Admiral Sir Dudley Pound, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To 1SL [First Sea Lord] from WSC, 28.3.40." Churchill began to write "Admiral" and then scratched out the first two letters, deciding to use instead Pound's abbreviated title, and signing just with initials. Pound responded to this present with a note of the same date, "Thank you very much for Arms and the Covenant and the kind thought which prompted the gift. I shall much enjoy reading it and imbibe much useful knowledge" (Churchill papers, 2/397, published in Gilbert, The Churchill War Papers, I, p. 924). When Admiral Backhouse died in July 1939 Pound was neither an obvious, nor a popular choice for the position, "the appointment was something of a surprise to the fleet where, owing to his unsmiling manner and lack of panache, he was a little-known and not always popular figure" (Kemp, Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea). Pound's contribution to the naval conduct of the war has been the subject of controversy, but what seems to be universally agreed upon is that his greatest contribution to the war effort as a whole was in his handling of Churchill. "Pound had to answer to the most self-confident and interventionist political master any first sea lord has ever worked for. Churchill worked hard to maintain control of the broad direction of grand strategy in his own hands, and constantly involved himself in fleet operations The struggle to help harness the positive energy of this human dynamo yet prevent him from making impulsive decisions that might lead to disaster, or meddling in operations to the point where the fleet had no idea to whom it answered nor confidence in its direction, may have been Pound's greatest contribution to victory" (ODNB). So effective was Pound at blocking Churchill's headlong rushes that the prime minister referred to him and his staff as the "masters of negation." Pound died on Trafalgar Day, 1943, "Churchill walked in his funeral procession to Westminster Abbey, and was observed to be in tears as his 'dear old friend and true comrade' was sent back to the sea with 'a Peal upon the Bells of the Abbey Church, half-muffled'" (John Litchfield, "Admiral Sir Dudley Pound," The Naval Review, LXIX,3, p190). Arms and the Covenant is an important collection of Churchill's speeches, 1928-38, warning of the dangers of a rearmed Germany. A contemporary review in the journal of the Royal Institute for International Affairs remarked that "apart from their literary graces" Churchill's speeches were remarkable because of "the restraint of their language" in view of the "blunders and inaccuracies" of the government and for his technical mastery, "There seems to be nothing from Naval Strategy to the jigs and tools in an aircraft factory. on which Mr Churchill is not an expert." A superb wartime inscription, a wonderful association. Cohen A107; Woods 44a

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

Winston S.Churchill. Arms and the Covenant. George G.Harrap & Co Ltd, London, 1938.

Price: US$10093.43 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, top edges of front and rear boards very gently toned, page edges very gently toned, front and rear end papers very gently toned, signed by the Author "From Winston S. Churchill 1946" to the half title page, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.

Seller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books, Rugby, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. Marlborough His Life And Times. George G. Harrap & Co. LTD, London, 1938.

Price: US$15750.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Octavo (23.5 x 15.5cm), four volumes, 611pp (Vol.1), 650pp (Vol.2), 607pp (Vol.3), 670pp (Vol.4). Publishers orange morocco, gilt title and dates on spine, gilt Marlborough Family coat-of-arms on covers. Five raised bands on spine, gilt top edge, marbled endpapers. Fine binding by "Leighton-Straker" bookbinder of London. Spines slightly faded, scuff mark to spine of Volume III. Volume IV with shelf wear, nick on front board, spine. This is a limited edition of 155 signed copies by Sir Winston Churchill, with 150 sold to the public and 5 held back for the authors use. This signed copy is number 55, signed by Churchill on limitation page. Woods A40(a). This book is the only signed limited edition published by Winston Churchill. He spent 10 years writing this book, which was dedicated to his ancestor, the First Duke of Marlborough. An incredible work from one of the 20th centuries most influential people.

Seller: The First Edition Rare Books, LLC, Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.. Arms and the Covenant. London: George G. Harrap, 1938, 1938.

Price: US$17500.00 + shipping

Description: First Edition; 5000 copies were printed. A fine copy in a jacket with light wear and tear; in a custom clamshell box. Inscribed by the author, 'To Mrs. Gamble from Winston S. Churchill, July, 1938.' All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted.

Seller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A., Boston, MA, U.S.A.