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Churchill, Winston. In the balance : speeches 1949 and 1950. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$3.66 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: 1952 Hardcover . 456 p. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside.

Seller: Better World Books, Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston, Sir. In the Balance; Speeches 1949 and 1950. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$8.00 + shipping

Description: 456 p. 22 cm. Book Condition: good. Clean interior pages. Light crack to inside spine. Covers in very good condition. Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library.

Seller: Ken's Book Haven, Coopersburg, PA, U.S.A.

Vandenberg, Jr., Arthur H. (editor).. The Private Papers Of Senator Vandenberg.. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$9.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: 599 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket has chips and tears. DIARIES. Senator Vandenberg's own frank and informal record of the great years of his career. Most of it is in the form of a diary. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Diaries, Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg Jr, Harry S. Truman, Robert La Follette, China, Winston Churchill, Foreign Policy, Atomic Energy Commission).

Seller: Ad Infinitum Books, Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.

Winston s Churchill. The Second World War Vol. V- Closing the Ring. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952.

Price: US$12.71 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

Seller: Better World Books Ltd, Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. In the Balance. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$37.50 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: In the Balance contains speeches made during 1949 and 1950 - during Churchill's period as Leader of the Opposition before returning to the premiership in 1951. This book was published in America only after Churchill returned to power for his second stint as Prime Minister, since before then the publisher lacked confidence in the U.S. market appeal of another volume of Churchill's speeches. This first American edition is considerably more scarce than the British edition; only 2,000 copies were printed, in contrast to 8,200 copies of the British counterpart. Hence it is a very elusive edition, particularly in the original dust jacket. Offered here is an affordable, jacketed, but ex-library copy. The brown cloth binding is tight, clean, and square with wear confined to the corners and spine ends and with white catalogue lettering on the lower spine. The contents are clean with no spotting, but with the usual ex-library markings. These markings include: tape residue on both pastedowns, a library pocket (with the card still present) on the rear pastedown, and library inkstamps on the endpapers, copyright page, pastedowns, the first page of the Introduction, and the top edge of the text block. The contents appear otherwise unmarked. The dust jacket is unclipped, still bearing the original $5.00 price on the front flap. Wear is minimal, substantially confined to a large closed tear on the rear panel. The red spine of this dust jacket proved exceptionally vulnerable to sunning and this copy is no exception; all lettering is still clearly visible, but the red color is severely bleached. Moreover, the library apparently saw fit to remove the rear flap of the dust jacket, although the text portion of the rear flap was preserved and glued down to the ffep, where it remains. An ex-library copy, but scarce nonetheless, priced accordingly, and bearing the original dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in an removable archival mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A255.2, Woods/ICS A130(b), Langworth p.302.

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

Churchill, Winston S.. In The Balance. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1952, 1952.

Price: US$46.62 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

Seller: ThriftBooks, Auburn, WA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill (Sir). In The Balance. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$49.00 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: Book(In The Balance) is tight & clean/unmarked text with prior owner's name on ffep, barely read, DJ has bright appearance with price clip & some tears plus rubbing to edges, a very nice book otherwise in plastic cover!

Seller: PARKER-FOX LLC Books, Lagrange Park, IL, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. In the Balance. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1952.

Price: US$49.50 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: In the Balance contains speeches made during 1949 and 1950 - during Churchill's period as Leader of the Opposition before returning to the premiership in 1951. This book was published in America only after Churchill returned to power for his second stint as Prime Minister, since before then the publisher lacked confidence in the U.S. market appeal of another volume of Churchill's speeches. This first American edition is considerably more scarce than the British edition; only 2,000 copies were printed, in contrast to 8,200 copies of the British counterpart. Though the U.S. edition was issued using British first edition sheets, it is considerably different in appearance, bound in a medium brown cloth with a dark red dust jacket. Here is a fine unjacketed copy. The brown cloth binding is clean and unfaded with square corners and no wear apart from a hint of wrinkling at the spine ends. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The sole, trivial interior flaw is slight scarring on the front pastedown where it appears that a small sticker - perhaps .5 x 1 inch - was previously removed. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A255.2, Woods/ICS A130(b), Langworth p.302

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

Churchill, Winston. IN THE BALANCE. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$50.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Book has owner's name and bookplate, is otherwise in excellent, new shape under a gently worn jacket with shallow chips at spine ends, not affecting the lettering. The speeches of Great Britain's Prime Minister in the crucial pre-election days of 1949 and 1950. Scarce in the American edition.

Seller: MARIE BOTTINI, BOOKSELLER, Cotati, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S. (edited by Randolph S. Churchill). In The Balance, Speeches 1949 and 1950. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$50.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: x, 456pp. previous owner's name to front paste down, spine of dust jacket sunned, jacket price clipped and chipped at edges Size: 8vo., Boards

Seller: The Odd Book (ABAC, ILAB), Wolfville, NS, Canada

Winston S. Churchill. In the Balance. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$99.50 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: In the Balance contains speeches made during 1949 and 1950 - during Churchill's period as Leader of the Opposition before returning to the premiership in 1951. This book was published in America only after Churchill returned to power for his second stint as Prime Minister, since before then the publisher lacked confidence in the U.S. market appeal of another volume of Churchill's speeches. This first American edition is considerably more scarce than the British edition; only 2,000 copies were printed, in contrast to 8,200 copies of the British counterpart. Hence it is a very elusive edition, particularly in the original dust jacket. Offered here is a near fine copy in a just about good dust jacket. Though the U.S. edition was issued using British first edition sheets, it is considerably different in appearance, bound in a medium brown cloth with a dark red dust jacket. The tan cloth boards and spine are clean and fresh with square corners and only trivial shelf wear. The contents are clean, bright, and tight with no inscriptions. There is a hint of spotting confined to the top edge and fore edge of the text block. The dust jacket is price-clipped and shows irregular chipping at the spine head to a maximum depth of .75 inch and at the tail to a maximum depth of .5 inch. The red color on the spine is also lightly sunned. The front face is bright and clean with light wear at the corners and flap fold and a small triangular loss at the lower hinge. The rear face is lightly soiled with a .5 inch triangular chip at the lower edge. This is an affordable jacketed copy of an elusive post-war first edition. The dust jacket is protected in an removable archival mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A255.2, Woods/ICS A130(b), Langworth p.302

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

Winston S. Churchill. In the Balance. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$125.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: This is the third of Churchill's five volumes of post-war speeches. It contains speeches made during 1949-1950 - during Churchill's period as Leader of the Opposition before returning to the premiership in 1951. This book was published in America only after Churchill returned to power for his second stint as Prime Minister, since before then the publisher lacked confidence in the U.S. market appeal of another volume of Churchill speeches. This first American edition is considerably more scarce than the British edition; only 2,000 copies were printed, in contrast to 8,200 copies of the British edition. Here is a near-fine copy of the U.S. first edition, only printing, near-fine in a very good dust jacket. The brown cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and virtually no wear. The contents are clean with no spotting and no previous ownership marks. The page edges show slight dust soiling to the top edge and a little incidental soiling. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original $5.00 front flap price. The red dust jacket spine of this edition proved highly susceptible to sunning. This example has a modestly sunned jacket spine, but retains more red color than usual with the gold and white spine lettering still clearly legible. Losses are small, confined to fractional chipping at spine ends, and two .25 inch chips at the upper front face - one at the corner and one near the hinge. There is a .75 inch closed tear with some associated wrinkling at the upper front face near the hinge and a .5 inch closed tear at the lower front face. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A255.2, Woods/ICS A130(b), Langworth p.302.

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

Winston S. Churchill. In the Balance. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$225.00 + shipping

Description: This is a collector-worthy copy of the U.S. first edition, only printing of the third of Churchill's five volumes of post-war speeches. This first American edition is considerably scarcer than the British edition; only 2,000 copies were issued, in contrast to 8,200 copies of the British counterpart. Though the U.S. edition was issued using British first edition sheets, it is distinctly different in appearance, bound in a medium brown cloth with a dark red dust jacket. The dust jacket is the major weakness of the U.S. edition, as it proved exceptionally vulnerable to spine fading. This copy is fine in a very good plus dust jacket with a wholly unfaded spine. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original "$5.00" front flap price, with only fractional losses to spine ends and corners. We note no color shift between the red front face and spine. Minor wear to extremities and hinges and some soiling to the white rear face are more than compensated by the bright shelf presentation. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume beneath is excellent. The binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners. The contents are bright and crisp with no spotting and no previous owner inscriptions. The book feels unread. In the Balance includes 58 speeches and broadcasts delivered between 26 January 1949 and 14 December 1950. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. In the Balance was published in England on 18 October 1951, just a week before the Conservatives won the General Election, returning Churchill to Downing Street on 26 October 1951 at the age of 76. Interestingly, this American edition was not published until 22 April 1952, well after Churchill returned to power, since before then the publisher lacked confidence in the U.S. market appeal of another volume of Churchill's speeches. Befitting a Leader of the Opposition, Churchill's speeches address a wide range of domestic and foreign issues, including devaluation of the British Pound, the General Election of February 1950, the Korean War, and establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. By this time, the political experience that underpinned Churchill's postwar oratory was unrivaled. Member of Parliament for half a century, Churchill was beginning his sixth consecutive decade serving in a British Cabinet. Perhaps nothing better speaks to Churchill's truly singular experience than his 31 March 1949 speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (at pages 40-51), where he gave a tour de force survey of the period 1900-1945 that is - characteristic of Churchill - both incisive and lyrical: "In 1900 a sense of moving hopefully forward to brighter, broader, easier days predominated. Little did we guess that what has been called the Century of the Common Man would witness as its outstanding feature more common men killing each other with greater facilities than any other five centuries put together in the history of the world. but it is not in the power of material forces in any period. to alter the main elements in human nature or restrict the infinite variety of forms in which the soul and genius of the human race can and will express itself." Bibliographic reference: Cohen A255.2, Woods/ICS A130(b), Langworth p.302.

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

Winston S. Churchill. In the Balance. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1952.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Description: This is a premium copy of the U.S. first edition, only printing of the third of Churchill's five volumes of post-war speeches. This first American edition is considerably scarcer than the British edition; only 2,000 copies were issued, in contrast to 8,200 copies of the British counterpart. Though the U.S. edition was issued using British first edition sheets, it is distinctly different in appearance, bound in a medium brown cloth with a dark red dust jacket. The dust jacket is the major weakness of the U.S. edition, as it proved exceptionally vulnerable to spine fading. This copy is fine in a dust jacket approaching near fine. Of particular note is the dust jacket's bright, unfaded spine. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original "$5.00" front flap price, with only a fractional loss at the upper front hinge and trivial wear to the extremities. We note no color shift between the red front face and spine. The white rear face is unusually clean, with no soiling. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume beneath is exceptionally clean. The binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners. We note only a hint of shelf wear to the bottom edge. The contents are bright and crisp with no spotting and no previous owner inscriptions. Even the page edges are clean. The book feels unread. In the Balance includes 58 speeches and broadcasts delivered between 26 January 1949 and 14 December 1950. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. In the Balance was published in England on 18 October 1951, just a week before the Conservatives won the General Election, returning Churchill to Downing Street on 26 October 1951 at the age of 76. Interestingly, this American edition was not published until 22 April 1952, well after Churchill returned to power, since before then the publisher lacked confidence in the U.S. market appeal of another volume of Churchill's speeches. Befitting a Leader of the Opposition, Churchill's speeches address a wide range of domestic and foreign issues, including devaluation of the British Pound, the General Election of February 1950, the Korean War, and establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. By this time, the political experience that underpinned Churchill's postwar oratory was unrivaled. Member of Parliament for half a century, Churchill was beginning his sixth consecutive decade serving in a British Cabinet. Perhaps nothing better speaks to Churchill's truly singular experience than his 31 March 1949 speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (at pages 40-51), where he gave a tour de force survey of the period 1900-1945 that is - characteristic of Churchill - both incisive and lyrical: "In 1900 a sense of moving hopefully forward to brighter, broader, easier days predominated. Little did we guess that what has been called the Century of the Common Man would witness as its outstanding feature more common men killing each other with greater facilities than any other five centuries put together in the history of the world. but it is not in the power of material forces in any period. to alter the main elements in human nature or restrict the infinite variety of forms in which the soul and genius of the human race can and will express itself." Bibliographic reference: Cohen A255.2, Woods/ICS A130(b), Langworth p.302.

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

CHURCHILL, WINSTON.. In The Balance. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1952, 1952.

Price: US$300.00 + shipping

Description: First American Edition. Houghton, Mifflin imported 2000 sets of sheets from the English publisher to issue this edition. Fine in a dust jacket with minor wear and tear and two small interior tape mends. 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.