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Churchill, The Right Honorable Winston Spencer. Liberalism and the Social Problem. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1909.

Price: US$675.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Very good first edition book, no dust jacket.  Title page is embossed "Presentation Copy." The first edition was only 3500 copies.  Red cloth covered boards with gilt text on front panel and spine.  Small stains on back panel. Extremities are sunned; spine is heavily sunned.  Spine folds are scuffed. Upper edge at head of board spine is split and fraying.  Lower edge at tail of board spine has horizontal creasing and is rubbed and corners are frayed.  Fore-edge corners are scuffed or just rubbed through.  Lower right front fore-edge corner is bumped, smaller bumps to other fore-edge corners.  Outside page edges are darkened.  Foxing on outside page edges, endpapers, first several pages and minimally on internal text margins. Gutter is separated at the title page but text block is stable.   Please use close-up options for best inspection. Additional photos available at your request.     

Seller: R & G Bliss Books, Excelsior, MN, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.. Liberalism and the Social Problem. Hodder & Stoughton, New York, 1909.

Price: US$695.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Red cloth with gilt title on spine which is still relatively sharp. Spine cloth at head and heel has been expertly repaired. Front bottom edge has been bumped. Rust marks to top of contents page and front endpaper by previous paper clip. Ink name and date (1913) to front endpaper. Despite all that a very nice copy. This is the first US edition of one of the more obscure early works of WSC, the US edition being harder to find than the UK first. Size: Octavo

Seller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB, Toronto, ON, Canada

Churchill, Winston Spencer. Liberalism and the social problem. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1909.

Price: US$909.71 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: One volume in 8vo; pp. XXIII, (1), 414; original publisher’s red cloth, minor bumping to extremities, spine very slightly sunned, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, mild foxing to endpapers, bottom edge untrimmed, inside clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition. “The addresses in this volume deal with nearly all the great political topics of the last four years – with Free Trade, Colonial Preferences, the South African settlement, the latest and probably the final charter of trade unionism, the Miners’ Bill, the measures for establishing Trade Boards and Labour Exchanges, the scheme of compulsory and voluntary assurance, and the Budget. They possess the further characteristic of describing and commending these proposals as “interdependent” parts of a large and fruitful plan of Liberal statesmanship.” (from introduction)

Seller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher, Egelsbach, Germany

CHURCHILL, Winston. Liberalism and the Social Problem. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1909.

Price: US$950.00 + shipping

Description: 8vo, dark red cloth. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. First Edition. Book of speeches from when the young Churchill was a liberal reformer. The fore-edge is foxed, but the contents are free from blemish. The spine, often faded, shows only the lightest touch of sunning, and the hinges are solid.

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

Winston S. Churchill. Liberalism and the Social Problem. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1909.

Price: US$950.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First edition, first printing. This is Churchill’s third book of speeches from his period as an ardent reformer and a bright star of the Liberal Party. Churchill's speeches in this volume address a broad range of social issues still topical today, with the young Churchill trying to chart a progressive course between reactionary conservatism and radical socialism. With only 3,500 first printing copies issued, collector worthy copies have become scarce. Here is a very good++ copy. The dark red cloth binding is tight and square, retaining a nicely rounded spine and bright gilt. The spine of this edition proved highly vulnerable to sunning. This copy shows only light sunning and has much better than average spine presentation. There is trivial wear at the corners and spine ends and mild blistering of the cloth at the top edges and along the rear hinge. The contents are clean and tight with no previous ownership markings of any kind. Spotting is a common problem with this edition. Here spotting is light and substantially confined to the edges of the last 50 pages. The binding is protected with a removable, clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A29.1.a, Woods/ICS A15(a), Langworth p.92

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

Winston S. Churchill. Liberalism and the Social Problem. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1909.

Price: US$1000.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First edition, first printing. This is Churchill's third book of speeches from his period as an ardent reformer and a bright star of the Liberal Party. Churchill's speeches in this volume address a broad range of social issues still topical today, with the young Churchill trying to chart a progressive course between reactionary conservatism and radical socialism. With only 3,500 first printing copies issued, collector worthy copies have become scarce. Here is such a copy. Of particular note are the contents, which are unusually bright and entirely free of any spotting. There is typical light soiling to the text block top edge. Inked owner initials on the ffep and a vintage New York bookshop sticker on the rear pastedown are the only interior markings. The dark red cloth binding is tight and square, retaining a nicely rounded spine and bright gilt. The spine of this edition proved highly vulnerable to sunning. This copy shows only light sunning and has much better than average spine presentation. There is trivial wear at the corners and the usual puckering at the spine ends, with a tiny tear and negligible fraying at the base of the spine. There is also a small, circular indentation on the rear face. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A29.1.a, Woods/ICS A15(a), Langworth p.92.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. Liberalism and the Social Problem.. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1909, 1909.

Price: US$2573.48 + shipping

Description: Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine with lion centre tool in compartments, raised bands, signature block to front board, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression of this uncommon title which collects speeches by the young Churchill during his Liberal phase, addressing such issues as the conciliation of South Africa, Imperial Preference, Labour Exchanges and Unemployment Insurance

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