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Churchill, Winston S.. Stemming the Tide: Speeches 1951 and 1952. Cassell & Company, Ltd., London, 1953.

Price: US$19.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Good minus condition hardcover with no dust jacket, 1953 stated 1st edition. Book is ex-library with the usuaI library alterations and markings, has some shelfwear, sunning and rubbing to exterior. still in usable condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Seller: Squirrel Away Books, Loveland, CO, U.S.A.


Price: US$160.02 + shipping

Description: 21,9x14 cm; (4), X, 379, (3) pp. Legatura editoriale in tela bordeaux con titolo in oro al dorso. I discorsi contenuti in questo volume riguardano diversi temi: le industrie del ferro e dell'acciaio, la difesa (politica del governo), le esportazioni in Cina, affari esteri, trasporti. Prima edizione in ottime condizioni di conservazione. First edition, very good copy.

Seller: Studio Bibliografico Antonio Zanfrognini, Modena, Italy

Winston S. Churchill. Stemming the Tide. Cassell & Company Ltd., London, 1953.

Price: US$550.00 + shipping

Description: This is the fourth volume of Sir Winston Churchill's post-war speeches, an exceptional copy of the first edition, only printing in the first issue binding and dust jacket. Condition may be attributable to the provenance; although unmarked as such, this copy came from the archives of the publisher (Cassell). This copy is both superlative on its own merits and well-suited to incorporating into a particularly fine set of British first editions of Churchill's post war speeches. Stemming the Tide is the last volume of speeches published while Churchill was Prime Minister, containing 52 speeches delivered by Churchill from 7 February 1951 to 11 December 1952, covering the end of his period as Leader of the Opposition and his return to the Premiership after Labour's defeat in the General Election of 1951. There was just a single printing of 5,500 copies of the British first edition. Nonetheless, there are two states of this edition, this being the first state. Cassell did not bind all 5,500 sheets in 1953. In 1961 the remaining sheets were issued in a slightly different binding cloth and wrapped in a solid black dust jacket lacking the first state's decorative leaf border. Hence superior examples of the desirable first state bindings and jackets (uniform in style with the other four British post-war speech volume dust jackets) are in short supply. This British first edition, only printing is near fine plus in a near fine dust jacket. The cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners, showing only a trivial hint of shelf wear to the bottom edge and a hint of wrinkling to the spine head. The contents are entirely free of either spotting or previous ownership marks. Even the page edges show only the slightest dust and age-toning. The unclipped dust jacket is notably bright and clean with no loss. We note a tiny scuff to the oak leaf border at the upper right corner of the rear panel, a nearly invisible .75 inch closed tear to the front panel beside the lower hinge, the faint hint of a scuff to the black background at and just below the author's name on the spine, and truly negligible hints of wear to the extremities. The exceptional dust jacket is now protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A264.1, Woods/ICS A137(a.1), Langworth p.309.

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