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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.

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

Price: US$150.00 + shipping

Description: This is the fourth volume of Sir Winston Churchill's post-war speeches, the first edition in the first state binding and dust jacket. There was just a single printing of the British first edition. Nonetheless, there are two states of this edition, this being the first. 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 the desirable first state bindings and jackets (uniform in style with the other four British post-war speech volume dust jackets) are in comparatively short supply. This copy is good plus in a fair dust jacket. The first state binding remains square and tight with sharp corners and only minor shelf wear to the bottom edges. What leads us to grade it as only "good plus" is a V-shaped instance of sunning at the spine head and a lesser strip at the tail corresponding to dust jacket losses. The contents are clean, age-toned but free of any spotting and with no previous ownership marks. The first state jacket is a bit toned and grubby with loss at the spine head to a maximum depth of 1 inch, fractional loss at the spine heel and corners, closed tearing adjacent to the lower front hinge, and a whitish stain at the lower front panel title. The jacket is unclipped, retaining the original publisher’s price on the lower front flap. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality clear cover. Stemming the Tide is the last volume of speeches published while Churchill was Prime Minister. The volume contains 52 speeches delivered by Churchill between 7 February 1951 and 11 December 1952. Having done so much to win the Second World War, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. More than six years passed before the General Election of October 1951 returned Churchill to 10 Downing Street at the age of 76. The speeches in this volume span the end of Churchill’s period as Leader of the Opposition and his return to the Premiership. 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.

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

Price: US$155.00 + shipping

Description: This is the fourth volume of Sir Winston 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 second state. Cassell did not bind all 5,500 sheets in 1953. In 1961 the remaining sheets were issued in a slightly different, smoother binding cloth and wrapped in a solid black dust jacket lacking the first state's decorative leaf border. Less than half the original 5,500 copies were issued in this solid black dust jacket, making it the scarcer of the two. This British first edition, only printing is good plus in a very good minus dust jacket. The cloth binding is tight and clean with bright spine gilt, showing scuffing to the edges, a significant bump to the lower spine, and tiny bumps to the lower corners. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks and no appreciable toning. The page edges remain bright apart from trivial spotting confined to the top and bottom edges of the text block. The dust jacket is complete apart form a price-clipped lower front flap and fractional chipping to the lower corners. We note light wear to extremities, though only slight soiling to the white rear face and flaps. The dust jacket is protected with 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.

CHURCHILL WINSTON S.. STEMMING THE TIDE. SPEECHES 1951 AND 1952. EDITED BY RANDOLPH S. CHURCHILL. CASSELL & COMPANY LTD, LONDON, 1953.

Price: US$166.93 + 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

Churchill, Winston Spencer.. Stemming the Tide. Cassell & Company Limited, London, 1953.

Price: US$167.38 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First State of this the 4th Volume of the post war speeches with the Maroon band on the dust Jacket.Small pen inscription to ffep which is half twinked out using felt-tip. Leading corners are very lightly pushed inwards. Small amount of staining to the top fore-edge. I count only four foxing spots to front and rear fly leaves. Contents of the book are clean and tight. Top and bottom of the spine has some minor fading from being exposed from small amounts of chipping to the head and foot of the back-strip on the jacket. Jacket also has small amounts of chipping to leading corners and four small closed tears, all less than 1cm long. Not price clipped. All in all a very good copy.

Seller: The Book Room NZ (IOBA), Tararua, New Zealand

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

Price: US$350.00 + shipping

Description: This is the fourth volume of Sir Winston Churchill's post-war speeches, a collector-worthy copy of the first edition in the first state binding and dust jacket. There was just a single printing of the British first edition. Nonetheless, there are two states of this edition, this being the first. 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 the desirable first state bindings and jackets (uniform in style with the other four British post-war speech volume dust jackets) are in comparatively short supply. This copy is very good in a very good dust jacket, suitable for incorporating into a superior first edition set. The first state binding remains square, clean, and tight with sharp corners. Notably, there is no sunning to the spine and only trivial shelf wear to the edges. The contents are quite respectably clean. Light spotting is primarily confined to the pastedowns and top edge of the text block. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponds to the dust jacket flaps and confirms what the unfaded binding already tells us – that this copy has spent life jacketed. The sole previous ownership mark is a small previous owner sticker affixed to the upper front pastedown. The first state dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the publisher’s original price on the lower front flap, and complete apart from fractional loss to the spine head, lower rear hinge, and upper corners. Spine presentation is particularly good, with no scuffing to the black background. Toning and soiling to the white rear panel are mild. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality clear cover. Stemming the Tide is the last volume of speeches published while Churchill was Prime Minister. The volume contains 52 speeches delivered by Churchill between 7 February 1951 and 11 December 1952. Having done so much to win the Second World War, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. More than six years passed before the General Election of October 1951 returned Churchill to 10 Downing Street at the age of 76. The speeches in this volume span the end of Churchill’s period as Leader of the Opposition and his return to the Premiership. 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.

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.