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Churchill, Winston S.. The Great War - Volume One. George Newnes Ltd., London, 1933.

Price: US$15.64 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Comprehensive military history. First Edn. Thus, 1933; full blue cloth, decorative borders/illus. blind-stamped to front board, with titling blocked in gilt (bright); titling/small dagger motif/illus./plain and decorative rules blocked in gilt (bright) to spine; [ii]pp. + ivpp. + pp.1-512pp.; illus. bw. photos./maps/repros. Spine slightly rubbed/crushed at top/tail, but clean/bright/robust; joints lightly rubbed; rear board lightly scuffed; boards slightly bumped at top corners, but robust/very bright; page edges slightly tanned; slight browning to endpapers; pp.509-512 slightly crinkled at top edges, but text fresh, pages generally clean/crisp/very bright. Binding firm, all complete/intact. Owner's printed/illus. bookplate to front paste-down endpaper; name in ink to front free-endpaper at top corner. A weighty tome at approx. 1975g (packaged), hence overseas customers are welcome to contact us prior to ordering to ascertain additional shipping charges incurred. VG- PRICE INCLUDES UK POSTAGE AND PACKING.

Seller: Robert Wright, trading as 'The Bookman', Norwich, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S. The Great War: Volume I & II. George Newnes, London, 1933.

Price: US$32.58 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 1024 pages in 2 volumes, b/w illustrations, photographs, maps. Some wear, soiling, bumping to covers, some spotting, staining internally, unmarked. [542] Size: 250mm. x 185mm. Size: 250mm. x 185mm.

Seller: William Glynn, Reydon, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Great War. George Newnes, London, 1933.

Price: US$45.61 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Odd volume of the three volume history of the war (originally "The World Crisis"). Generally very good condition. (small marks on front board; corners worn and scuffed; plain front endpapers). Might be useful to make up a set. Scans available on request. Please note we only ship by secure airmail for orders out of UK, and our shipping price includes this. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! Size: Quarto

Seller: Winchester Antiquarian Books, Winchester, United Kingdom

Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S.. The Great War [3 Vol. Set]. George Newnes Ltd., London, 1933.

Price: US$75.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Red cloth covered boards with burdgundy leather covered spine and corners, gilt decoration and lettering on the spine; white front and rear fep, no marks, very light foxing to fep but none to text; binding is solid, text bright and clear; light fading to the spine; light shelf wear; Vol. 3 has a small puncture of the cloth on the front board very near the fore edge and has tear (ca 1"x1") to the leather at the top of the spine creating a loose flap which is still attached at the rear. This set is fully illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. May require extra postage due to weight.

Seller: Friends Online Books, Chula Vista, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S. (Rt. Hon.). The Great War. Complete in 26 Parts. George Newnes Limited, London, 1933.

Price: US$78.19 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Mostly in good+ condition - there are some small tears, usual wear and soiling to the cover. Some covers slightly detached from binding but still remains whole.

Seller: Michal Sawka Rare & Collectable, London, United Kingdom

Winston.S, Churchill. The Great War (4 volumes). The Home Library Book Company (George Newnes Ltd, London, 1933.

Price: US$104.26 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 4 volume set. Very good set. Slight rubbing to extremities, corners, head and heel of spine with a few small stains, marks to covers. Some very minor signs of foxing to prelims otherwise contents generally clean, bright and unmarked in all. Vol. 1 has very small tear to pastedown and endpaper. Outer page edges a little yellowed with some signs of foxing. Otherwise very attractive set.

Seller: Voltaire and Rousseau, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill and others. Great Fighters in Lost Causes in The Strand Magazine, March 1933. George Newnes, Ltd., London, 1933.

Price: US$130.00 + shipping

Description: This is the first appearance of Churchill's article "Great Fighters in Lost Causes" in The Strand Magazine, Vol. LXXXV, No 507, of March, 1933. "The figure of a valiant champion of a lost cause faithfully struggling to the end against irresistible odds, 'greatly falling with a falling State,' appeals to our romantic sentiments. But more, it stirs those profound instincts upon which stand the grandeur and dignity of the human race. We rejoice that there were great unyielding souls who fought their quarrels out to the end." As usual, Churchill brings to bear a sweeping command of history when marshalling his intellect and insight; he ranges from Hector and Hannibal to Wellington and Lee. But more to the point, few of the many articles published by Churchill in the 1930s could have been more personally topical. In 1933, champions of lost causes must have been a topic much on Churchill's mind. For Churchill, the 1930s were a decade out of power and out of favor that would be known later as his "wilderness years", during which his persistent warnings and predictions about Nazi Germany went substantially unheeded. Churchill is the first author featured prominently in yellow print within a red box at the lower right corner of the front cover. This substantial article is 10 pages in length with 4 illustrations, filling pages 246-255. This copy is in good condition, complete but with flaws. The covers remain complete and intact with some wear to the extremities, a crease to the lower front corner, and a split along the spine of the lower third of the front cover. The spine is largely intact with a half inch loss of blank paper on the foot and general wear overall. There is a distinct forward lean to the binding. The contents are clean and bright with no markings or spotting. This article was subsequently printed in The Collected Essays, Volume III, pages 82-89. Bibliographic reference: Cohen C397, Woods C212.

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

Churchill, Winston S.. The Great War. Fully Illustrated with Photographs, Drawings and Maps.. London, George Newnes, Not Dated [?]., 1933.

Price: US$152.76 + shipping

Description: Three Volumes. 24 x 17 cm. Vol.1: iv, 512 pages / Vol.2: iv, pages 513 to 1024 / Vol.3: iv, pages 1025 to 1668. Illustrated throuhhout in B&W. Uniform original half Morocco over red boards. Gilt title and decorations on spine. Marbled end papers. Top edge gilt. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Mild slanting. Internally clean. Provenance: From the Library of Sir Alan Francis Brooke, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke. Sprache: english.

Seller: West Coast Rare Books, Westport, Ireland

Winston S. Churchill. The Great War Three Volumes. George Newnes, London, 1933.

Price: US$228.06 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: The three volume edition of "The World Crisis", as issued by George Newnes in the 1930's. [See Woods A31[a]] First illustrated edition. Marbled endpapers. Quite a nice set of these books; the leather is somewhat scuffed in places, and extremities of corners, and the spines have slightly sunned. Please note that they are VERY HEAVY and shipping out of UK will cost a substantial amount. Scans available on request. Please note we only ship by secure airmail for orders out of UK, and our shipping price includes this. Offered by Winchester Antiquarian Books: selling books from a real bookshop since 1990; Our reputation is your guarantee! Size: Quarto

Seller: Winchester Antiquarian Books, Winchester, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Great War - (Three Volume Set). George Newnes, London, 1933.

Price: US$325.80 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This three volume set is the condensed version of the original six volume work entitled 'The World Crisis'. This new edition, comprising a total of 1024 pages is genorously illustrated throughout its three volumes with photographs, drawings and maps. The books are bound in maroon half-leather with cloth sides, gilt decorated panels on spine; and top edge gilt. The bindings are slightly scuffed and rubbed and the corners of the boards slightly bumped. The Roman II on the spine of the second volume has lost its gilt, but otherwise all the gilt lettering remains bright; the gilt on the top edge of the first volume has a small scuff mark. Overall the set is in excellent condition for its age. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller: Canon Gate Books, Midhurst, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Great War in Three Volumes. London George Newnes 1933-1934, 1933.

Price: US$455.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 1st edition. iv,512;513-1024; 1025-1668 pp. Royal blue boards with gilt titles on spine and front boards and a blind stamping of an exploding globe on front cover. Quarto with black and white illustrations in text. Each volume has a previous owners book plate on the front endpaper. Overall a clean set with only minor wear. An abridged and heavily illustrated version of Churchill's six volume World Crisis.

Seller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC, Calgary, AB, Canada

Churchill, Winston S.. The Great War. George Newnes, London, 1933.

Price: US$715.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: beautiful set ( 3 volumns) in origional royal blue cloth, minor wear to extremities, origional owners name, slight discoloration to endpaper in one volumn, illustrated with maps,drawings and photos, gild in great shape with exploding world

Seller: Jim Bowling, Bookseller, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. The Great War. George Newnes c. 1933., London, 1933.

Price: US$750.00 + shipping

Description: contemporary half red morocco over red cloth, title in gilt on spine, flat spine decorated with gilt ruling and decorative gilt motifs., 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 : 4to., Fully illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. , Volume : Three volumes.

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

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston.. The Great War.. , 1933.

Price: US$909.65 + shipping

Description: London, George Newnes Ltd., [1933-1934] 4to , 3 volumes, original half red morocco, bound from parts, lettered in gilt on spines. Fully illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. A near fine set. First illustrated edition of The World Crisis, in the deluxe leather binding. (Woods A31(a).)

Seller: Henry Sotheran Ltd, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Great War, a full set of all 26 magazine parts as originally issued, housed in two imposing quarter morocco solander cases made by Asprey. George Newnes Limited 1933-34, London, 1933.

Price: US$1300.00 + shipping

Description: This is a superior, very well-preserved, and handsomely presented full set of the first illustrated edition of Winston Churchill's history of the First World War. This first illustrated edition was published under the title "The Great War" and originally issued by the publisher in 26 individual magazine-style parts during 1933 and 1934. "Magazine format" does not do justice to the publication, which is profusely illustrated on very durable, heavy paper. The publisher later offered various binding options. Consequently, it has become challenging to find complete unbound sets of all 26 parts in respectable condition. This set is unusual thus, very good plus, each of the original magazines notably clean and bright given their age and inherent fragility, with only modest wear to extremities. The fragile wraps bindings of all 26 issues are sound, complete and firmly attached with no tears or appreciable losses noted. All the printed spine text remains crisp and distinctly legible (the spine of volume 1 was published blank, as per Cohen). Each of the 26 magazines is fitted with a clear, removable mylar cover. Additionally, lending both preservation and shelf presence, this set is housed in two, purpose-built solander boxes built by Asprey of London. The boxes feature quarter navy morocco spines over blue cloth. The spines are rounded and feature raised and gilt-decorated spine bands separating gilt-ruled and decorated compartments. Vertical gilt rules mark the transitions between morocco and cloth and the cases are lined in navy felt, each stamped within with the "Asprey" name in gilt. The shelf presence of this set is magnificent, seven and a half inches wide and eleven inches tall on the shelf, weighing nearly seventeen and a half pounds. Churchill was in a special position to write the history of the First World War, which nearly cost him both his political career and his corporeal life. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the Dardanelles disaster, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent political exile as a lieutenant colonel of a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, foreshadowing the political isolation and restoration he would experience nearly two decades later leading up to the Second World War. Despite Churchill's political recovery, the stigma of the Dardanelles would linger. Hence Churchill had more than just literary and financial compulsion to write his history. Churchill titled his history The World Crisis, which was originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931. Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events. Churchill signed his contract for the first illustrated edition on 18 April 1933. The original plan was for 24 parts (which evolved to 26), the manuscript to contain about 650,000 words "consisting of such part [of the six volumes] as the Author shall determine". The publishers agree to provide the illustrations, other than the maps and diagrams, their choice being subject to Churchill’s approval. It was the publisher who proposed the title "The Great War". Please note that this large, heavy set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.9.a, Woods/ICS A31(da), Langworth p.118

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