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CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The People's Rights - Selected from his Lancashire and other recent speeches.. Hodder & Stoughton, London. [1910], 1910.

Price: US$2932.24 + shipping

Description: First edition, second state with two appendices and no index. Octavo. pp vi, [ii], 152. Original orange wrappers. Preserved in a folding box made by Bayntun (Rivière) of three quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules, top edge gilt, red cloth sides, marbled insides.The very fragile covers are nicked, torn and marked, and defective at lower corner of upper panel and at outer side of lower panel. Good. The box is in fine state. Scarce.

Seller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The People's Rights. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1910.

Price: US$3500.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is the first edition, first state of this striking, scarce, and fragile early collection of Churchill's speeches. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1910, when The People's Rights was published, Winston Churchill was a powerful political force and a member of the Cabinet. From December 3-11, 1909 Churchill was on the campaign trail on behalf of the Liberals. The People's Rights is a distillation of these nine days of speeches, criticizing the House of Lords (which had rejected the Liberal Government's budget, thus precipitating the campaign) and championing Free Trade, a graduated income tax, luxury tax, and surtaxes on unearned income. Churchill's efforts were not wasted; as a result of the election, the Liberals would achieve a slim majority and passage of their budget. The People's Rights was published in an exceptionally perishable form, in bright yellow-orange paper wraps (with a halftone photo of Churchill on the cover) and printed on cheap, pulp paper. Consequently few copies survive, and wear, losses, and general deterioration are common to those copies that endure. There are two states of this first and only printing. The first state features an Appendix and an Index (at pages 149-152), while the second replaces the Index with a second Appendix. Here is the desirable first edition, first state. Given the inherent fragility of the edition, this copy is in quite respectable condition, about very good minus for the edition with some of the typical aging and wear, but substantially complete nonetheless. The covers remain attached, the front cover firmly, the rear holding despite a 5.5 inch separation at the rear hinge. The color, which understandably often dulls, remains fairly bright on both covers, somewhat toned on the spine. The spine is more complete than many copies we see, with the usual wrinkling from the binding process, but with nearly all of the spine print intact despite modest overall chipping. Both covers show only minor chipping to the edges, with the illustrated front cover notably complete. The contents are browned and brittle as usual. We note no previous ownership marks and light spotting appears confined to the half title. There are modest triangular losses to the lower corners of the half title and title pages and some small edge chips to the Appendix and Index pages. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A31.2.a, Woods/ICS A16(aa), Langworth p.97

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

Winston S. Churchill. The People's Rights. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1910.

Price: US$3750.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This book is from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. This is a collector-worthy example of the first edition, first state of this striking, scarce, and fragile early collection of Churchill's speeches. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1910, when The People's Rights was published, Winston Churchill was a powerful political force and a member of the Cabinet. From December 3-11, 1909 Churchill was on the campaign trail on behalf of the Liberals. The People's Rights is a distillation of these nine days of speeches, criticizing the House of Lords (which had rejected the Liberal Government's budget, thus precipitating the campaign) and championing Free Trade, a graduated income tax, luxury tax, and surtaxes on unearned income. Churchill's efforts were not wasted; as a result of the election, the Liberals would achieve a slim majority and passage of their budget. The People's Rights was published in an exceptionally perishable form, in bright yellow-orange paper wraps (with a halftone photo of Churchill on the cover) and printed on cheap, pulp paper. Consequently few copies survive, and wear, losses, and general deterioration are common to those copies that endure. There are two states of this first and only printing. The first state features an Appendix and an Index (at pages 149-152), while the second replaces the Index with a second Appendix. Here is the desirable first edition, first state. Given the inherent fragility of the edition, this copy is in superior condition - notable for being both highly complete and particularly bright. The color, which understandably often dulls, remains vividly bright and uniform on both the covers and spine. The spine remains almost fully intact, with the usual wrinkling from the binding process, but with all lettering fully preserved and only trivial chipping at the spine ends and hinges. Both covers remain attached and the binding remains square. The striking front cover is complete apart from .25 inch losses at the corners. The rear cover is likewise highly complete, with some closed tears, wrinkling, and a little staining at the edges, but with only small, shallow chipping. The contents are browned as usual, but less so than most copies we have seen. The contents are complete with no previous ownership marks and minor spotting confined to the first few pages. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A31.2.a, Woods/ICS A16(aa), Langworth p.97

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

Winston S. Churchill. The People's Rights. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1910.

Price: US$3850.00 + shipping

Description: This is the first edition, first state of this striking, scarce, and fragile early collection of Churchill's speeches. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1910, when The People's Rights was published, Winston Churchill was a powerful political force and a member of the Cabinet. From December 3-11, 1909 Churchill was on the campaign trail on behalf of the Liberals. The People's Rights is a distillation of these nine days of speeches, criticizing the House of Lords (which had rejected the Liberal Government's budget, thus precipitating the campaign) and championing Free Trade, a graduated income tax, luxury tax, and surtaxes on unearned income. Churchill's efforts were not wasted; as a result of the election, the Liberals would achieve a slim majority and passage of their budget. The People's Rights was published in an exceptionally perishable form, in bright yellow-orange paper wraps (with a halftone photo of Churchill on the cover) and printed on cheap, pulp paper. Consequently few copies survive, and wear, losses, and general deterioration is common to those copies that endure. There are two states of this first and only printing. The first state features and Appendix and an Index (at pages 149-152), while the second replaces the Index with a second Appendix. Here is the desirable first edition, first state. Given the inherent fragility of the edition, this copy is in very good condition. The illustrated wraps remain bright and firmly attached. The front cover is notably complete, with only fractional loss to the corners and trivial edge wear. The rear cover shows a .5 x .75 inch loss at the lower left corner but is otherwise complete. The spine shows some loss at the heel to a maximum depth of .75 inch, minor chipping at the head, and an abrasion just above and partially impacting the price. All title, author, and publisher print remains intact and clearly legible. The contents are toned, as inevitable with the cheap pulp paper, but both less toned and less brittle than we often see. First state is confirmed by a single appendix, an index, and p.71 numbered '1'. We find no previous ownership marks. Light spotting appears confined to the half title, title, and final Index pages. The final Index page shows a 2 inch closed tear. An original folded four-page leaflet advertisement and order form titled "Trade List of The Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels" is laid in. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A31.2.a, Woods/ICS A16(aa), Langworth p.97

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

Winston S. Churchill. The People's Rights. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1910.

Price: US$4000.00 + shipping

Description: This is the first edition, first state of this striking, scarce, and fragile early collection of Churchill's speeches. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1910, when The People's Rights was published, Winston Churchill was a powerful political force and a member of the Cabinet. From December 3-11, 1909 Churchill was on the campaign trail on behalf of the Liberals. The People's Rights is a distillation of these nine days of speeches, criticizing the House of Lords (which had rejected Liberal Government's budget, thus precipitating the campaign) and championing Free Trade, a graduated income tax, luxury tax, and surtaxes on unearned income. Churchill's efforts were not wasted; as a result of the election, the Liberals would achieve a slim majority and passage of their budget. The People's Rights was published in an exceptionally perishable form, in bright yellow-orange paper wraps (with a halftone photo of Churchill on the cover) and printed on cheap, pulp paper. Consequently few copies survive, and wear, losses, and general deterioration is common to those copies that endure. There are two states of this first and only printing. The first state features and Appendix and an Index (at pages 149-152), while the second replaces the Index with a second Appendix. Here is the desirable first edition, first state. Given the inherent fragility of the edition, this copy is in very good condition - highly complete and unrestored. Notably, the spine remains almost fully intact, with the usual wrinkling, but with all lettering fully preserved and only trivial chipping at the spine ends and hinges. Both covers remain firmly attached and the binding remains square. The striking front cover is complete apart from a .75 x .5 inch loss at the lower corner, claiming only most of the second "N" in London. The rear cover is likewise highly complete, though with wrinkling at both corners. There is a .75 inch closed tear at the lower corner and some tiny closed tears along the edges. Both covers show modest overall soiling but remain bright. The contents are browned as usual, but complete. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A31.2, Woods/ICS A16(aa), Langworth p.97

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

Winston S. Churchill. The People's Rights. Hodder and Stoughton, 1910.

Price: US$6000.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: This is the best copy we have offered of the first edition of this striking, scarce, and fragile early collection of Churchill's speeches - a premium copy for collectors. In 1904, Churchill quit the Conservative Party and joined the Liberals, beginning a dynamic chapter in his political career that saw him champion progressive causes and be branded a traitor to his class. In 1910, when The People's Rights was published, Winston Churchill was a powerful political force and a member of the Cabinet. From December 3-11, 1909 Churchill was on the campaign trail on behalf of the Liberals. The People's Rights is a distillation of these nine days of speeches, criticizing the House of Lords (which had rejected the Liberal Government's budget, thus precipitating the campaign) and championing Free Trade, a graduated income tax, luxury tax, and surtaxes on unearned income. Churchill's efforts were not wasted; as a result of the election, the Liberals would achieve a slim majority and passage of their budget. The People's Rights was published in an exceptionally perishable form, in bright yellow-orange paper wraps (with a halftone photo of Churchill on the cover) and printed on cheap, pulp paper. Consequently few copies survive, and wear, losses, and general deterioration is common to those copies that endure. Given the inherent fragility of the edition, this copy is in remarkably good condition - the most complete and best preserved wraps issue of the first edition that we have offered. The illustrated wraps remain complete, bright, and firmly attached, with only modest soiling. We note only fractional wear to extremities. The binding is square, with no lean and no visible signs that this copy has ever been read. The spine is likewise a stunning survivor, highly complete with only fractional loss at the spine ends. All spine print is complete and clearly legible and there is no discernible color shift between the covers and spine. The contents are toned, as inevitable with the cheap pulp paper, but both less toned and less brittle than is typical, with no dog-eared or chipped corners to the pages. We find no previous ownership marks. A touch of spotting appears confined to the half title and to the final few pages of the second Appendix at pages 149-152. The second Appendix and correct pagination at p.71 confirms that this impressive copy is the second state of the first printing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A31.2.b, Woods/ICS A16(aa), Langworth p.97

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