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winston s churchill. the second world war volume 1 the gathering storm. cassell, LONDON United Kingdom, 1948.

Price: US$3.69 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: good condition , might contain some or all of the blemishes/stains/dirt that you associate with age in books-intact

Seller: pristina, Isle of Man, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War: Volume I - The Gathering Storm. Cassell And Co. Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$6.20 + shipping

Description: Good / -- . First printing of first UK edition. B/w illustrations. Two errata strips tipped in. Gilt titles to spine on black cloth boards.Binding is firm and tight. Slight wear to cover edges and some moderate soiling to covers. Owner's name on front fep, otherwise no inscriptions. Not ex-library.

Seller: Somerset Books, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

Winston S.Churchill. The Second World War:Volume I:The Gathering Storm. Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$6.89 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder gently toned/spotted, bottom two corners very gently rubbed/bumped, internally very clean and bright tight binding.

Seller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books, Rugby, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston, S.. THE SECOND WORLD WAR Volume I (One; 1) The Gathering Storm. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$7.51 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First edition first printing. Large octavo hardback black cloth gilt xvi + 640pp. Illustrated with maps and diagrams. Very Good condition (top edge a little faded) Gift inscription on first blank page. No dust jacket

Seller: Alexander's Books, Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War: Volume I, The Gathering Storm. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$17.26 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: xv, 640 pages, appendices, maps, ex public library with usual signs, reading copy only poor physical condition.

Seller: Philip Emery, Bridlington, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$18.15 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: No ownership names. The clipped d/w is complete and clean with fading to spine.

Seller: Riverside Books, Halesworth, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War, Volume I: The Gathering Storm. Cassell & Co. Ltd, London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, 1948.

Price: US$25.00 + shipping

Description: Octavo; G/Fair; pp 640; sunned beige spine with navy text; odd volume; dust jacket has sun darkened exterior; some chips to edges; cloth shows slight sunfading to exterior; sturdy boards; slightly rubbed corners; text block has age toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; patterned endpapers; illustrated. FP New Rockville Stock.

Seller: Second Story Books, ABAA, Rockville, MD, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War Volume 1: The Gathering Storm. Cassell & Co., London, 1948.

Price: US$34.91 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Some tanning of pages o/w VG. Dust jacket is worn around edges with some chipping o/w VG. BW Maps and Diagrams, Appendices, Index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller: Dales Books, Croydon, VIC, Australia

Churchill, Winston. The Second World War, 6 Vols.. Cassell & Co. Ltd. 1948-1954, London, 1948.

Price: US$48.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 6 Vols. London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., (1948-1954).First Editions. 8vo. Maps, diagrams. Cloth bright, unworn. However, all but Vol. 5 have scattered ink marginalia and underlining, few paperclip marks. Jackets slightly frayed, short tears, spines slightly faded. Will require extra postage. ; Maps, diagrams; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Seller: Dale A. Sorenson, Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston. The Gathering Storm. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$49.99 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Black cloth titled in gilt. Lightly softened points, PO name to ffep, topstain faded. Tight and square. The DJ in mylar is toned at spine with a couple of short closed edge tears/edge creasing to rear panel. ; The Second World War; Vol. 1; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Seller: curtis paul books, inc., Northridge, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S. The Second World War Volume I The Gathering Storm. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$50.05 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: pp XV, 640. 1st printing. Internally fine. DJ spine creased. Shows slight use.

Seller: Strawberry Hill Books, Punnetts Town, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. THE SECOND WORLD WAR (6 Volume Set). Cassell & Co. Ltd 1948 - 1954, LONDON, 1948.

Price: US$50.05 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: 6 Volumes Set. FIRST EDITIONS all except Volume I which is a second printing. Cassell & Co. Ltd, London. - Volume IV has no dust-jacket. A nice set, all good, clean and sound copies in black cloth boards, gilt titles on spines.

Seller: Richard Booth's Bookshop, Hereford, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War : First Australian Edition. Volumes I, II, III, IV, V. (Vol. VI missing). Cassell & Co. Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$56.30 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Almost complete set of 5 Volumes, Published between 1948-1952. All Vols are First Australian Editions. Capital A next to price on inner fold of jackets and First Australian Edition stated on Copyright pages. Vol 1 "The Gathering Storm" dated 194; Vol 2 "Their Finest Hour" 1949; Vol 3 "The Grand Alliance" 1950; Vol 4 " The Hinge of Fate", 1951; Vol 5 "Closing the Ring", 1952 ; (Vol 6 "Triumph & Tragedy" is missing). Illustrated with Maps including Fold-Outs. Black Cloth Covers with gilt lettering to spines. Endpapers Illustrated with "WSC" and British Lion Motifs. Hinges sound & text blocks firm. Pictorial Bookplates with Dogs pasted to endpaper on 2 Vols (no names). No inscriptions. Small specks of browning on top page edges and vol I has some on fore page edges. 4 Jackets have slightly tanned spines. Jackets have edge wear and vol. III has a small piece missing at top of spine (lettering intact). Jacke ts unclipped, price for Vols. I - III, 30s, Vols IV & V 35s. Heavy Set, weighs 4.8 Kilos so Postage outside UK will be extra. Please ask if you would like more pictures, information or a Shipping quote. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller: AESOP ATTIC, Penzance, United Kingdom

Churchill Winston S. The Second World War The Gathering Storm Volume 1. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$58.50 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: First Australian Edition. Lightly Edge Worn Dj Not Price Clipped

Seller: Arete Books, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Churchill, Winston S.. THE SECOND WORLD WAR. The Gathering Storm; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring (4 of 6 vols., firsts). London: Cassell, 1948-52, 1948.

Price: US$60.00 + shipping

Description: Hard bound in black cloth, volumes 1, 3, 4, and 5 only (Pp640, Pp818, Pp917, Pp673 respectively) of 6-volume set. All four volumes are first editions with gilt-stamped titles to spines and top edges coloured dull red. Each volume separately indexed with appendices. Numerous fold-out maps. All four volumes tight and clean, except for volume 1 which has a whitish stain down the spine and lightly mottled lower front board. Corners to volume 1 are also bumped, else a very good partial set of first editions, without dust jackets. 3.45 kilograms unpacked -- extra shipping charges will be requested! All books in stock and available for immediate shipment from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Seller: Books on the Web, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Churchill (Winston S.):. The Second World War : 6 Bände: The Gathering Storm ; The Finest Hour ; The Grand Alliance ; The Hinge of Fate ; Closing the Ring ; Triumph and Tragedy. London : Cassell,, 1948.

Price: US$61.58 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 6 Bücher. Keine Schutzumschläge. Alle Bücher mit Stockflecken und Gebrauchsspuren A1Q8R378 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000

Seller: Colak.Schirah.Kunstantiquariat, Basel, BS, Switzerland

Winston S. Churchill. The Sinews of Peace. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$65.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, only printing, of the first of Churchill's five postwar speech volumes. Here is a very good copy in a very good dust jacket. The dark orange cloth binding is square, clean and tight with bright spine gilt. We find light shelf wear to the bottom edges, a touch of sunning to the spine extremities corresponding to small jacket losses, and a tiny bump to the lower rear corner. The contents remain clean, modestly age-toned but with no spotting. Previous ownership marks are confined to the small sticker of London bookshop on the lower front pastedown and a stray ink mark on the facing lower front free endpaper recto. The dust jacket is unclipped, with the original publisher’s price intact on the lower front flap. We note the aforementioned tiny losses to the spine ends, as well as fractional loss to the corners and scuffing to the hinges and lower spine. The white rear panel and flaps are age-toned, but nonetheless fairly clean. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. He would remain Leader of the Opposition until the General Election of late October 1951, which returned the Conservative Party to Parliamentary majority and Churchill to Downing Street for his second and final Premiership at the age of 76. The Sinews of Peace contains 29 speeches spanning October 1945 through the end of 1946. These include the famous "Iron Curtain" speech given at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri on 5 March 1946, where Churchill coined the phrase that described the division between the Soviet Union's sphere of influence and the West. This speech incisively framed the Cold War that would dominate the second half of the Twentieth Century. Then-President Harry S. Truman traveled to Fulton in order to personally introduce Churchill. Of equal note is Churchill's famous speech of 19 September 1946 at Zurich University promoting a United Europe. It was this speech that lent bold impetus to formation of what would eventually become the European Union, with Churchill an early, ardent, and vital advocate of pan-European integration. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, Woods/ICS A124(a), Langworth p.284

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

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War 5 Volumes Together with a Rare Early Article from Winston's Journalism Days in The Harmsworth Magazine Finely Bound Volume 1 1898-99.. Harmsworth Magazine & Cassells the Set, London, 1948.

Price: US$67.57 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Large Crown finely bound Harmsworth volume 1, attractive green cloth with gold & black blocking though spine a little bit rubbed, lacks ffep but a surprisingly fine copy for its age. 672 pp and many many illus. An astonishing variety of articles and stories incl. a very early article by Winston Churchill 'Man overboard! an episode in the Red Sea', illus by Henry Austin. Churchill who was of course a prolific writer all his adult life wrote very little in the way of fiction or short stories, but this is one such item. Book also includes Cricket, Football, ballooning, dogs, man of war, murders, railways, fire brigade, stories & much else. The Cassells 6 vol.set are vols 1-4 first edition in djs, vols 5-6, all in excellent but the rare item is the early Churchill story. Size: Large Crown All

Seller: Appleford Bookroom, Abingdon, OXON., United Kingdom

CHURCHILL Winston S.,. THE SECOND WORLD WAR (6 Vols). Comprising: The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, Closing the Ring and Triumph and Tragedy.. London Cassell & Co, 1948.

Price: US$68.82 + shipping

Description: Black cloth with gilt titles. In rather worn dustwrappers, all chipped and marked. Edges and some endpapers spotted, but otherwise a good set of the First Editions, published between 1948 and 1954. Separately paginated. With many folding maps.

Seller: Grove Rare Books ABA ILAB PBFA, Skipton, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War. Complete 6 Volume Set. Cassell & Co. Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$87.59 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Complete set of 6 Volumes, Published from 1948-1954. Vol 1 "The Gathering Storm" dated 1948. Vol 2 "Their Finest Hour", 1949; Vol 3 "The Grand Alliance", 1950; Vol 4 " The Hinge of Fate", 1951; Vol 5 "Closing the Ring", 1952 ; Vol 6 "Triumph & Tragedy", 1954. Illustrated with Maps including Fold-Outs. Black Cloth Covers with gilt lettering to spines. Endpapers Illustrated with "WSC" and British Lion Motifs. Hinges sound & Bindings firm. No inscriptions. Jackets unclipped. Jackets of vol. II tanned. Jackets have nicks and edge tears and some vols have small bits missing at spines. Vol. I has a closed tear 91`" long) on the bottom edge at the front (carefully repaired from inside with clear tape) Heavy Set, weighs 5.2 Kilos so Postage outside UK will be extra. Please ask if you would like more pictures, information or a Shipping quote. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller: AESOP ATTIC, Penzance, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Sinews of Peace. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$90.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, only printing, of the first of Churchill's five postwar speech volumes. Here is a very good copy in a very good dust jacket. The dark orange cloth binding is clean, tight, and square with sharp corners. We note a bit of shelf wear to the bottom edges and a hint of sunning and wrinkling to the spine ends. The contents are clean. A trivial hint of spotting appears confined to the dusty top edge of the text block. The sole previous ownership mark is a name and date of "Sep. 1948" – the month after publication – inked on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original publisher’s price on the lower front flap, and substantially complete, with only fractional hints of loss to the spine ends and corners. We note a .5 inch (1.3 cm) closed tear and associated wrinkling at the lower rear hinge, a scuff at the mid-point of the spine, and light soiling to the white rear panel. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality clear cover. Having done so much to win the war, Churchill faced frustration of his postwar plans when his wartime government fell to Labour in the General Election of July 1945. He would remain Leader of the Opposition until the General Election of late October 1951, which returned the Conservative Party to Parliamentary majority and Churchill to Downing Street for his second and final Premiership at the age of 76. The Sinews of Peace contains 29 speeches spanning October 1945 through the end of 1946. These include the famous "Iron Curtain" speech given at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri on 5 March 1946, where Churchill coined the phrase that described the division between the Soviet Union's sphere of influence and the West. This speech incisively framed the Cold War that would dominate the second half of the Twentieth Century. Then-President Harry S. Truman traveled to Fulton in order to personally introduce Churchill. Of equal note is Churchill's famous speech of 19 September 1946 at Zurich University promoting a United Europe. It was this speech that lent bold impetus to formation of what would eventually become the European Union, with Churchill an early, ardent, and vital advocate of pan-European integration. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, Woods/ICS A124(a), Langworth p.284

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

Churchill, Winston S. The Second World War. 6 volume set: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; The Tide of Victory. Cassell edition. Cassell & Co, London, 1948.

Price: US$92.47 + shipping

Description: 640pp, 684pp, 818pp, 917pp, 671pp, 716pp. Illustrated with maps. With rubbed and edge torn dust jackets Published between 1948 and 1954.This is a heavy set. Extra shipping charges may be requested for some overseas addresses. G: in Good condition (some design variation in Volume II.)

Seller: Barter Books Ltd, Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War in Six Volumes. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$100.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Complete in 6 volumes. Black cloth with gitl lettering. Volumes are Good to Very Good, with one volume having faded spots on boards, possibly from moisture; one has light water spots on top page edge which did not penetrate deep; some tape repairs to pages. 1948-1954.

Seller: Arizona Book Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston. THE SECOND WORLD WAR (6 Volume Set). Cassell and Company, London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, 1948.

Price: US$104.73 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: Volumes 1-5 are Australian first editions published in 1948, whereas volume 6 is a first edition with dust wrapper, published in 1954. Volume 1; The Gathering Storm and Volume 2; Their Finest Hour: Australian First editions without dust wrappers. Both have black boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Boards are well scuffed and thumbed. Head and tail of spine bumped along with front corners. Back boards bear some scratches. General discolouration and sunning all over, more so at the spine. Binding is tidy and neat. All pages have an even discolouration due to age, darker at the page edges and accompanied by the odd stain, otherwise these two volumes are in fair condition. Volume 3; The Grand Alliance: Australian First Edition with dust wrapper. Black boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Boards are well scuffed and thumbed. Head and tail of spine bumped along with front corners. General discolouration and fading all over. Binding is tidy and neat. All pages have an even discolouration due to age, darker at the page edges. Head edge bears some white staining, whilst light foxing falls on all edges, else this book is in fair condition. Dust wrapper has price intact. Well discoloured and thumbed. Edges bear some small tears and chips. Head and tail of spine bears some heavy wear and tear with small sections missing from head and tail. Else in fair condition. Volume 4; The Hinge of Fate and Volume 5; Closing the Ring: Australian First editions with dust wrappers. Black boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Boards are well scuffed and thumbed. Head and tail of spine bumped along with front corners. General discolouration and fading all over. Also some white discolouration towards the spine. Binding is tidy and neat. All pages have an even discolouration due to age, darker at the page edges. Head edge bears some darker staining, whilst light foxing falls on all edges, else this book is in fair condition. Dust wrapper has price intact. Well discoloured and thumbed. Edges bear some small tears and chips. Head and tail of spine bears some moderate wear and tear with small sections well rubbed and creased at head and tail. Spine bears a discolouration which may have been caused by water. Else in fair condition. Volume 6; Triumph and Tragedy: First edition with dust wrapper. Black boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Boards are well scuffed and thumbed. Head and tail of spine bumped along with front corners. General discolouration and whitening all over, more so at the spine. Binding is tidy and neat, yet a little loose because of split at the half-title page. All pages have an even discolouration due to age. Free endpapers are a little foxed. Page edges are well discoloured and accompanied by the odd stain, particularly at the head edge. Dust wrapper has price clipped, front and back. Well discoloured and thumbed. Edges bear some small tears and chips. Head and tail of spine bears some moderate wear and tear with small sections well rubbed and creased at head and tail. Spine bears a discolouration which may have been caused by water. Else in fair condition. **These books weighs over 1kg and will attract extra postage for some buyers, especially international orders. Please contact bookseller for postage quote.

Seller: Uncle Peter's Books, Clunes, NSW, Australia

Winston S.Churchill. The Second World War: A Complete set of 6 First Edition Volumes. Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$118.87 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:Volume I:Book Condition:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently bumped, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, small previous owners name on title page, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume II:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top rear corner very gently bumped, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, previous owners name on FFEP, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume III:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top two corners very gently bumped, top of page edges a light maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume IV:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently bumped, previous owners name on FFEP, top of page edges a light maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume V:A Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a deep maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume VI:A Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a deep maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Overall a Very Good complete 6 Volume First Edition book set.

Seller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books, Rugby, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston. The Second World War (6 vols.) (v. 1. The Gathering Storm.--v. 2. Their Finest Hour.--v. 3. The Grand Alliance.--v. 4. The Hinge of Fate.--v. 5. Closing the Fing.--v. 6. Triumph and Tragedy.. Cassell & Co. 1948-1954, London, 1948.

Price: US$125.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First printing. Contains numerous maps (some color), facsimiles, tables, indexes, and diagrams. Some corners bumped, slight soiling to textblock fore-edges, not affecting text, one vol. cover has a small chip, lacking dustjackets. Still a very good, presentable copy.

Seller: Great Northern Books, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War (6 volumes). Cassell and Company, London, 1948.

Price: US$150.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 6 volumes

Seller: M & M Books, ATHENS, GA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War (complete 6 Volume set). First Editions. Cassell and Co. Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$150.15 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: A good set of first editions, first impressions, dated between 1948 and 1954. None of the jackets are price clipped but jackets of Vol 5 has a small piece missing (3x2 cms) from lower right corner of front panel, and a smaller loss from top edge of rear panel. Other jackets have light edge chipping and some fading to red lettering on spines. Jackets now protected in removable sleeves and are overall very good. Boards clean, gilt bright. Vol 4 has a little damage to cloth on upper tip of rear board. Vols I and VI have book plates and a photo of Churchill on endpapers, otherwise all volumes are very clean and bright. A decent set. Extra postage required outside the UK.

Seller: Church Green Books PBFA, Witney, OXON, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War 6 volumes. Cassell London 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$177.00 + shipping

Description: 1st editions chipped dust jackets Very Good 8vo. c.4000pp., maps, appends., indexes, Dust jackets very chipped & worn; Volume 2 boards rather mottled o/w tight, clean complete set of British First editions inc. the sixth uncommon volume

Seller: Andrew Barnes Books / Military Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The Second World War I-VI, complete in six volumes. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$184.56 + shipping

Description: Very nice set; black cloth with gilt titles on spines; 'WSC' initial motif patterned end papers; pages neatly preserved, save for minor foxing spots on page edges. Dust jackets not price clipped, a little wear at head and foot of spines; subtitles rather faded on spines whilst other type remains bright & clear. All jackets covered with removable clear film. This is a heavy set, weighing over 5kgs packed; additional postage may be required outside UK. Used - Very Good. VG set of hardbacks in VG dust jackets

Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Churchill,Winston S.. The Second World War volumes 1-5. Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$191.75 + shipping

Description: London: Cassell & Co Ltd. Very Good condition, Vol IV lacks dj,some soil and trs ow Good. 1948. 1st Edition. Very Good condition, Vol IV lacks dj,some soil and trs ow Good

Seller: Abracadabra Books 30% Off!, Denver, CO, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War 6 volumes. Cassell London 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$198.00 + shipping

Description: 1st editions dust jackets Nice set 8vo. c.4000pp., maps, appends., indexes, Volumes 1 & 2 lacking dust jackets, couple of neat ownership signatures o/w very nice complete set of British First editions excluding the uncommon volume sixth volume which is a 2nd impression

Seller: Andrew Barnes Books / Military Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. The Second World War. [Volumes I-IV] / Winston S. Churchill. London : Cassell, 1948.

Price: US$218.50 + shipping

Description: Very good cloth copies in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 5 vols. plates ill., facsims., maps, (some col.) ; 22cm. Notes; Includes index. Vol. I - The gathering storm. Vol. II - Their finest hour. Vol.III - The grand alliance. Vol. IV - The hinge of fate. Subjects; World War, 1939-1945 — Causes. World War, 1939-1945 — Diplomatic history. Europe — History — 1918-1945. 4 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd., Galway, Ireland

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. The Second World War. [Volumes I-V] / Winston S. Churchill. London : Cassell, 1948.

Price: US$218.50 + shipping

Description: Good copies only in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands worn and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Text remains in fine condition. Physical description; 5 vols. plates ill., facsims., maps, (some col.) ; 22cm. Notes; Includes index. Vol. I - The gathering storm. Vol. II - Their finest hour. Vol.III - The grand alliance. Vol. IV - The hinge of fate. Vol. V - Closing the ring. Subjects; World War, 1939-1945 — Causes. World War, 1939-1945 — Diplomatic history. Europe — History — 1918-1945. 4 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd., Galway, Ireland

Winston S.Churchill. The Second World War:A Complete set of 6 First Edition Volumes. Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$218.96 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:Volume I:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine with some very small loss, corners rubbed, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume II:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine with some very small loss, corners rubbed, very small chip top edge rear panel, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume III:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, bottom front corner very gently bumped, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine with some very small loss, corners very gently rubbed, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume IV:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume V:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine with some very small loss, corners gently rubbed, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume VI:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a deep maroon colour remainder very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price.Overall a Very Good 6 Volume First Edition set.

Seller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books, Rugby, United Kingdom

Winston S.Churchill. The Second World War:A Complete set of 6 First Edition Volumes. Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$218.96 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:Volume I:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, very small inscription on FFEP, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine with some small loss, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume II:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, very small inscription on FFEP, top front corner very gently bumped, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume III:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour, very small inscription on FFEP, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume IV:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour, very small inscription on FFEP, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume V:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour, very small inscription on FFEP, very small bump front board leading edge, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine with some very small loss, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume VI:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour, very small inscription on FFEP, top front corner very gently bumped, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price. Overall a Very Good 6 Volume First Edition set.

Seller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books, Rugby, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. The Second World War. First edition in six volumes. The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; & Triumph and Tragedy.. London: Cassell, 1948.

Price: US$225.22 + shipping

Description: Six volumes. First editions, first impressions, published 1948-1954. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), original black cloth lettered in gilt, top edge red. An extremely nice set in good dust jackets. Volumes 2 & 4 with fraying to the headbands, a few short edge nicks. Some foxing to the edge of the text block of volume 1. The red lettering on the backstrips of the dust jackets faded away. The cloth bindings in excellent condition, the gilt lettering being very bright. With, loosely inserted, a publication notice regarding volume 4. Weight over 5kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested.

Seller: Bristow & Garland, Shaftesbury, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War In Six Volumes Complete. Cassell & Co. Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$231.48 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First edition hardback clothbound with gilt tooled title to spine. Original dust jacket, unclipped. Patterned endpapers. Diagrams throughout. A little shelf wear to cover and toning to spine of jacket. Red volume titles to spine has faded as is common with these books. Spotting to jacket flyleaf, preliminary pages and page edges. Otherwise clean, bright copy. Overall very good condition. Volume I The Gathering Storm 640 pp. Volume II Their Finest Hour 684 pp. Volume III The Grand Alliance 818 pp. Volume IV The Hinge of Fate 917 pp. Volume V Closing the Ring 673 pp. Volume VI Triumph and Tragedy 716 pp. One of Churchill's most famous works, contributing to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 'for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values'.

Seller: St Marys Books And Prints Wisden Dealers, Stamford, United Kingdom

Winston S.Churchill. The Second World War:A Complete set of 6 First Edition Volumes. Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$243.99 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:Volume I:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, bottom front corner very gently bumped, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, very small chip top edge front panel, small mark towards the bottom of the spine, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume II:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, two bottom corners very gently bumped, top of page edges a light maroon colour remainder very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, small mark towards bottom of spine, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume III:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume IV:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a light maroon colour, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume V:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, very gently bumped bottom of the spine, top of page edges a deep maroon colour remainder very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, small mark towards bottom of spine, very small tear top edge rear panel, retains original publishers price.Volume VI:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, top of page edges a deep maroon colour remainder very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:Very Good, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, small mark towards bottom of spine, retains original publishers price.Overall a Very Good 6 Volume First Edition set.

Seller: Bawnmore Fine and Rare Books, Rugby, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War in Six Volumes Vol 1 the Gathering Storm ; Vol 2 Their Finest Hour ; Vol 3 the Grand Alliance ; Vol 4 the Hinge of Fate ; Vol 5 Closing the Ring ; Vol 6 Triumph and Tragedy. London Cassell 1948-1954, 1948.

Price: US$266.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 1st edition. xv,640;xviii,684;xviii,818;xviii,917;xviii,673; xv,640;xvii,684;xviii,818;xviii,917;xviii,673;xviii,716 pp pp. Black cloth withn gilt title on spines and Very good dust jackets, with Vol 1 having a piece 1"x 2" missing lower spine and vols 2,3,4 and 5 having chips top and bottom of spines. Octavo. Vols 2,3,4 and 6 have previous owner's book plate front end paper. very good Winston Churchill's momentous history of World War Two where he served as Prime Minister and Minister of Defence.

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

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. The Second World War. [Volumes I-V] / Winston S. Churchill. London : Cassell, 1948.

Price: US$268.75 + shipping

Description: Good copies only in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands worn and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Text remains in fine condition. Physical description; 5 vols. plates ill., facsims., maps, (some col.) ; 22cm. Notes; Includes index. Vol. I - The gathering storm. Vol. II - Their finest hour. Vol.III - The grand alliance. Vol. IV - The hinge of fate. Vol. V - Closing the ring. Subjects; World War, 1939-1945 — Causes. World War, 1939-1945 — Diplomatic history. Europe — History — 1918-1945. 4 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd, New York, NY, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. The Second World War. [Volumes I-IV] / Winston S. Churchill. London : Cassell, 1948.

Price: US$268.75 + shipping

Description: Very good cloth copies in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 5 vols. plates ill., facsims., maps, (some col.) ; 22cm. Notes; Includes index. Vol. I - The gathering storm. Vol. II - Their finest hour. Vol.III - The grand alliance. Vol. IV - The hinge of fate. Subjects; World War, 1939-1945 — Causes. World War, 1939-1945 — Diplomatic history. Europe — History — 1918-1945. 4 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.:. The Second World War: 6 Volume Set. London: Cassell & Co Ltd, 1948.

Price: US$275.27 + shipping

Description: Complete set of 6 matching 1st edition HB volumes in publisher black cloth boards with gilt title to spines, patterned endpapers, no inscriptions & unclipped dj's. Published between 1948 and 1954, this attractive set is in very good overall condition with each volume sized: 15 x 22cm. Vol. I. has bit of loss & repair to head of spine, Vols. II. & III. have tiny amount of scuffing to spine heads. All other volumes are VG with just very minor repairs/nicks. Top edges are various shades of red. **Heavy set - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

Seller: Berwyn Books, Buckley, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Complete Set of Six Volumes: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy (Vols I to V are first impressions; Vol VI is the second impression). Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$281.52 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Volumes 1 to 5: first impressions of the true first editions. Volume 6 is the second edition (second impression) published in September 1954. (The first impression was published in April 1954). ***Volume I: The Gathering Storm. Published 1948. Very good in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Complete with tipped-in errata slip to rear. Small loss to head of spine. Edges of boards slightly rubbed and creased. Tiny loss to corners. Sporadic foxing to prelims and fore-edge of text-block. No inscriptions. In a very good colour-illustrated dustwrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of 25s net. Small chips and tears to head of spine of dustwrapper. Tiny loss and creasing to tail of spine of dustwrapper. Small surface splash marks to spine of dustwrapper. ***Volume II: Their Finest Hour. Published 1949. Very good in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Tiny contemporaneous 'Helas of Reading' green booksellers stamp to bottom of front pastedown. A few very unobtrusive fox-spots to fore-edge of text-block. Interior pages clean. No inscriptions. In a very good dustwrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of 25 s net. Edges of dustwrapper slightly creased and rubbed. Tiny tears and rubbing to corners of dustwrapper. Small chips and rubbing and creasing to head and tail of spine of dustwrapper. ***Volume III: The Grand Alliance. Published in 1950. Very good in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. In a very good dustwrapper showing original publisher's price of 25 s net. Tiny nick to head of spine of dustwrapper. Head and tail of spine of dustwrapper slightly creased and rubbed. ***Volume IV: The Hinge of Fate. Published in 1950. Very good in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. In a near fine dustwrapper with publisher's price of 25s net. ***Volume V. Closing The Ring. Published in 1952. Near fine in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. In a very good dustwrapper with publisher's price of 30s net. Tiny rubbing to corners of dustwrapper and head and tail of spine of dustwrapper. ***Volume VI: Triumph and Tragedy. Second edition (second impression) of the true first edition. Published in September 1954 (first impression published in April 1954). Very good in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. In a near fine dustwrapper with original publisher's price of 30s net. ***A complete set of all six volumes in their original matching black cloth gilt title boards with maroon top edges of text-blocks, all in their original matching original dustwrappers. The red titles slightly faded to volumes I, II, III. Maroon top edge of text-blocks of first two volumes faded. All maps present. The first five volumes are all first impressions of the true first edition. The final sixth volume is the second edition (second impression of the true first edition) coming out in September 1954, (five months after the first impression). 222mm x 148mm. ***'What a theme for a painter in words! What breathless history! It is an incomparable privilege to see the war as Mr. Churchill, directing our herculean effort, saw it then and as he sees it now. Through chapter after chapter one never loses the realisation that here is one of the lasting works of English literature, one of the enduring memorials of our time, one of the noblest tributes to the endurance and resourcefulness of the British people. These memoirs are the master-work of a master-mind. Distinction shines on every page. ' [Yorkshire Post - review quote from inside rear jacket flap of the final volume VI]. A complete set of the six volumes - becoming harder to find now complete in their original dustwrappers in collectable condition. ***Winston S. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging.***

Seller: Orlando Booksellers, Lincoln, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Thieir Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy (Six Volumes). Cassell & Company LTD, London, 1948.

Price: US$325.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: The six volumes were each published separately (1948-1954). Very good+ hardcover with original cloth bindings of Vol. I, II, and V very lightly dampstained and some occasionaly light foxing to the edges. There is a small bookseller's sticker on rear pastedown of Vol. I and owner signature on front flyleaf of Vol. III. Original unclipped dust jackets are still bright with only minor wear to the extremities, otherwise very good+.

Seller: Kealey's Korner, Sunnyvale, CA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S. The Second World War Six Volume Set. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Description: All jackets have mildly faded spines and volume 6 has a chip on the spine and a few marks on the front, volume 1 has some very light foxing in front Size: Six Volume Set

Seller: Robert S. Brooks, Bookseller, Bristol, WI, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. The Secong World War: 5 Vols. First Editions with Vol.6 One Month Later Thus Technically Second Edition. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$450.44 + shipping

Description: 5 vols, 1-4 first editions, 5th a month later second edition, excellent condition, vg djs but occasional slight fraying, clean internally. Size: 8vo

Seller: Appleford Bookroom, Abingdon, OXON., United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War (Six Volume Set). Cassell & Co., London, 1948.

Price: US$500.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Six volume set of The Second World War by Winston Churchill. All six volumes are first editions, first printings. Dust jackets only on volumes 3 and 4. Spotting to page edges. No markings. Attractive set but lacking four dust jackets.

Seller: Manchester By The Book, Manchester-By-the-Sea, MA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War, full set of six British first editions. Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$525.00 + shipping

Description: This is a full, jacketed set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. This is a respectable set, very good in very good dust jackets. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Though well short of fine, this set is superior to most we encounter. The black cloth bindings are uniformly clean and tight with only minor bruising or bumping at some corners. The contents are notably clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks and no internal spotting; spotting appears confined to the Volume II & III page edges. The page edges are otherwise clean throughout the set, although the red topstain is unevenly sunned across the set, varying from deep red to light pink. The dust jackets are unclipped, retaining the original front flap prices. Wear is trivial and confined to extremities, the only appreciable loss being a minimal chip to the upper rear hinge of the Volume IV jacket. The jackets do show a modest amount of the spine toning endemic to the edition, but the red subtitles, though variably faded, are all still legible. The jackets are clean apart from a small blemish to the lower front corner of the Volume II front face. All six dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history. it is a contribution to history." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office. I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains essential, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Please note that this set may require additional postage depending on destination. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War In 6 Volumes. London: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948.

Price: US$543.36 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Editions, First Printings c.1948-1951. Bound in full black cloth with gilt lettering to spines under well preserved dust jackets. Octavo. Illustrated throughout with maps, diagrams, and fold outs. In very good to excellent condition. Some age toning to the dust jacket spines and some to the top page edges. Minor chipping to the edges of the dust jackets. Light creasing to the first few pages to volume IV only. Small previous owner's name to the corner of a plain page before the half title page. Otherwise, a superb set. Binding are strong and square and contents are clean. Price to the jackets are all unclipped. Books come in protective mylar covers for preservation. A very attractive first edition set of one of the Churchill's foundational works.

Seller: Justin Daniel Books, Toronto, ON, Canada

Churchill Winston S.. The Second World War, Six Volumes. Cassell and Co., London, 1948.

Price: US$548.40 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Cassell and Co., London, 1948-1954. 6 volumes all first editions with dust jackets with minor tears. First English edition. The Cassell series first editions are better than the American/Canadian editions as they contain Churchill's final revisions. I. The Gathering Storm; II. Their Finest Hour; III. The Grand Alliance; IV. The Hinge of Fate; V. Closing the Ring; VI. Triumph and Tragedy. With maps (some folding, some in colour) diagrams, facsimiles. Black boards and decorative endpapers. Previous owner's name in volume V (first page). All books measure 14.5 x 21.5 cm, and collectively 27 cms across. Shipping weight 5.500 kgs. More images can be provided.

Seller: finestfinds.ch, Geneva, Switzerland

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War, full set of six British first editions. Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$550.00 + shipping

Description: This is a full, jacketed set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. This is a quite respectable set, very good in very good dust jackets, rendered particularly interesting by inclusion of a date-stamped 1954 letter from W. H. Smith & Son of London regarding the original purchase, as well as a 1954 newspaper clipping regarding Churchill’s installation as a Knight of the Garter. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. This set suffers only a few, moderate deficiencies. The black cloth bindings are uniformly square, clean, and tight, with only minor bruising or bumping at some corners. The contents are notably clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks and, significantly, no spotting. Even the fore and bottom edges are atypically bright, with just a touch of incidental soiling. The red topstain is differentially toned across the six volumes, sunned to light pink in the first four volumes and remaining dark only in the final two volumes. The dust jackets are entirely complete – unclipped, retaining the original front flap prices and loss or tears. Nonetheless, the jackets do show a modest amount of the spine toning endemic to the edition, with the red subtitles still legible, but only just. All six dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. Laid into the final volume (published 26 April 1954) we found a treat – an envelope bearing a letter from the London Bookseller W. H Smith & Son, Ltd. date stamped "24 APR 1954". The letter, signed by the Branch Manager, congratulates the purchaser for "The six brilliant volumes of Winston Churchill’s history THE SECOND WORLD WAR will for years be the proudest possession of many home libraries" and offers a fine binding service for the set. Also laid in is an original 15 June 1954 newspaper article about Churchill’s installation as a Knight of the Garter. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history. it is a contribution to history." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office. I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains essential, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Please note that this set may require additional postage depending on destination. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). The Second World War. London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$619.35 + shipping

Description: [World War Two] FIRST EDITIONS. In six volumes, octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv, 640; pp.xvii, 684; pp.x, 818; pp.xviii, 917; pp.xviii, 673; pp.xviii, 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Publisher's black cloth lettered in gilt to spine, top edges red, typographic design dust-wrappers, priced between 25 and 30s. Original invoice tucked into volume V. Lightly handled only without any of the usual spotting; jackets a little rubbed or frayed to tips but essentially a lovely fine set with the red titles unfaded. A set now extremely hard to find in this condition. Near fine.

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War. Vol. I: The Gathering Storm; Vol. II: Their Finest Hour; Vol. III: The Grand Alliance; Vol. IV: The Hinge of Fate. V: Closing the Ring; Vol. VI: Triumph and Tragedy. Cassell & Co., Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$750.00 + shipping

Description: First English edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Historian John Charmley's copy. This copy from the library of John Charmley, author of Churchill: The End of Glory (1993), a controversial reassessment of WSC's legacy. With numerous slips of paper with Charmley's penciled notes marking pages, and numerous passages marked in pencil throughout. Woods A123(b). Provenance: John Charmley (ownership signature dated "Oxford 1977" in each volume, holograph notes) Original black cloth, dust jackets. Very good in good jackets reinforced with tape

Seller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston, Sir (1874-1965). The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]. London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948.

Price: US$752.62 + shipping

Description: Near fine cloth copies in very good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers. Lacking dust wrapper for volume 5. Edge tear with minor loss to the dust wrapper of vol. 2. Internally, bright and clean with just some light marginal foxing scattered through prelim. pages, mainly to vol. 1. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Raymond W. Smith, with an inscription on the half title page of vol. 1. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. 5 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd., Galway, Ireland

Churchill, Winston. The Second World War (6 vols) (1st Ed). Cassell & Co, London, 1948.

Price: US$795.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: 1948-54. 6 volumes, octavo.All first printings. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edge red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials WSC. Maps and diagrams, some folding/color. Contents: v. 1. The Gathering Storm. -- v. 2. Their Finest Hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The Hinge of Fate. -- v. 5. Closing the Ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and Tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. All 1st printings. Light chipping to djs. Small tape repair to Vol 1 dj. Text clean no marks. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller: DBookmahn's Used and Rare Military Books, Burke, VA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War, full set of six British first editions. Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$825.00 + shipping

Description: This is a full, jacketed set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. This set features particularly clean volumes in quite respectable dust jackets. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. This set suffers few of the typical deficiencies, comprised of near fine first edition, first printing volumes and very good or better dust jackets. The set - both volumes and jackets - has an uncommonly clean feel to it. The black cloth bindings are uniformly square, clean, and tight with sharp corners. Moreover, the contents are quite clean. We find no previous ownership marks. The red topstain is pleasingly dark across all six volumes, only slightly sunned. The only detraction noted is a trivial hint of spotting to the otherwise clean fore edges of Volumes I, II & VI and minor soiling to the Volume IV fore edges. The dust jackets are clean, complete with no loss or tears, and unclipped, retaining the original front flap prices. Shelf presentation is quite good, though with very mild toning of the Volume I & II spines. The red subtitles are still clearly legible, though we do note differential fading of the subtitles across the six spines. All six dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history. it is a contribution to history." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office. I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains essential, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Please note that this set may require additional postage depending on destination. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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

Churchill, Winston S. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.. Cassell & Company 1948-54, London, 1948.

Price: US$850.00 + shipping

Description: First editions of Churchill's World War II masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes, original black cloth, patterned endpapers, illustrated with plates and maps (many of which are folding); charts and tables. Each are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. "Winston Churchill himself affirmed that ‘this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It placed number one on the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.

Seller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War, full set of six British first editions. Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$850.00 + shipping

Description: This is a full, jacketed set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. This is a superior set, atypically with quite presentable shelf appearance. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. This set suffers few of the typical deficiencies, comprised of very good plus first edition, first printing volumes and very good plus or better dust jackets. The jackets feature vividly bright red subtitles on all six spines, despite very slight toning to the Volume I & II spines. The jackets are clean, with no soiling or stray marks. Trivial wear is confined to the spine ends, corners, and an incidental scuff to the lower Volume IV spine. All six jackets are unclipped, retaining their original front flap prices. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are square, clean, bright and tight. We note only two modest bumps – to the lower rear corners of Volumes IV and VI. The contents are respectably clean for the edition, with no previous ownership marks or internal spotting noted. Moreover, the red topstain remains dark across all six volumes. What prevents our grading these volumes as near fine or better is spotting to the page edges of all six volumes. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history. it is a contribution to history." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office. I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains essential, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Please note that this set may require additional postage depending on destination. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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

CHURCHILL Winston S.. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; The Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. 1948-1954., 1948.

Price: US$853.96 + shipping

Description: Numerous maps and diagrams, some folding and others full-page, throughout all volumes. First editions, first printings. Six volumes. 8vo., original black cloth, spines lettered in gilt, top edges in red, dust jackets. London, Cassell & Co. Ltd. One of the supreme historical achievements of the 20th century, commonly cited as a major factor in Churchill being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century ?whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking? Vol. 1 with the 'Author's Note' tipped-in to p. ix and the 'Errata and Corrigenda' tipped-in at p. 610. Jackets slightly edge worn, with small closed tear to head of Vol. 2 spine panel, some minor spotting to fore edges of Vols. 1 & 2, otherwise an excellent set. Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a

Seller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA, London, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston, Sir (1874-1965). The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]. London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948.

Price: US$869.15 + shipping

Description: Near fine cloth copies in good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Some minor surface marks evident to cloth of vols. 2-6. Light spots of foxing to prelims of vols. 1 & 2. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Errata and corrigenda slip tipped in at p.610, vol. 1. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. 5 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd., Galway, Ireland

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War, full set of six British first editions. Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$900.00 + shipping

Description: This is a full, jacketed set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. This is an atypically clean set with superior shelf appearance. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. This set suffers few of the typical deficiencies, comprised of near fine first edition, first printing volumes and dust jackets. We find it increasingly difficult to offer sets thus. The jackets are noteworthy for bright, uniform shelf appearance. We note vividly bright red subtitles on all six dust jackets and no discernible color shift between the jacket faces and spines. All six jackets are unclipped, retaining their original front flap prices. The only appreciable signs of wear are a faint, old cello-tape stain to a 1.5 inch closed tear on the lower left Vol. I front face, a .25 inch closed tear to the Vol. I upper front hinge, and three stray, unobtrusive red marks, each no more than .5 inch long, two on the lower Vol. IV spine, one on the lower Vol. III spine. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are square, clean, bright and tight. We would grade them as "fine" rather than "near fine" if not for modest spotting confined to the page edges. The red top stain remains impressively dark and unfaded across all six volumes. The sole previous ownership mark in the set is a discreet inked previous owner name on the Vol. I upper front free endpaper verso. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history. it is a contribution to history." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office. I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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

Churchill, Winston, Sir (1874-1965). The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]. London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948.

Price: US$901.25 + shipping

Description: Near fine cloth copies in very good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers. Lacking dust wrapper for volume 5. Edge tear with minor loss to the dust wrapper of vol. 2. Internally, bright and clean with just some light marginal foxing scattered through prelim. pages, mainly to vol. 1. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Raymond W. Smith, with an inscription on the half title page of vol. 1. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. 5 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Churchill Winston. SECOND WORLD WAR. London Cassell and Co 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$935.00 + shipping

Description: 6 volumes. All volumes are first edition. A profusion of maps and diagrams in all volumes. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original dustjackets. xv, 527; xvii, 556; xviii, 629; xviii, 743; x, 558; xviii, 584; plus extensive appendices and index in each volume. A handsome and very well preserved set of the firsts, the text appears as pristine and with bindings in excellent order, the jackets very handsome and in an excellent state of preservation with only very minimal wear or rubbing, minimal mellowing at the spine panels as is always the case. A very pleasing, well preserved set. NOBEL PRIZE WINNING FIRST EDITION. Upon hearing that President Roosevelt sought suggestions about what the war should be called Churchill replied, "The Unnecessary War." According to Churchill, "There never was a war more easy to stop than that which has just wrecked what was left of the world from the previous struggle." Churchill’s heartfelt opinion is reflected in the theme of the first volume, "How the English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness and good nature allowed the wicked to rearm." Sir Winston Churchill ranks among the greatest men of history. He was born in 1874, a descendent of the great Duke of Marlborough. After an education at Harrow and Sandhurst he entered the army in 1895 and embarked on one of the most varied and distinguished careers of the century. He acted as a correspondent for the Morning Post during the Boer War and his dramatic escape from prison in Pretoria brought him to public attention. He embarked on his political career in 1900 by entering Parliament. While there he held many major offices of state: Home Secretary, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty in which he oversaw naval operations for the First World War, Colonial Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and eventually in 1940, Prime Minister. The latter office he would hold throughout World War Two and again from 1951 to 1955. It is unquestionably his office of Prime Minister during the Second World War for which he is best remembered. His powerful leadership and inspiring oratory held his nation and the free world together throughout the horrors of that conflict. He was a prolific writer, as this 6 volume set will attest, and in 1953 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in spite of the fact that the work was not yet published in full. In that same year he was distinguished further by being made Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II. These volumes were written and published over the course of seven years. Always submerged in multiple projects, he also finished his ‘History of the English Speaking Peoples’ and perfected his style of painting and wrote ‘Painting as a Pastime’ during this same time period. His death in 1965 sent the whole world into mourning and his funeral was one of the most moving public events of the century.

Seller: Buddenbrooks, Inc., Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy - in presentation boxes. London Cassell 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$938.42 + shipping

Description: A set of first edition, first printings published by Cassell between 1948-1954. All are in near fine condition in near fine (or better) dust wrappers. None are price clipped. Light creasing to the spine of volume three. Light nicking to the tops of Volume 1, 2, 3 and 4. "It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It placed number one on the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine. Presented in two custom-made boxes

Seller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA, Harrogate, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War, full set of six British first editions. Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$950.00 + shipping

Description: This is a full, jacketed, set of British first editions of The Second World War, Churchill's history of the epic 20th Century struggle that was so indelibly stamped by his leadership. This set is of particular note for excellent shelf appearance. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved highly prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are most often severely faded, and the dust jackets proved exceptionally vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. This set is an exception, comprised of near fine first edition, first printing volumes in near fine dust jackets. The jackets are exceptional examples. All six are unclipped, retaining the original publisher’s prices on the lower front flaps. All six jackets retain exceptional shelf presentation, with no evidence of the typical spine toning and bright red subtitles. The only loss we note is fractional chips to the Volume I & II spine extremities. The dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. The volumes beneath are likewise exceptionally clean. The black cloth bindings are immaculate with vivid spine gilt, the contents quite unusually bright with no spotting. The red stained top edges all retain strong color. What prevents our grading the volumes as truly fine – and pricing the set accordingly – is a slightly shaken Volume I binding with a cosmetic split at the title page gutter, narrowly exposing the fully intact and firmly attached mull beneath. The sole previous ownership mark we find in the set is a single inked initial and last name to the upper Volume I front free endpaper. Seldom, if ever, has history endowed a statesman with both singular ability to make history, and singular ability to write it. As with so much of what Churchill wrote, The Second World War is not "history" in the strictly academic, objectivist sense, but rather Churchill's perspective on history. In his March 1948 introduction to the first volume, Churchill himself made the disclaimer, "I do not describe it as history. it is a contribution to history." Nonetheless the compelling fact remains, as stated by Churchill himself, "I am perhaps the only man who has passed through both the two supreme cataclysms of recorded history in high Cabinet office. I was for more than five years in this second struggle with Germany the Head of His Majesty's government. I write, therefore, from a different standpoint and with more authority than was possible in my earlier books." Certainly The Second World War may be regarded as an intensely personal and inherently biased history. Nonetheless, Churchill's work remains seminal, iconic, and a vital part of the historical record. Richard Langworth calls the six-volume epic "indispensable reading for anyone who seeks a true understanding of the war that made us what we are today." Please note that this set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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

Churchill, Winston, Sir (1874-1965). The Second World War - [Complete in 6 volumes]. London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948.

Price: US$966.26 + shipping

Description: Previous owner's inscription. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over contrasting buckram boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - of presentation quality.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical desc.: 6 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. Notes: Includes indexes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. 4 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd., Galway, Ireland

Churchill, Winston, Sir (1874-1965). The Second World War / Winston S. Churchill [complete in 6 volumes]. London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948.

Price: US$1039.25 + shipping

Description: Near fine cloth copies in good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Some minor surface marks evident to cloth of vols. 2-6. Light spots of foxing to prelims of vols. 1 & 2. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical desc.: 6 v. : illus. ; 22 cm. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. Errata and corrigenda slip tipped in at p.610, vol. 1. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. 5 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$1150.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Here is a full, jacketed British first edition set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955), into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are much more scarce than Churchill's War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, collectors should note that the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes offered here are very good in very good minus or better dust jackets. All five cloth bindings are clean, tight, and square with sharp corners and minimal wear, though the Stemming the Tide spine gilt is a bit dulled and there is slight sunning corresponding to the small dust jacket losses at the spine ends. The contents of all five volumes are uniformly clean and tight. No internal spotting. The sole previous ownership marks in the set are a small decorative bookplate on the ffep of In the Balance and a single inked name on the Stemming the Tide ffep. Notably, the only trace of spotting in the set is found on the top edge of In the Balance. There is some minor dust soiling to a few top edges, and the page edges generally show modest age-toning. All five dust jackets are bright and clean. The first four dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices. The Unwritten Alliance is neatly price-clipped, but compensates with superb shelf appearance and virtually none of the wear and orange streaks endemic to this edition. Please note that Stemming the Tide has the more desirable first state dust jacket. The Stemming the Tide jacket is unclipped, still retaining the original front flap price, with wear at the edges and hinges, chipping at the spine ends to a maximum depth of .25 inch, and chipping to the upper edge of the rear panel to a maximum depth of .625 inch. In the Balance, Europe Unite, and The Sinews of Peace show minor chipping and wear to the spine ends. These flaws aside, this is a quite respectable and clean jacketed set. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338.

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

Churchill, Winston, Sir (1874-1965). The Second World War - [Complete in 6 volumes]. London : Cassell (1948-1954), 1948.

Price: US$1154.25 + shipping

Description: Previous owner's inscription. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over contrasting buckram boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - of presentation quality.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical desc.: 6 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. Notes: Includes indexes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: v. 1. The gathering storm. -- v. 2. Their finest hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The hinge of fate. -- v. 5. Closing the ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and tragedy. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain. World War, 1939-1945 - Diplomatic history. World War, 1939-1945 - Causes. 4 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$1250.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Here is a quite respectable full, jacketed British first edition set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955), into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are much more scarce than Churchill's War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, collectors should note that the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes offered here are very good plus or better in very good or better dust jackets. All five cloth bindings are clean, tight, and square with minimal wear. The contents of all five volumes are uniformly clean and tight. No internal spotting. No previous ownership marks. A trivial hint of spotting is confined to the text block edges of Europe Unite and there is some dust soiling to the Sinews of Peace top edge. All five dust jackets are bright and clean with only modest wear and imperfections. The first four dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices. The Unwritten Alliance is neatly price-clipped, but compensates with superb shelf appearance, no losses, and virtually none of the wear and orange streaks endemic to this edition. Please note that Stemming the Tide has the more desirable first state dust jacket. Stemming the Tide has a 1.25 inch closed tear to the upper front face that nearly disappears beneath the dust jacket protector, as well as chipping to a depth of .25 inch at the spine head. In the Balance also shows some minor chipping to the spine head. The dust jackets for Europe Unite and The Sinews of Peace show only light wrinkling at the spine heads, as well as a bit of wear along The Sinews of Peace front hinge. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$1400.00 + shipping

Description: Here is a jacketed set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes, increasingly challenging to assemble thus. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955) into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are scarcer than Churchill’s War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, not all of the fourth volume’s sheets were issued in a binding cloth and dust jacket matching the rest of the volumes; the later issue dust jacket is solid black with no matching oak leaf border at the top and bottom edges. Also of note, the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes in this set are in very good plus or better condition in very good or better dust jackets. All five cloth bindings are clean, tight, and square with sharp corners, and virtually no wear. We note only a touch of sunning to the bottom edge of The Sinews of Peace and the spine head of Stemming the Tide. The contents of all five volumes are uniformly bright and unusually clean. Trivial spotting appears confined to the front pastedown and facing front free endpaper recto of Europe Unite. We find no other spotting; even the page edges are notably clean. The sole previous ownership mark is "Easter 1950" inked on the Europe Unite front free endpaper. The dust jackets are all unclipped, retaining the original front flap prices. All five dust jackets remain bright and present well on the shelf. Stemming the Tide has the more desirable and elusive first state dust jacket. We note light wear to extremities, fractional chipping to the In the Balance and Stemming the Tide spine heads with a closed tear at the upper rear hinge of Stemming the Tide. Dust jackets for The Unwritten Alliance were notoriously poorly printed, and consequently are almost always rubbed or streaked, with orange showing through the black background. This Unwritten Alliance is an unusually bright example and complete with no loss, though with a faint vertical crease to the spine and some wear at the spine head. All five dust jackets are newly fitted with removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338

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

Winston S. Churchill. The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$1500.00 + shipping

Description: Here is a jacketed set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes, increasingly challenging to assemble thus. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955) into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are scarcer than Churchill’s War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, not all of the fourth volume’s sheets were issued in a binding cloth and dust jacket matching the rest of the volumes; the later issue dust jacket is solid black with no matching oak leaf border at the top and bottom edges. Also of note, the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes in this set are in very good plus or better condition in very good or better dust jackets. All five cloth bindings are clean, tight, and square with sharp corners, unfaded spines, and virtually no wear. We note only a single, tiny corner bump among the otherwise sharp corners. The contents are all overall cleaner than we typically see. Spotting appears confined to the Europe Unite endpapers and page edges, and the page edges and first and final leaves of Stemming the Tide. Previous ownership marks are an inked gift inscription dated "1948" on the Sinews of Peace front free endpaper, an ink-stamped Canadian address at the bottom of the Stemming the Tide front free endpaper, and a decorative book plate affixed to the front pastedown of The Unwritten Alliance (The "House of Belt" bookplate testifies that this volume came from the private collection of Dr. Elmer Belt, 1893-1980, prominent surgeon and noted bibliophile.) All five dust jackets have excellent shelf appearance, with bright spines and only fractional wear to extremities. Dust jackets for The Unwritten Alliance were notoriously poorly printed, and consequently are almost always rubbed or streaked, with orange showing through the black background. This example of The Unwritten Alliance is an especially bright example that not only has strong spine presentation, but also almost none of the typical orange streaks modest and particularly bright white rear panel and flaps. The jackets are complete apart from neatly price-clipped lower front flaps on In the Balance and Stemming the Tide. We note some soiling and spotting to some of the white rear panels of the jackets. All five dust jackets are protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338

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

Denis Kelly. I hope there isn’t a second gathering storm about to break!" -- 4 August 1948 holograph letter from "indefatigable Churchill literary assistant" Denis Kelly to Desmond Flower of Cassell regarding uncorrected errors in the soon-to-be published British first edition of the first volume of Winston S. Churchill's The Second World War, The Gathering Storm. Hyde Park Gate, London, 1948.

Price: US$1500.00 + shipping

Description: This 4 August July 1948 holograph letter is from "indefatigable Churchill literary assistant" Denis Kelly to Desmond Flower of Cassell regarding uncorrected errors in the soon-to be published British first edition of the first volume of The Second World War, The Gathering Storm (published 4 October 1948). The holograph letter is inked entirely in Kelly’s hand on the recto of a sheet of Hyde Park Gate stationery. Dated by Kelly "11/8/48" (11 August 1948), it reads: "Dear Flower, I’ve found a number of rather hefty misprints in The Gathering Storm, & will send you a list " Kelly acknowledges " that it is too late to do anything about it now " but suggests a review protocol for Cassell to follow " before you print a second edition " Tellingly, Kelly concludes "I haven’t broken the news to W.S.C. yet, but I hope there isn't a second gathering storm about to break!" Pencil annotation at the upper left reads: "Mr. B [indecipherable} saw Mr. Kelly". The letter was acquired from an archive regarding Churchill’s publishing history with Cassell. Condition is near fine, clean with minor corner creases and centered vertical and horizontal folds consonant with original mailing. When Newman Flower of Cassell secured publication rights to Churchill’s war memoirs, it was "perhaps the greatest coup of twentieth century publishing." It fell to Newman’s son, Desmond John Newman Flower (1907-1997), to oversee the actual publication and manage an author of Churchill’s towering stature and exacting standards. "Almost the last thing that Flower did before joining the Army in 1940 was to prepare the first volume of Churchill’s wartime speeches." Desmond landed in Normandy and won the MC in Operation Bluecoat in August 1944, returning to Cassell in 1946 to begin a new battle - to rebuild the firm, which had lost both its offices and warehouse to bombing and now faced the crippling constraint of paper rationing. Churchill’s post-war literary output, particularly the six volumes of The Second World War, not only ensured his own financial security, but also proved the essential asset to Cassell’s postwar recovery. Churchill was an author that Cassell could neither control nor do without. Churchill had written to Flower personally on 14 July not only to personal supply Errata and Corrigenda, but also to specify where they would be placed in the published edition. Further errors were identified just before the final binding, resulting in an additional tipped-in slip. Among the embarrassing errors (if one regards French military prowess) was describing the French Army as the ‘poop’ rather than the ‘prop’ of France. Churchill wrote to Flower on 10 August "I was shocked at some of the mistakes". By November of 1949, Cassell had bowed to its author and published a second edition of Volume I incorporating corrections. Denis Kelly (1916-1990) served during the Second World War in the Indian Mountain Artillery in India and Burma (1941-45). After the war Kelly joined Churchill’s literary team, first as an archivist, then as a literary assistant on Churchill’s war memoirs. On 14 May 1947, Churchill met Kelly at Chartwell. Showing him a cellar "stacked from floor to ceiling" Churchill tasked Kelly thus: "Your task, my boy, is to make Cosmos out of Chaos." Kelly approached the task with not only diligence, but some reverence: "I realised that I was handling the personal papers of a man who had experienced and shaped the history of the world in the last fifty years " (Gilbert, Vol. VIII, p.331.) Kelly became a vital part of Churchill’s literary team for the rest of Churchill’s productive life as an author, not only assisting with The Second World War and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, but also preparing the abridged, one-volume Memoirs of the Second World War (published 1959). Kelly’s papers, including correspondence with Sir Martin Gilbert, now reside in the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$1550.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: Here is a superior, jacketed set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955) into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are much more scarce than Churchill’s War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, collectors should note that the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes offered here are near-fine volumes in jackets that range from very good plus to near-fine. All five cloth bindings are clean and square with virtually no wear. The contents of all five volumes are uniformly clean and tight. We find no spotting in the set. The only previous ownership marks in the set are confined to The Sinews of Peace front pastedown - a pencilled date of "8/48" and a tiny Oxford bookshop sticker. The page edges show only mild soiling and age-toning. All five dust jackets are bright, clean, and highly complete with only trivial chipping to a few spine ends. All five dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the original front flap prices. Please note that Stemming the Tide has the more desirable first state dust jacket. Stemming the Tide has a two inch closed tear and some wrinkling at the bottom of the front face, but no loss associated with this tear, which is unobtrusive beneath the dust jacket protector. This flaw aside, the five dust jackets show only minor wear at extremities and a few trivial imperfections in the black background color. Dust jackets for The Unwritten Alliance were notoriously poorly printed, and consequently are almost always rubbed or streaked, with orange showing through the black background. This example of The Unwritten Alliance has excellent spine presentation, with two vertical streaks of orange color confined the front face. We note almost invisible closed tears near the upper front hinges of Europe Unite and The Sinews of Peace, but these two jackets are nonetheless unusually clean and complete examples. In the Balance is likewise an unusually bright example. Assembling full, jacketed sets in such condition has become difficult. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338

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

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War. Cassell and Co., London, 1948.

Price: US$1600.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Copyright dates age 1948-1954, first trade edition, Churchill's complete six volume classic history on WWII, including: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; and Triumph and Tragedy. Volume I with author's paper slip note tipped-in after his preface. 6 volumes. Some illustrated with plates of facsimiles and maps (many of which are folding); charts and tables. 8vo. Black cloth, spines lettered in gilt, jackets. First Trade Editions. Jackets, some of which price-clipped, lightly worn, sunning with a few chips and closed tears; Volume IV with cracked hinges, some foxing to edges on a few volumes, otherwise lightly worn; very good in like jackets.

Seller: mclinhavenbooks [IOBA], Elton, WI, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston.. The Second World War.. London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., 1948 - 54., 1948.

Price: US$1600.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes, illustrated, fold-out maps, bound in 1/4 green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered black morocco spine labels, top edges tinted red, internally clean and bright, minor foxing to foredges, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, A FINE SET.

Seller: D&D Galleries - ABAA, Somerville, NJ, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston.. The Second World War.. London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., 1948 - 54., 1948.

Price: US$1750.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 6 volumes, illustrated, fold-out maps, bound in 1/2 green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered maroon morocco spine labels, top edges gilt, housed on a matching green cloth open ended slipcase, internally clean and bright, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, A FINE SET.

Seller: D&D Galleries - ABAA, Somerville, NJ, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. The Second World War (Six Volumes, Complete). Cassell & Co. Ltd 1948-1954, London, 1948.

Price: US$1800.00 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: All six first editions in original dust jackets. Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering on spines, printed endpapers, t.e.g. (red). Illustrated with numerous maps and diagrams, many fold-out. The set is comprised of: Vol. 1 - The Gathering Storm (1948); Vol. 2 - Their Finest Hour (1949); Vol. 3 - The Grand Alliance (1950); Vol. 4 - The Hinge of Fate (1951); Vol. 5 - Closing the Ring (1952); and Vol. 6 - Triumph and Tragedy (1954). "In order to write The Second World War Churchill assembled a team of researchers under the leadership of his pre-war assistant, the Oxford historian William Deakin. Churchill and his team enjoyed the full co-operation of the cabinet secretary, Norman Brook, who gave them almost unlimited access to wartime files. In return Churchill submitted drafts of the book to be vetted by Whitehall, thus turning it into a semi-official history. His method was to have all the relevant documents set up in galley proof so that he could then insert linking passages or narratives of events. The tone and structure of the final text were unmistakably Churchillian, and so too were his personal recollections. Appearing in six volumes between 1948 and 1954, The Second World War was published in hardback in fifteen countries and translated into eleven languages. It was not history, Churchill insisted, but a contribution to history. Nevertheless he imprinted his version of events on the minds of a generation" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). [Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a][Woods/ICS A123(ba)][Langworth p.264]. Volume IV, only, has a former owner's name and date on the first preliminary page ("J. W. Stanley / 30th Aug. 1951"). All of the other volumes are unmarked. All of the volumes are unread, tight, square, and clean. All of the dust jackets are in perfect condition, are unclipped, and in Mylar. This set is remarkably clean and bright, with no defects other than the one signature, and some occasional, very light, fore-edge foxing. A large, heavy set (approximately 14 pounds) - additional shipping charges may apply. FINE/FINE. . Maps and Diagrams. 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Seller: Round Table Books, LLC, Glenview, IL, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). The Second World War. London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$1814.27 + shipping

Description: [Military History] SMARTLY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. Six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv; 640; pp.xvii; 684; pp.x; 818; pp.xviii; 917; pp.xviii; 673; pp.xviii; 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Attractively bound in navy half morocco with matching cloth over boards, red title labels, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt. Occasional light spotting. Very good in a handsome recent leather binding. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War. WOODS, Frederick, 'A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill', A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen.

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). The Second World War. London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$1814.27 + shipping

Description: [Military History] SMARTLY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. Six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv; 640; pp.xvii; 684; pp.x; 818; pp.xviii; 917; pp.xviii; 673; pp.xviii; 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Attractively bound in burgundy half morocco with matching cloth over boards, blue title labels, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt. Some light spotting to volumes I and IV. Very good in a handsome recent leather binding. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War. WOODS, Frederick, 'A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill', A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen.

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965). The Second World War. London: Cassell and Co., 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$1814.27 + shipping

Description: [Military History] SMARTLY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. Six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv; 640; pp.xvii; 684; pp.x; 818; pp.xviii; 917; pp.xviii; 673; pp.xviii; 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Recently bound in navy half calf with matching cloth over boards, red title labels, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines. Top edges gilt. A clean fine set. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War. WOODS, Frederick, 'A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill', A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen.

Seller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB, Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The Second World War [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.]. London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$1876.83 + shipping

Description: 6 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The occasional minor blemish, a very good set. With diagrams and tables throughout the text. First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As J. H. Plumb noted: "Churchill the historian lies at the very heart of all historiography of the Second World War, and will always remain there [we still] move down the broad avenues which he drove through war's confusion and complexity." Cohen A240.4; Woods A123(b).

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB., London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Postwar Speeches, a full set of jacketed first editions: The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite, In the Balance, Stemming the Tide, and The Unwritten Alliance. Cassell and Company Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$2000.00 + shipping

Description: This is a premium jacketed set of all five of Churchill's post-WWII speech volumes, quite challenging to assemble in such condition. These volumes span the period from Demobilization in late 1945, when Churchill was Leader of the Opposition, through his second Premiership (1951-1955) into a time when Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The events encompassed by these years are in many ways no less dramatic than those of the war years - the unraveling of the British Empire, the post-war recovery, the onset of the Cold War, Soviet acquisition of the atomic bomb, development of the hydrogen bomb, and the beginning of the space age (to name a few). These postwar speech volumes are much scarcer than Churchill’s War Speeches volumes; all five of these books had only a single printing each. Moreover, not all of the fourth volume’s sheets were issued in a binding cloth and dust jacket matching the rest of the volumes; the later issue dust jacket is solid black with no matching oak leaf border at the top and bottom edges. Also of note, the fifth and final volume, The Unwritten Alliance, is the last of Churchill's books published in his lifetime and was issued only in Britain, with no U.S. edition. All five volumes in this set are in fine condition in near fine plus dust jackets. All five cloth bindings are clean and tight with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, unfaded spines, and virtually no wear. The contents of all five volumes are uniformly bright and unusually clean. We find no spotting and no previous ownership marks. Even the page edges are notably clean. All five dust jackets are complete, retaining the publisher’s original front flap prices and with no loss. Spine presentation is superlative. We note only trivial wear to extremities and a hint of soiling to a few of the white rear panels. Stemming the Tide is an exceptional example of the first issue dust jacket and binding. Dust jackets for The Unwritten Alliance were notoriously poorly printed, and consequently are almost always rubbed or streaked, with orange showing through the black background. This example of The Unwritten Alliance is quite elusive thus, with none of the endemic streaking and virtually no wear. All five dust jackets are fitted with removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A241.1, A246.1, A255.1, A264.1, A273; Woods/ICS A124(a), A128(a), A130(a), A137(a), A142; Langworth pages 184, 296, 301, 309, 338

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

CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.. THE SECOND WORLD WAR.. Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$2189.64 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: FIRST EDITION. Six 8vo volumes. Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. Some minor spotting to the first 3 pages of the first volume otherwise a fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, spines with raised bands, gilt. Spine compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with gilt stamped rampant lion device. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine set of Churchill's monumental history.

Seller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member., London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The Second World War.. London: Cassell and Co. -1954, 1948.

Price: US$2189.64 + shipping

Description: FIRST EDITION. 6 vols. 8vo. (22x15x4 cms). Handsomely bound in modern full red morocco, gilt lettering and lions rampant, all edges gilt.

Seller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The Second World War.. London: Cassell and Co. -1954, 1948.

Price: US$2189.64 + shipping

Description: FIRST EDITION. 6 vols. 8vo. (22x15x4 cms). Handsomely bound in modern full red morocco, gilt lettering and lions rampant, all edges gilt.

Seller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB, London, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.. Cassell & Co 1948-54, London, 1948.

Price: US$2250.00 + shipping

Description: First editions of Winston Churchill's masterpiece. Octavo, six volumes. Bound in three-quarters green morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, with the rampant lion in gilt on the spines, top edge gilt, maps present. In fine condition. "Winston Churchill himself affirmed that ‘this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. It placed number one on the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine.

Seller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, WINSTON. The Second World War. Cassell & Co., Ltd, London, 1948.

Price: US$2500.00 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS (the preferred editions) in original dust jackets of Churchill's masterpiece. A BEAUTIFUL, FINE SET. "In order to write The Second World War Churchill assembled a team of researchers under the leadership of his pre-war assistant, the Oxford historian William Deakin. Churchill and his team enjoyed the full co-operation of the cabinet secretary, Norman Brook, who gave them almost unlimited access to wartime files. In return Churchill submitted drafts of the book to be vetted by Whitehall, thus turning it into a semi-official history. His method was to have all the relevant documents set up in galley proof so that he could then insert linking passages or narratives of events. The tone and structure of the final text were unmistakably Churchillian, and so too were his personal recollections. Appearing in six volumes between 1948 and 1954, The Second World War was published in hardback in fifteen countries and translated into eleven languages. It was not history, Churchill insisted, but a contribution to history. Nevertheless he imprinted his version of events on the minds of a generation" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Comprising: The Gathering Storm (Vol 1); Their Finest Hour (Vol 2); The Grand Alliance (Vol 3); The Hinge of Fate (Vol 4); Closing the Ring (Vol 5); Triumph and Tragedy (Vol 6). London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., (1948-54). Octavo, original cloth, original dust jackets. Six volumes. Neat owner signature (dated 1948) on front free endpaper of volume I. Only trivial flaws to books, with red top stain particularly rich and unfaded. Dust jackets with tiny chip on volume IV, otherwise nearly perfect. Overall, the jackets are in remarkably good condition with all text and color sharp, crisp, and unfaded (very unusual with this set). An extraordinary set, one of the nicest we've seen; extremely rare in such fine condition. Original cloth, original dust jacket

Seller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB, New York, NY, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$3000.00 + shipping

Description: 6 octavo volumes. Maps diagrams and tables throughout. Attractively rebound in tan calf; gilt-decorated spines with burgundy labels (light wear at spine ends and previous owner's name in second volume). London: Cassell & Co., 1948-1954. First editions. A very good(+) set. Volume I: The Gathering Storm. Volume II: Their Finest Hour. Volume III: The Grand Alliance. Volume IV: The Hinge of Fate. Volume V: Closing the Ring. Volume VI: Triumph and Tragedy.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$3500.00 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: Maps diagrams and tables throughout. 6 volumes. 8vo, re-bound in 3/4 red leather over marbled boards. London: Cassell & Co., 1948-1954. First editions. Fine. Volume I: The Gathering Storm. Volume II: Their Finest Hour. Volume III: The Grand Alliance. Volume IV: The Hinge of Fate. Volume V: Closing the Ring. Volume VI: Triumph and Tragedy.

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

Churchill, Winston S.. THE SECOND WORLD WAR ( Complete 6 Volume Set ) Vol. 1 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL. Cassell & Co. Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$4028.93 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Complete Set of 6 Volumes in unclipped Dustjackets. Vol I "The Gathering Storm" is FLAT SIGNED by SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, and Dated 1948, on the Half Title Page, with no other inscriptions. Vol. I The Gathering Storm, 640 Pages. Dated 1948; Vol. II, Their Finest hour, 684 Pages. Dated 1949; Vol. III, The Grand Alliance, 818 Pages. Dated 1950. Vol. IV, The Hinge of Fate, 917 Pages. Dated 1951. Vol. V, Closing the Ring, 673 Pages. Dated 1952. Vol. VI, Triumph and Tragedy, 716 Pages. Dated 1954. Some Vols. illustrated with Fold-Out Maps. Jacket Price on Vols I - IV is 25s and Vols V & VI, 30s. All in Black cloth covers with Gilt Lettering on spine. Design of Lion Couchant and WSC Monogram on Grey Endpapers. Books are 8 1/2" Tall. Set of 6 Books weighs 5.3 Kilos. Vol. III has a gift inscription, dated 1950 on back of ffep. Some fading to cloth ( see photos ). Hinges sound and Text blocks firm. No inscriptions in text. A few specks of browning on page edges of some vols. Jacket spines tanned. Some edge wear, chipping and small tears. Little bits missing from spine ends of most vols. (see photos). All unclipped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller: AESOP ATTIC, Penzance, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The Second World War. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.]. London: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$4379.27 + shipping

Description: 6 volumes, octavo (204 x 133 mm). Recent red crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spines lettered in gilt with gilt lion motifs to compartments, facsimile signature in gilt to front covers, gilt ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine set. Maps and diagrams, some folding. First UK editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, in a very handsome binding. Churchill's account was the single most important historical interpretation of the Second World War, and a major factor in Churchill being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the 20th century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". The publication date of the UK edition was slightly preceded by the US edition. Cohen A240.4 (I-VI).a.

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB., London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War. Cassell, London, 1948.

Price: US$4500.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: 6 octavo volumes. Maps diagrams and tables throughout. handsomely rebound by Henry Sotheran in 3/4 burgundy morocco, black spine labels and gilt-decorated spines; some abrasions on raised spine bands. London: Cassell & Co., 1948-1954. First editions. A near fine set. Volume I: The Gathering Storm. Volume II: Their Finest Hour. Volume III: The Grand Alliance. Volume IV: The Hinge of Fate. Volume V: Closing the Ring. Volume VI: Triumph and Tragedy.

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

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer. The Second World War. Cassell and Company Limited, London, 1948.

Price: US$4500.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1948. Leatherbound. Six volumes. First Edition. Octavo. The Second World War. Illustrated maps and diagram. Titles include The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, The Hinge of Fate.

Seller: Imperial Fine Books ABAA, ILAB, New York, NY, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The Second World War. [The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.]. London: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$4817.20 + shipping

Description: 6 volumes, octavo (205 x 134 mm). Near-contemporary red crushed morocco by Asprey's, spines lettered in gilt, gilt beaded roll to spine bands and single rule to spine compartments, single gilt fillet to covers, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Front endpaper of vol. I lightly creased, a few minor marks to morocco, rear cover of vol. VI with repeated indentations and with pastedown slightly lifted through damp, volume number of vol. VI misnumbered and altered. A very good set. Maps and diagrams, some folding. First UK editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, in a highly attractive binding. The Second World War ranks as one of the supreme historical achievements of the 20th century, and is commonly cited as a major factor in Churchill being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. A man who had always primarily made his living by his pen, Churchill was the only major war leader to give an authoritative account of the conflict, and his ringing phrases seeped into the collective memory. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". The UK editions were published a few months after the US editions and, unlike the latter, included Churchill's last-minute revisions. Cohen A240.4 (I-VI).a.

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB., London, United Kingdom

Churchill Winston. SECOND WORLD WAR. London Cassell and Co 1948-54, 1948.

Price: US$5445.00 + shipping

Description: 6 volumes. All six volumes are first edition, first impressions. A profusion of maps and diagrams in all volumes. 8vo, superbly and handsomely bound for Asprey of London in full red crushed morocco, the boards framed in gilt, the spines with gilt framed compartments between gilt stippled raised bands, three compartments gilt lettered, additional gilt numbering at a the tail, edges gilt ruled, gilt ruled turn-ins, marbled endleaves and a.e.g. xv, 527; xvii, 556; xviii, 629; xviii, 743; x, 558; xviii, 584; plus extensive appendices and index in each volume. A beautifully preserved set with all six volumes being first edition, first issue, the bindings all pristine and especially handsome. A SUPERIOR SET, VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND, OF THIS NOBEL PRIZE WINNING FIRST EDITION. Upon hearing that President Roosevelt sought suggestions about what the war should be called Churchill replied, "The Unnecessary War." According to Churchill, "There never was a war more easy to stop than that which has just wrecked what was left of the world from the previous struggle." Churchill’s heartfelt opinion is reflected in the theme of the first volume, "How the English-speaking peoples through their unwisdom, carelessness and good nature allowed the wicked to rearm." Sir Winston Churchill ranks among the greatest men of history. He was born in 1874, a descendent of the great Duke of Marlborough. After an education at Harrow and Sandhurst he entered the army in 1895 and embarked on one of the most varied and distinguished careers of the century. He acted as a correspondent for the Morning Post during the Boer War and his dramatic escape from prison in Pretoria brought him to public attention. He embarked on his political career in 1900 by entering Parliament. While there he held many major offices of state: Home Secretary, Secretary of State for War, First Lord of the Admiralty in which he oversaw naval operations for the First World War, Colonial Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and eventually in 1940, Prime Minister. The latter office he would hold throughout World War Two and again from 1951 to 1955. It is unquestionably his office of Prime Minister during the Second World War for which he is best remembered. His powerful leadership and inspiring oratory held his nation and the free world together throughout the horrors of that conflict. He was a prolific writer, as this 6 volume set will attest, and in 1953 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in spite of the fact that the work was not yet published in full. In that same year he was distinguished further by being made Knight of the Garter by Queen Elizabeth II. These volumes were written and published over the course of seven years. Always submerged in multiple projects, he also finished his ‘History of the English Speaking Peoples’ and perfected his style of painting and wrote ‘Painting as a Pastime’ during this same time period. His death in 1965 sent the whole world into mourning and his funeral was one of the most moving public events of the century.

Seller: Buddenbrooks, Inc., Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.

Winston S. CHURCHILL. The Second World War. The Gathering Storm [1948] Their Finest Hour [1949] The Grand Alliance [1950] The Hinge of Fate [1951] Closing the Ring [1952] Triumph and Tragedy [1954] Together With A Signed Copy of Volume I The Gathering Storm 1949 A New Edition With Photographs of The Signing [Daily Mail]. London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948.

Price: US$6005.86 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1948 - 1954. First Edition. CHURCHILL, Winston. Signed Copy (New Edition 1949) of the First Volume with photographs and a copy written statement from the previous owner. Housed in a clamshell box. The Second World War, First Editions of: Vol I The Gathering Storm, 1948, xv, 527; Vol II Their Finest Hour, 1949, xvii, 556; Vol III The Grand Alliance, 1950, xviii, 629; Vol IV The Hinge of Fate, 1951, xviii, 743; Vol V Closing the Ring, 1952, x, 558; Vol VI Triumph and Tragedy, 1954, xviii, 584. Plus an additional signed copy of Volume I with a copy statement from the previous owner and 2 photographs of the signing and the event. Housed in a clam shell box. This copy a new edition in its original dust jacket, split to the spine joint and slightly creased (the jacket) otherwise clean and tidy. London: Cassell, (1948-54). Six volumes. Octavo, modern half blue morocco gilt, raised bands, spine compartments gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems, gilt titles to red labels, top page edges gilt, others trimmed. First English editions of Churchill s WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost re-election as Prime Minister, handsomely bound. The six volumes were published separately between 1948 and 1954. With the Second World War, Churchill "pulled himself back from humiliating defeat in 1945, using all his skills as a writer and politician to make his fortune, secure his reputation, and win a second term in Downing Street" (Reynolds, xxiii). "Winston himself affirmed that 'this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan, 175). Although preceded by the American editions, the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps, and facsimile documents. Approximately 8 ½ inches tall (six volumes) and 11 ¼ inches tall (clamshell box). Condition Report Externally Spine very good condition fine leather binding, dust jacket in fair condition to the signed volume being split in two parts to the spine joint. Joints very good condition. Corners very good condition. Boards very good condition cloth. Page edges very good condition foxing to the page edges, top edge gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges very good condition. Front paste down very good condition new. Front free end paper very good condition. Title very good condition. Pages very good condition minor foxing and marks. Binding structurally solid and strong, fine leather binding. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1948-1954. Binding: Hardback

Seller: Louis88Books, Andover, United Kingdom

Winston Churchill. The Second World War.1948 - 1954 - In Six Volumes - VOLUME SIX SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. Cassell & Co, London, 1948.

Price: US$7194.52 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: HARDBACKS - A near fine set of titles in their original dust wrappers. The boards of all six books are clean and unfaded. The inner pages are free of any foxing. There is a very small name to the ffep of volumes one, two and three, the other three titles are free of any owner names or Inscriptions Volume six has been signed and dated by the author to the ffep. The books are all very tightly bound with no spine lean. The dust wrappers are in near fine condition, with just a touch of fading to the spines of each title. The is no price clipping to any of the titles, with just the odd small closed tear, but both the books and dust wrappers are very nice indeed. Volume six comes with the scarce wrap around band.

Seller: West Hull Rare Books - P.B.F.A., Hull, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The Second World War, with Churchill's Volume I inscription in the year of publication to the Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster, "the parish church of the House of Commons". Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1948.

Price: US$15000.00 + shipping

Description: This full set of jacketed British first editions of The Second World War features a Volume I inscription in the year of publication to the Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster, "the parish church of the House of Commons." The five-line half-title inscription reads: "Inscribed for | Canon Charles Smyth | by | Winston S. Churchill | 1948". Canon Charles Smyth (1903-1987) was a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, a distinguished Church historian, and Anglican priest. Brilliant, at Cambridge Smyth took a double first in the history tripos and won the Thirwall Medal and the Gladstone Prize, also securing (on the same day as R.A. Butler), a fellowship at his college. Smyth was just 23 when his first book was published, and was ordained in 1929. In 1946, Smyth was in his early forties when the Crown appointed him Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster. Next to Westminster Abbey and opposite the Houses of Parliament, St. Margaret's has been known as the "parish church of the House of Commons." Churchill married at St. Margaret's in 1908, and, on VE day in 1945, he led members of the House of Commons in procession to St. Margaret's for a thanksgiving service. In 1947, with Smyth as Rector, Churchill's youngest daughter, Mary, married Christopher Soames at St. Margaret's. The following year Smyth received this inscribed copy of The Gathering Storm. Smyth's decade-long rectory coincided with Churchill's years as Leader of the Opposition and his second and final premiership. Though a "somewhat prickly nature stood in the way of his preferment to senior posts" at St. Margaret's, Smyth "proved to be a parish priest of the highest calibre, and in the immediate post-war era large congregations gathered at St. Margaret's on Sunday mornings to hear his erudite sermons which were expressed with great clarity and fine use of the English language." (Daily Telegraph obituary) After resigning from his rectory, Smyth returned to academic endeavors. The Second World War is Churchill's own history of the epic 20th century struggle so indelibly stamped by his leadership. The six volumes of the British first edition were published between 1948 and 1954. Jacketed British first edition sets in marginal condition are not uncommon. However, the coarse cloth bindings of this edition proved susceptible to soiling and mildew, the contents (printed on post-war "Economy Standards" paper) proved prone to spotting, the red-stained top edges are often severely faded, and the dust jackets are vulnerable to pronounced spine toning. Consequently, superior jacketed sets have become scarce, collector-worthy sets in original bindings with noteworthy inscriptions particularly so. This set is noteworthy for both the inscription and condition. The inscribed Volume I is near fine in a near fine dust jacket; the binding is perfect except for a tiny corner bump, the contents are bright with no ownership marks other than the author's inscription. Modest spotting is confined to the page edges and the top edge shows some uniform sunning. The dust jacket is bright and unclipped, with no losses or tears. The balance of the set is at least near fine in near fine dust jackets. The black cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt and virtually no wear. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks, dark red topstain, and trivial spotting confined to the page edges. The dust jackets are complete, unclipped with no losses, and free of the usual spine toning, with bright red spine subtitles. We note only light wear at a few spine ends and a small, red ink mark just above the author's name on the Volume III jacket spine. All six dust jackets are protected with removable, archival quality clear covers. The set is housed in two red cloth slipcases, each of which accommodates three volumes. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A240.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A123(ba), Langworth p.264.

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