Price: US$66.32 + shipping
Description: Book of speeches in 1953 t0 1959 given by Wibnston Chirchill, 332 pages in very bright clean condition, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are lightly marked, spine is slightly faded, rear bottom corner is bumped. A pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGES. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Size: 8 ¾ x 5¾ Inches
Seller: Peter Sheridan, Books Bought and Sold, West Molesey, Surrey, United Kingdom
Price: US$99.09 + shipping
Description: Moderate wear. Ex-library. Pages are age toned. Library stamp on inside covers and first page. Previous owner's name written on first page. Library folder glued to back page. Binding tight, pages clean. Dust jacket corner clipped and taped to cover. Pictures available upon request.
Seller: Bay Used Books, Sudbury, ON, Canada
Price: US$132.28 + shipping
Description: xii+332pp. 8vo. Original cloth in dustwrapper, a near fine copy. First edition.
Seller: Grant's Bookshop, Black Rock, VIC, Australia
Price: US$199.69 + shipping
Description: Red cloth is faded along edges and is bumped at corners and spine ends. Contents tight with a touch of foxing. No inscriptions but a bookseller's stamp on front e/p and an S stamped on bottom of pre-title. Page edges are foxed. Dust jacket is price clipped with chipping on corners and small tears at spine ends and along edges. The rear of the jacket has some soiling. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller: Arty Bees Books, Wellington, ., New Zealand
Price: US$300.00 + shipping
Description: This is a jacketed copy of the fifth and final volume of Churchill's five postwar speech volumes. The Unwritten Alliance includes 70 speeches delivered by Churchill between 30 January 1953 and 31 October 1959. These speeches span the end of Churchill's second and final term as Prime Minister (1951-1955) and the twilight of his long life and public career. The bulk of the speeches - 43 of 70 and 250 of 332 pages - take place during Churchill's premiership. In this final volume of his speeches published during his lifetime, Churchill passes "into a living national memorial" of the time he has lived and the Nation, Empire, and free world he has served. The Unwritten Alliance takes its name specifically from Churchill's 8 June 1954 speech and more generally from the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States, which had endured postwar disagreements. Randolph wrote in his introduction to the volume that the title was "justified by the number of speeches which dwell on the paramount necessity of Anglo-American friendship." There was no U.S. edition for this volume and the British first edition, only printing, was just 5,000 copies. Moreover, 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. Here is a very good plus copy in a very good plus dust jacket. The red-orange cloth binding is bright and tight, entirely unfaded with sharp corners and vivid spine gilt. We note trivial wear to the spine ends and a tiny spot of soiling at the spine head. The contents retain a crisp feel with no previous ownership marks and mild age-toning. Light spotting is confined to the page edges. The dust jacket is strikingly well-preserved for the edition, with none of the typical orange streaking. We note trivial wear to extremities, light soiling to the white rear panel, and a neatly price-clipped lower front flap. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic Reference: Cohen A273, Woods/ICS A142, Langworth p.338.
Seller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Price: US$317.08 + shipping
Description: CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Unwritten Alliance : Speeches, 1953-1959 . Edited by Randolph S. Churchill. London: Cassell & Company, Ltd., (1961). First UK Printing. Pp. (4),v-xi,(1),1-332. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The fifth volume of Sir Winston Churchill's post-war speeches covers a wide stretch of time and spans an historic period. As Prime Minister he was the country's spokesman at the time of the Queen's Coronation, on her return from the Commonwealth tour, and on the death of Queen Mary. His speech in Westminster Hall at the celebrations to mark his 80th birthday was made on an occasion unique in Parliamentary annals. In the House of Commons he delivered great speeches on the international problems that still confront us -- German rearmament, the hydrogen bomb, world disarmament; on domestic matters, speeches on National Service and the adoption of a new Army rifle revealed him, as always, a consummate master of the cut and thrust of Parliamentary debate." - from the dj. Top edge a bit dusty, else vg in lightly rubbed, crisp, unclipped dj. From the library of Nova Scotian publisher R.H. McCurdy. Scarce. 400.00
Seller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.), Dartmouth, NS, Canada