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Malcolm Thomson. The Life and Times of Winston Churchill. Odhams Press, London England, 1949.

Price: US$15.73 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Hardback. Life and Times of Winston Churchill. Foxing to end inside covers and edge. Wear and tear to D/J. Contents: Churchil the Man. Makings of a Soldier. Adventures in South Africa. Churchill Turns Politician. Churchill as a Social Reformer. First Lord of the Admiralty. War Statesman. Minister of Munitions. Back to the Tories. Churchill and 'The British Gazette'. A Rebel in Exile. Age of Appeasement. First Lord Again. Churchill Takes the Helm. A World in Flames. The Road to Victory. Recessional. Illustrated. 352 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo

Seller: The London Bookworm, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1911-1918, Volume IV. Odhams Press Limited, London, 1949.

Price: US$20.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed volume IV of the elusive Odhams four-volume edition of Churchill's monumental history of The First World War. A quarter of a century before the Second World War endowed him with lasting fame, Winston Churchill played a uniquely critical, controversial, and varied role in the "War to end all wars". The World Crisis was originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931, with the first four volumes spanning the war years 1911-1918 and the final two volumes covering the postwar years 1918-1928 (The Aftermath) and the Eastern theatre (The Eastern Front). In 1939, Odhams Press Limited issued a two-volume edition of the first four (1911-1918) volumes. A decade later, after the Second World War, in 1949 Odhams reset the (unabridged) text of the 1939 edition into 4 thinner volumes. Both the bindings and dust jackets of this elusive four volume edition proved fragile. Here is volume IV only, in good condition with a good plus dust jacket. The binding is square and tight with an unfaded spine, but the vibrant red cloth boards have what appears to be water damage to the fore edges of the front and rear covers. This does not affect the contents, which are bright and clean apart from what appears to be tape stains on the endpapers, almost certainly from an old dust jacket protector. The dust jacket spines of this edition proved particularly vulnerable to sunning and are typically found faded to a gray-green color. This jacket is a typical example, the spine sunned, but the white and black spine print nonetheless remaining distinct. The jacket is substantially complete, with small chip losses to the spine head, upper front face, and lower rear face. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival cover. Of The World Crisis, Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. Churchill served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, but after the failure in the Dardanelles, he was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before the war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, foreshadowing the political isolation and restoration he would experience nearly two decades later leading up to the Second World War. Despite Churchill's political recovery, the stigma of the Dardanelles would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his history, like so much of his writing, has enduring worth and purpose. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.15, Woods/ICS A31(j), Langworth p.123.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1911-1918, Volume I. Odhams Press Limited, London, 1949.

Price: US$20.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed volume I of the elusive Odhams four-volume edition of Churchill's monumental history of The First World War. A quarter of a century before the Second World War endowed him with lasting fame, Winston Churchill played a uniquely critical, controversial, and varied role in the "War to end all wars". The World Crisis was originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931, with the first four volumes spanning the war years 1911-1918 and the final two volumes covering the postwar years 1918-1928 (The Aftermath) and the Eastern theatre (The Eastern Front). In 1939, Odhams Press Limited issued a two-volume edition of the first four (1911-1918) volumes. A decade later, after the Second World War, in 1949 Odhams reset the (unabridged) text of the 1939 edition into 4 thinner volumes. Both the bindings and dust jackets of this elusive four volume edition proved fragile. Here is volume I only, in good condition with a good plus dust jacket. The binding is square and tight with an unfaded spine, but the vibrant red cloth boards have what appears to be water damage to the fore edges of the front and rear covers. This does not affect the contents, which are bright and clean apart from what appears to be tape stains on the pastedowns and facing endpapers, likely from an old dust jacket protector. The dust jacket spines of this edition proved particularly vulnerable to sunning and are typically found faded to a gray-green color as is the case here. Nevertheless, the black and white spine print remains distinct. The jacket is complete apart from fractional chipping to the spine ends. The jacket is protected with a removable, archival cover. Of The World Crisis, Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. Churchill served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, but after the failure in the Dardanelles, he was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before the war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, foreshadowing the political isolation and restoration he would experience nearly two decades later leading up to the Second World War. Despite Churchill's political recovery, the stigma of the Dardanelles would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his history, like so much of his writing, has enduring worth and purpose. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.15, Woods/ICS A31(j), Langworth p.123.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1911-1918, Volume III. Odhams Press Limited, London, 1949.

Price: US$35.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed volume III of the elusive Odhams four-volume edition of Churchill's monumental history of The First World War. A quarter of a century before the Second World War endowed him with lasting fame, Winston Churchill played a uniquely critical, controversial, and varied role in the "War to end all wars". The World Crisis was originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931, with the first four volumes spanning the war years 1911-1918 and the final two volumes covering the postwar years 1918-1928 (The Aftermath) and the Eastern theatre (The Eastern Front). In 1939, Odhams Press Limited issued a two-volume edition of the first four (1911-1918) volumes. A decade later, after the Second World War, in 1949 Odhams reset the (unabridged) text of the 1939 edition into 4 thinner volumes. Both the bindings and dust jackets of this elusive four volume edition proved fragile. Here is volume III only, in good condition with a very good plus dust jacket. The binding is square and tight with an unfaded spine, but the vibrant red cloth boards have what appears to be water damage to the fore edges of the front and rear covers. This does not affect the contents, which are bright and clean apart from what appears to be tape stains on the pastedowns and facing endpapers, likely from an old dust jacket protector. The dust jacket spines of this edition proved particularly vulnerable to sunning and are typically found faded to a gray-green color. This jacket is an exceptional example, with a vivid dark pink spine that appears entirely unfaded. The jacket is complete apart from small losses to the lower corners. Tape scars on the flaps correspond to those on the pastedowns and endpapers. The jacket is protected with a removable, archival cover. Of The World Crisis, Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. Churchill served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, but after the failure in the Dardanelles, he was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before the war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, foreshadowing the political isolation and restoration he would experience nearly two decades later leading up to the Second World War. Despite Churchill's political recovery, the stigma of the Dardanelles would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his history, like so much of his writing, has enduring worth and purpose. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.15, Woods/ICS A31(j), Langworth p.123.

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

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis 1911-1918. Four Volumes. Odhams Press London no date (1949)., 1949.

Price: US$97.89 + shipping

Description: 4 Volumes hard cover dust wrapper red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering and gilt and black decoration. 1472pp continuous pagination, maps. Some chipping, wear and small tears on dws, browing on reverse, now protected. Some wear on board edges, corners bumped, some browning, ownership stamp on flies else very good. Origins and course of WWI. This set from contains the complete unabridged text of the original four volumes with the revisions and new material from the 1931 abridgement. NOTE: Additional postage required for four volumes.

Seller: Alexander Fax Booksellers, Mawson, ACT, Australia

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The World Crisis 1911-1918. , 1949.

Price: US$194.03 + shipping

Description: London, Odham's Press Ltd, 1949-1950. 4 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, with printed dust wrapper; very good, three dust jacket spines faded. This four volume set contains the complete unabridged text, in additiont to the revisions and new material from the 1939 edition.

Seller: Henry Sotheran Ltd, London, United Kingdom