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Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$23.60 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: 1923. Second Edition. 536 pages. No dust jacket. Navy cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Contains line drawn and fold out maps. Firm binding to clean, lightly tanned pages and maps with light foxing to endpapers and page edges. Occasional light finger marks and small stains to pages. Infrequent cracked hinges exposing binding. Minor curling and creasing to corners. Moderate rub wear and markings to grubby boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Moderate bleach spotting. Ring mark to front. Small stains. Dulled gilt. Moderate rub wear to edges and bumped corners. Minor fraying and tears to spine ends.

Seller: World of Rare Books, Goring-by-Sea, WTSX, United Kingdom

Churchill, Rt Hon Winston S. THE WORLD CRISIS 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923.

Price: US$30.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: -----------Dark navy cloth, thick book, 9 1/2" tall. 536 pages, with 6 maps and 2 other illustrations.This edition and impression was published athe same month and the same year as the first printing and the 2nd edition -- - - -GOOD CONDITION, solid tight binding, clean text, foxed endpapers, darkened outr edges of text, worn covers, small old signature on flyleaf- - - no dust jacket.

Seller: Melanie Nelson Books, Livingston, NY, NY, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S. The world crisis 1911-194. Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$30.17 + shipping

Description: Owner's stamp on half-title page; some foxing & browning, mainly on first & last few pages, & page fore-edge; some light wear to board corners, & to spine. The first volume of the complete work Used - Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket)

Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis 1915. Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$31.00 + shipping

Condition: Poor

Description: The boards are worn and damp marked.Some foxing.large Tears (a third of the pages are missing) out of the half title page, title page and dedication page.Excellent binding.[R.K]

Seller: Chapter 1, Johannesburg, GAU, South Africa

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis, 1911 - 1918, Volume 2. Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$35.53 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: The October 1923 1st edition of Churchill's defiant justification for the heroic failure at Gallipoli, rebound in very clean collector's cloth boards with minor edgewear. Inside, tight & firm, no previous owner inscription, no foxing whatsoever, the coloured folding maps are in crisp, pristine shape. Three appendices, index. Falls awards the maximum three stars.

Seller: The Great War Bookshop, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL,, Winston.. THE WORLD CRISIS. 1915.. London, Thornton Butterworth Limited 1923., 1923.

Price: US$44.70 + shipping

Description: 558pp. 8vo. Original navy buckram, Includes fold-out maps. A few spots to early leaves and blindstamp on ffe. A very good copy. Second edition. Includes Churcill's own account of the Dardanelles campaign.

Seller: Grant's Bookshop, Black Rock, VIC, Australia

Winston S.Churchill. The World Crisis 1915. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$46.92 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: A Second Edition Published December 1923:Book Condition:A Good/Very Good copy, gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, page edges toned, end papers gently toned, some marks to boards, internally clean and bright, tight binding.

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

Churchill, The Rt. Hon. Winston S.. The World Crisis 1915. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923.

Price: US$50.94 + shipping

Description: Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth which shows some wear to the spine ends and rubbing/fading to the boards. No ownership inscription. Some foxing mainly to the edges and end-papers. 557 pages. 7 maps. One facsimile of a proposed Admiralty Order. Photographs available on request.

Seller: Blacket Books, PBFA, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis 1915. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$55.00 + shipping

Description: Blue cloth/boards; gilt lettering on spine; blind-stamp title on front cover. 557 pp. with seven maps (some folding) and 1 facsimile. A first-hand view of an especially difficult year for the Allies, including the issue of the Dardanelles, Anzac and Suvla Bay, the fall of the British Government (in the wake of events at Gallipoli), and more. VG- clean and tight but with bumps to cover corners and light age toning to page margins.

Seller: Mullen Books, ABAA, Marietta, PA, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1915. Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., London, 1923.

Price: US$65.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, third printing of the second volume of Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War. It is in this second volume that Churchill provides his perspective on the disastrous Dardanelles offensive. This third printing of the British first edition occurred just a month after the first printing. The binding is identical. The only substantive change to the contents is notation of the three printings on the title page verso. Condition approaches very good. The blue cloth binding is square and tight with strong, unfaded color and vivid spine gilt, despite minor wear to extremities and light overall scuffing. The contents are respectably bright, with spotting primarily confined to the prelims and page edges, with only occasional intrusions into the blank inner text margins. We find no previous ownership marks. Published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931, The World Crisis spans the 1911-1918 war years, with two supplemental volumes covering the postwar years 1918-1928 (The Aftermath) and the Eastern theatre (The Eastern Front). 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 six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning. This copy is both respectably preserved and a cost-effective alternative to a more expensive first printing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(II).d, Woods/ICS A31(ab2.4), Langworth p.105.

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

Churchill, Winston S.. THE WORLD CRISIS 1915. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923.

Price: US$75.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 1st edition, 1st printing. This volume (2) only of the series. A Very Good copy. 8vo., xiv, 557 pp., illustrated with 7 maps and a facsimile order (some folding). Black cloth with the title on the spine in gilt and the front board in blind. Lacking the dust jacket. Fore-edge of text block a bit soiled/tanned. A Very Good copy. *** 1st printing of Churchill's monumental history of the Great War. ***

Seller: Frey Fine Books, Rougemont, NC, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis - 1915. Thornton Butterworth, Ltd, London, 1923.

Price: US$77.88 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Navy cloth blocked blind on cover, blind and gilt on spine; two stars gilt on spine. 557 pages (+3). First Edition, first printing (October 1923). Cover is rubbed on corners and edges. Back inside hinge is detached. Front inside hinge is cracked. 2 Bookplates on the inside front cover. Otherwise, inside pages are in very good condition, clean and tight. Photos available upon request.

Seller: Louis Caron, Boucherville, QC, Canada

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. World Crisis, 1911-1914. 2nd pr.. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923,, 1923.

Price: US$77.88 + shipping

Description: CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Crisis, 1911-1914 . London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, (April 1923). Second UK Printing. Pp. (8),[1]-536, + 6 maps(5 of which are folding) and 2 facsimile leaves. 8vo, navy blue cloth, pressed titles to front, gilt titles to spine. Recounts Churchill's time spentas the First Lord of the Admiralty in the lead-up to the Great War. Contents: 1. The Vials of Wrath; 2. Milestones to Armageddon; 3. The Crisis of Agadir; 4. Admirals All; 5. The German Navy Law; 6. The Romance of Design; 7.The North Sea Front; 8. Ireland and the European Balance; 9. The Crisis; 10. The Mobilization of the Navy; 11. War: The Passage of the Army; 12. The Battle in France; 13. On the Oceans; 14. In the Narrow Seas; 15. Antwerp; 16. The Channel Ports; 17. The Grand Fleet and the Submarine Alarm; 18. Coronel and the Falklands; 19. With Fisher at the Admiralty; 20. The Bombardmentof Scarborough and Hartlepool; 21. Turkey and the Balkans. Some wear to outer hinges with light bumping to spine ends, else vg. 100.00

Seller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.), Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Winston S. CHURCHILL. The World Crisis 1911-1914. [Third Impression].. Thornton Butterworth, [1923], 1923.

Price: US$80.44 + shipping

Description: Roy. 8vo., Third Impression, with 6 maps on India paper (5 folding; 4 in red and black) and 2 facsimiles (one in red and black), fore-edges lightly spotted as often; original navy blue cloth, upper board lettered in blind, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. Scarce in anything like this condition. Cohen A69.2(i).b; Langworth, p.105; Woods, A31(a) (all recording the first edition).

Seller: Island Books, Thakeham, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Winston S churchill. The World Crisis 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$87.82 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: No DJ. Boards are bumped to edges and have light dirty marks. Front hinge is loose. Contents are clean and reasonably bright.

Seller: BoundlessBookstore, Wallingford, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S. The world crisis, 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$94.78 + shipping

Description: 1st edition, 1st printing; bound in black cloth, with gilt lettering on spine, & impresses title on front board. Front free end paper & page fore-edge a little browned; forge-edge foxed; spine slightly worn at head & foot, with small tears in cloth at bottom corner of back board Used - Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket)

Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston. The World Crisis 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923.

Price: US$95.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 536ps six maps (3 of them are foldouts), plus two illustrations. Dark Blue Cloth. embossed lettering n the front panel, gilt lettering on spine. Except for a 3/8" nick on the spine, a well preservied, tight copy. The first part of Churchill's "The World's Crisis" covers the years 1911-1914 and includes Ireland and the European balance, the mobilization of the Navy, the invasion of France, and Turkey and the Balkans. Size: Thick Octavo

Seller: The Chatham Bookseller, Madison, NJ, U.S.A.

Churchill Winston S.. The World Crisis 1911-1914. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923.

Price: US$100.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: 536 pp, first four pages lightly foxed, Second edition April 1923 of first also April 1923. Six foldout maps

Seller: footnotes, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis 1915. Thornton Butterworth Ltd, London, 1923.

Price: US$100.55 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: First Edition, First Printing. Rubbed and lightly bumped to extremities, lightly wrinkled. Ex-Library sticker to rear pastedown, front gutter cracked, light foxing to closed edges and front endpapers, else a sound copy, pp clear and bright. Size: 8vo 0.0

Seller: Bookcase, Carlisle, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S. The world crisis, 1915. Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$101.55 + shipping

Description: 1st edition, 1st printing. The 2nd volume in the series. In black cloth, with gilt title on spine & impressed stamp on front board. Some foxing, mainly on fore-edge; binding tight; wear at head & foot of spine & bottom edge of boards Used - Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket)

Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston Sir (1874-1965). The world crisis : 1911-1914 / by Winston S. Churchill. London : Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$110.69 + shipping

Description: Good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Previous owner's book plate. Physical description; 536 p., [8] p. of plates : maps, facsims. ; 25 cm. Notes; Includes index. Subject; World War, 1914-1918. 1 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd., Galway, Ireland

Churchill, Winston Sir (1874-1965). The world crisis : 1911-1914 / by Winston S. Churchill. London : Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$123.00 + shipping

Description: Good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Previous owner's book plate. Physical description; 536 p., [8] p. of plates : maps, facsims. ; 25 cm. Notes; Includes index. Subject; World War, 1914-1918. 1 Kg.

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

Winston S. Churchill.. The World Crisis, 1911-1914.. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923, 1923.

Price: US$139.43 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First edition, first printing. Hardback. Slight wear to cloth, inner front hinge slightly loose, otherwise very good. No dust jacket.

Seller: Robin Summers, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom

The Rt Hon Winston Spencer Churchill. The World Crisis 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1923.

Price: US$147.47 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: First Edition. The dust jacket is missing, the boards are worn with bumping to the spine ends and corners. The pages are secure to the binding, the edges have tanning and foxing. All maps and illustrations are present and in good condition, NB, The map of Coronel and the Falklands is at page 416 and not 432. This book is from our pre ISBN stock and could therefore be over 50 years old. It will have a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects to page edges, binding and boards. Dust jacket is absent unless otherwise stated Major signs of wear and tear. Very well read. Reading copy only. May not be for the collector or suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE

Seller: Ceredigion Book Shop, Nr Lampeter, CERED, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$150.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description:

Seller: Longfellows Books, Portland, OR, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. THE WORLD CRISIS 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$174.28 + shipping

Description: Errata slip present bound into the contents pages [1st edition, 1st impression 2nd state]. 536pp. 6 maps, 2 facsimiles. Orig. dark navy blue cloth, gilt lettered to the spine. No fading but some foxing as often to the edges. A nice copy. Neat owners ink inscription 'F.G. Thomson July 1923'. PLEASE EMAIL FOR PHOTOs.The first volume of the original three volume set pub. in four. Size: large 8vo

Seller: Thomas Rare Books, Yaxley, SUFFOLK, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis 1911-1914. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1923, 1923.

Price: US$175.00 + shipping

Description: First Edition. Very good+ in navy blue cloth with gilt spine. Front hinge slightly loose. Interior is very nice, clean and bright text, with light tanning to only the endpapers. With Errata. 536pp.

Seller: Johanson Rare Books ABAA, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis, 1911 -1918, Volume 2, 1915. Thornton Butterworth, 1923.

Price: US$194.39 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: The December 1923 second ed. of the October 1923 1st edition, which includes for the first time, the six-page fourth appendix on Fisher's resignation. A VG well-used copy in the clean but worn original cloth with bumped corners. Inside, tight & trim, no previous owner inscriptions, no foxing. Not ex-lib. The fold out maps & charts are in crisp, sharp shape. The book (famously dedicated to 'all who tried') contains Churchill's defiant justification for the heroic failure at Gallipoli. Falls awards the maximum three stars.

Seller: The Great War Bookshop, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$200.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing of the first volume of the Churchill's monumental history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. This volume covers the first four years Churchill spent as First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as the beginning of the war. 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. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning. This is a very good overall copy of the first volume, suitable for populating a British first edition set. The blue cloth binding remains square and tight with nicely rounded spine, bright gilt, and respectable shelf presentation. The blue cloth shows slight overall dulling and scuffing and minor wear to extremities. The contents show almost none of the spotting endemic to the edition, with just a few spots noted to a blank endsheet and the page edges. The sole inked previous owner name on the first free endpaper is dated "London - May, 1923" which is the month following publication. There is a tiny London bookseller sticker affixed to the lower front pastedown. Apart from some age-toning and transfer browning of the endpapers from the pastedown glue, the only internal flaw we note is a small moisture stain in the lower rear pastedown gutter. The errata slip at page 1 confirms second state of the first printing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).b, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$220.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing of the first volume of the Churchill's monumental history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. This volume covers the first four years Churchill spent as First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as the beginning of the war. 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. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent part of his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning. This British first edition, first printing of the first volume is in very good condition, suitable for bookending a collector-worthy first printing set. The binding shows only light wear to spine ends and corners, with little of the typical scuffing to the boards. Color remains strong and spine presentation quite respectable, with bright gilt. Spotting is light for the edition, primarily confined to prelims and page edges. The sole previous ownership mark is a tiny London bookseller’s sticker affixed to the lower front pastedown. The errata slip at page 1 confirms second state of the first printing. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).b, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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

Churchill Winston s. The World Crisis. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923.

Price: US$268.13 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: in 4 volumes covering 1911-1918

Seller: orlando bridgman lawbookseller, southampton, United Kingdom

Winston S. CHURCHILL. The World Crisis 1911-1914. [First Edition. First Impression. Second State]. BRIGHT CLEAN COPY OF SECOND STATE. Thornton Butterworth, [1923], 1923.

Price: US$300.30 + shipping

Description: Roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with 6 maps on India paper (5 folding; 4 in red and black) and 2 facsimiles (one in red and black), fore-edges lightly spotted as often, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original navy blue cloth, upper board lettered in blind, gilt back, upper board lightly age-marked else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the errata slip (denoting second state) tipped onto p.1. SCARCE IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS CONDITION. Cohen A69.2(i).b; Langworth, p.105; Woods, A31(a).

Seller: Island Books, Thakeham, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Churchill Rt Hon Winston S. The World Crisis (4 volumes). Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$400.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 8vo. Approx. 536 pp. to each volume, 4 volume set. Only Vols 3 and 4 are first edition, first impression. Vol. 1 is a second edition, second imprint; Vol 2 is a second ed., first imprint. Corners and spine ends bumped and worn. Former owners bookplate to fpd of volume 1. Pencil erased to fpd. Off-setting to end pages of all four volumes. Rubbing to covers. Wear to corners and spine ends of covers. Volume 3, parts one and two are slightly rolled. Light foxing to fore-edge of volume 2. Very slight foxing to feps and title page of volume 2. Volume 4 with errata slip. Pages are very nice and clean, fold-out maps are fresh. Binding tight. Volume 1- 1911-1914, Volume 2- 1915, and Volume 3- 1916-1918. Volume 3 is in 2 parts.

Seller: Cellar Stories Bookstore, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

Sir Winston Churchill. The World Crisis. Butterworth, London, 1923.

Price: US$600.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. This is a full British first edition, first printing set of Winston Churchill’s history of the First World War. in five volumes lacking the final volume on the Eastern Front. Churchill played a critical, controversial, and varied role in the First World War and his remarkable experience underpins his epic, six-volume history of the conflict, published between 1923 and 1931. With its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page, many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the American. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear Size: Royal 8vl

Seller: Hirschfeld Galleries, Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston.. The World Crisis.. , 1923.

Price: US$667.64 + shipping

Description: Thornton Butterworth Ltd. 1923-31. 8vo., 6 vols; original dark blue cloth; with maps, plans and illustrations. A very good set. Mixed early editions.

Seller: Henry Sotheran Ltd, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$750.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, fourth printing of the first volume of the Churchill's monumental history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. This volume covers the first four years Churchill spent as First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as the beginning of the war. This fourth printing was issued in the same year (seven months later) as the first printing and is nearly identical. The binding is distinguished only by the presence of a gilt star on the spine denoting the volume number. The only substantial difference in content is title page verso notation notation of preceding printings. The dust jacket is printed on identical paper with identical spine, front face, and front flap print, differing only in rear face and rear flap print. Condition is excellent, near fine in a dust jacket that approaches near fine. The navy binding is simply magnificent – square, tight, and improbably bright and clean with sharp corners, vivid spine gilt, and no appreciable wear or scuffing. The contents remain bright and crisp; the book feels unread. Only spotting prevents our grading this copy as "fine", relatively heavy to the page edges, but within substantially confined to the first and final few leaves with only occasional small intrusions into blank inner margins. A single previous owner name is written in pencil on the front free endpaper recto. The endpapers show differential toning corresponding to the dust jacket flaps, confirming that this copy has spent life jacketed. The dust jacket is strikingly well-preserved, complete with no loss. We note only minor wear and a few minimal closed tears to extremities. The faces and flaps are remarkably bright, retaining the original distinctively greenish hue. The impressive shelf presentation of the jacket spine is not significantly affected by mild, uniform toning. Some light staining is confined to the rear face. The dust jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. This fourth printing is erroneously designated the "third edition" on the title page verso. Churchill’s bibliographer Ronald I. Cohen [A69.2(1).f] correctly designates this as first edition, fourth printing, following the second and third printings and without sufficient changes in content or appearance to constitute a new edition. Published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931, The World Crisis spans the 1911-1918 war years, with two supplemental volumes covering the postwar years 1918-1928 (The Aftermath) and the Eastern theatre (The Eastern Front). Of The World Crisis, Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease " 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 six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning. This copy is an exception. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).f, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105

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

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1915. Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., London, 1923.

Price: US$850.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, fourth printing of the first volume 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". In this volume Churchill provides his perspective on the disastrous Dardanelles offensive. This fourth printing of December 1923, was published less than two months after the first printing. Of note to collectors, the dust jacket for this fourth printing is identical to that of the first printing, as is the blue cloth binding. Though the U.S. first edition of The World Crisis preceded the British, many consider the British edition aesthetically superior, with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the original dust jackets are quite scarce and the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning. Condition of this copy is very good in a very good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is beautifully clean, bright, and tight with vivid spine gilt and only minor corner bumps and light wear to extremities. The contents show no previous ownership marks and differential toning to the endpapers corresponds to the dust jacket flaps, confirming that this copy has spent life jacketed. Spotting is primarily confined to the first (through p.17) and final leaves and page edges, with occasional intrusions into the blank inner margins of the text. The dust jacket shows minor loss at the spine ends to a maximum depth of .375 inch at the head, moderate toning and scuffing to the spine, and a two inch ink squiggle on the rear panel. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Published between 1923 and 1931, The World Crisis spans the 1911-1918 war years, with two supplemental volumes covering the postwar years 1918-1928 (The Aftermath) and the Eastern theatre (The Eastern Front). 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 six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(II).d, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1915. Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., London, 1923.

Price: US$950.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, third printing of the first volume 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". In this volume Churchill provides his perspective on the disastrous Dardanelles offensive. This third printing of November 1923, was published just a month after the first and second printings. Of note to collectors, the dust jacket for this third printing is identical to that of the first printing. Though the U.S. first edition of The World Crisis preceded the British, many consider the British edition aesthetically superior, with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the original dust jackets are quite scarce and the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning. Condition of this copy is very good in a very good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is beautifully clean and tight with only light wear to extremities, appreciably marred only by a mild outward warp to the covers. The contents show no previous ownership marks and differential toning to the endpapers corresponds to the dust jacket flaps, confirming that this copy has spent life jacketed. Spotting is primarily confined to the first and final leaves and page edges, with only occasional intrusions into the blank inner margins of the text. The dust jacket shows light wear to extremities, with only very shallow loss to the spine ends. The spine is moderately soiled and toned, with lesser soiling to the rear panel. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Published between 1923 and 1931, The World Crisis spans the 1911-1918 war years, with two supplemental volumes covering the postwar years 1918-1928 (The Aftermath) and the Eastern theatre (The Eastern Front). 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 six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(II).c, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$950.00 + shipping

Description: This is a full British first edition, first printing set of Winston Churchill’s history of the First World War. Churchill played a critical, controversial, and varied role in the First World War and his remarkable experience underpins his epic, six-volume history of the conflict, published between 1923 and 1931. With its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page, many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the American. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning. Full, six-volume British first edition sets are increasingly challenging to assemble. Complicating such efforts for collectors, the final volume, The Eastern Front, was produced in smaller numbers, making it challenging to fill complete sets. The six volumes of this first printing set vary from good minus to very good condition, all volumes sound and complete, but showing age, wear, and endemic flaws. All six volumes have the same initials inked on the center of the front free endpaper recto. The volume also has the ostensibly preceding name of "T.R. Eastwood". Laid into the first volume we found a printed "With Compliments" slip from Hatchards. Hatchards of London is reportedly the United Kingdom’s oldest bookseller, in operation since 1797. The compliments slip is emended with a note dated "June 77" and a contemporary valuation. All six navy cloth bindings are sound, though with moderate scuffing and wear to hinges and extremities. The binding of The Aftermath proved prone to unsightly blistering of the cloth; this copy is no exception, with blistering prominent to the hinges and spine. The Eastern front is worn, but complete, with all illustrations, maps, and diagrams intact, including the color, folding map at p.368. Spotting within the set is substantially confined to the page edges, which also show age-toning. Churchill was in a special position to write the history of the First World War, which nearly cost him both his political career and his corporeal life. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the Dardanelles disaster, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent political exile as a lieutenant colonel of a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, foreshadowing the political isolation and restoration he would experience nearly two decades later leading up to the Second World War. Despite Churchill's political recovery, the stigma of the Dardanelles would linger. Hence Churchill had more than just literary and financial compulsion to write his history. Churchill titled his history The World Crisis, which was originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931. Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I).b, A69.2(II).a, A69.2(III-1&2).a, A69.2(IV).b, A69.2(V).a; Woods/ICS A31(ab); Langworth p.105

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

Winston S.Churchill. The World Crisis:Complete in Six Volumes. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$971.96 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:Volume 1 1911-1914 Second Edition Published April 1923:A Very Good copy, bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners bumped and rubbed, page edges gently toned, previous owners name on FFEP, some very gentle toning to end papers, some small marks to boards internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 2 1915 First Edition published October 1923:A Good/Very Good copy, bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners gently bumped and rubbed, page edges gently toned, previous owners name on FFEP, some very gentle toning to end papers, some small marks to boards, spine gently creased, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 3 1916-1918 Part I First Edition Published 1927:A Very Good copy, gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, page edges very gently toned, some very gentle toning to end papers, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 4 1916-1918 Part II First Edition Published 1927:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, page edges very gently toned, some very gently toning to end papers, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 5 The Aftermath First Edition Published March 1929:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, page edges very gently toned, some very gentle toning to end papers, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 6 The Eastern Front Second Impression Published November 1931:A Very Good copy, very gently bumped and rubbed top and bottom of the spine, corners gently rubbed, page edges gently toned, some gentle toning to end papers, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Overall a Very Good 6 Volume Complete set.

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

Churchill Winston S.. The World Crisis. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$1139.55 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Complete in 6 volumes, all first editions, with 47 maps/charts, many folding. Bound in original publishers blue cloth, with gilt title lettering. Cloth lightly rubbed, some very minor wear, occasional minor stain mark, a few small nicks, outer page edges tanned. Generally bindings in very good condition. Internally, one volume has a gift inscription in ink on free endpaper, dated 1931, tanning to some endpapers, pages and maps in good clean condition throughout. A nice set, all first edition's in very good condition. Size: 8vo

Seller: George Jeffery Books, HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis, set of (5 British first editions, first printings) (Fine Bindings). Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$1200.00 + shipping

Description: [Fine bindings] 5 volume set. First English Editions, printed by Thornton Butterworth. Finely bound in 3/4 gilt-ruled morocco by Atelier Bindery. Top edges gilt. Contents: Vol. I, 536 p., 1923; Vol. II, 557., 1923; Vol. III, 1916-1918, part I, 286 + appendix, 1927; Vol. III, 1916-1918, part II. 589 p., 1927; Vol. IV The Aftermath, 474 p., 1929. Illustrated with photos, maps and charts. Langworth ICS A31ab. Cohen A65.2. Engraved book plate of John Robinson Hart. {Important note: Lacking the later printed 6th volume, The Eastern Front from 1931.} This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

Seller: Sequitur Books, Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis, full set of 6 British first edition, first printings. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$1200.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Here is a full British first edition set of Winston Churchill's The World Crisis published between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer 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. He served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915. After the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. This is a respectable full set of British first edition, first printings. Condition varies from very good to good minus. All six bindings remain square with the original bindings intact. Wear varies from very light for the 1911-1914 and two 1916-1918 volumes to moderate for The Eastern Front, and heavier for 1915 and The Aftermath. The 1915 volume suffers more scuffing and dulling than the other five volumes. The Aftermath suffers from some wrinkling of the spine cloth and from a considerable case of the blistering of the cloth endemic to this edition in general and this volume in particular. The contents of all six volumes are much better than average, with only light spotting that appears confined to page edges and the prelims of The Eastern Front. The Eastern Front is nonetheless a very nice copy of the elusive first printing with all maps and illustrations present, including the 8 photograph portraits and the notoriously fragile folding color map at page 368. The decorative bookplate of Arthur D. Fanshawe is affixed to the front pastedown of the 1911-1914 volume. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Dalrymple Fanshawe GCB GCVO (2 April 1847 – 21 January 1936) joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1860. He went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station in 1902, President of the Royal Naval College at Greenwich in 1906 and Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth in 1908. There is a single previous owner's name inked to the ffeps of 1916-1918 Part I and The Aftermath and two names (dated 1932 and 1941 respectively) inked to the front pastedown of The Eastern Front. Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I-VI), Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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

Churchill, The Rt. Hon. Winston S.. The World Crisis: Six Volumes. Thornton Butterworth Ltd., London, 1923.

Price: US$1250.25 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Six volumes (Uniform Set). The World Crisis: 1911-191, 536 pp., April 1923; 1915: 537 pp, Oct. 1923; 1916-1918, Part I, 291 pp.,1927.; 1916-1918, Part II, ix, 293-589,1927; The Aftermath, 474 pp.Mar.,1929.; The Eastern Front, 368 pp.,1931 Gilt titles: sp. Frontis (some). Illust. w/ colour & b/w fold-in maps, maps, facsimile docs., portraits & diagrams (listed). Bound in three-quarter red leather & cloth bds. Five raised bands on sp. T.e.g. Interior leaves are clean and tight. Includes appendices & indexes. All maps, plans and plates are present Winston Churchill's view of The Great War writ fine.

Seller: Brillig's Books, Kingston, NY, U.S.A.

Winston S Churchill. The World Crisis, full set of 6 British first edition [Vol. I: 1911-1914; vol. II: 1915; vol. III–IV: 1916–1918; vol. V: The Aftermath; vol. VI: The Eastern Front). Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923.

Price: US$1275.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Six Books (1923-1931) are tight with especially Bright gilting, & clean/unmarked text with maps/foldouts present & errata-slip, prior owner's name on 4 volumes ffep & some bumping/edgeware plus foxing to a couple ffep, barely opened & very nice books ! Contained in contemporary Custom made cloth slipcase with Churchill Arms.

Seller: PARKER-FOX LLC Books, Lagrange Park, IL, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston. The World Crisis 1911-1914 6 Volumes. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923.

Price: US$1608.77 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 5 volumes in 6. All first edition/first printing except vol 2 - second impression in same month as first. Covers have some light wear and tear and stains, edges bumped and worn. Binding taut and stable, PP very clean and tidy. Free from previous owner marks. A good set, scarce. Size: 8vo 0.0

Seller: Bookcase, Carlisle, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The World Crisis. 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 parts I and II; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front. [with] The World Crisis by Winston Churchill. A Criticism. London: Thornton Butterworth [and] Hutchinson & Co. (1923-31) [and 1928]., 1923.

Price: US$1901.03 + shipping

Description: First edition, first issue. Seven volumes. 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt lettered to spines, the "Criticism" with dust jacket. Frontispiece plus 48 maps, diagrams and tables and 10 plates plus 3 folding sketch maps, another 2 full page and 14 diagrams (some two or more to a page). Minor wear to the head of volume I, slight fading to spine of volume IV, the uncommon jacket of the final volume with chips to the upper panel and large losses to the spine and lower panel, a very good set. Churchill's chronicle of the First World War, supplied with the additional volume refuting his analysis of the period 1916-18 contained in volumes three and four of the main work, composed by Colonel The Lord Sydenham of Combe, Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon, General Sir Frederick Maurice, General Sir W.D. Bird and Sir Charles Oman and published the year after those particular volumes were first issued.

Seller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB), Lewes, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The World Crisis. [1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 Part I; 1916-1918 Part II; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front.]. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1923-31, 1923.

Price: US$2480.19 + shipping

Description: 5 works in 6 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front covers lettered in blind. Contemporary ownership signatures to front pastedown and front free endpaper of vol. I, contemporary gift inscription to half-title of vol. II with book club ticket to rear pastedown of same volume. Some foxing and toning to edges and contents, yet still a very good set, cloth bright. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). First editions, first impressions. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy. John Buchan considered these volumes "the best thing anyone has done in contemporary history since Clarendon" (Cohen A69). "Although parts of The World Crisis were highly autobiographical, drawing on documents from Churchill's private papers, the book as a whole was a stupendous narrative of the war in Europe featuring masterly set-piece accounts of major battles. Dictated to secretaries as he strode up and down the room, it exhibited his passionate interest in war and his romantic conception of the 'true glory' of the troops who perished on the Somme" (ODNB). In this set, vol. I is third state and vol. IV is second state, with no priority of issue. Cohen A69.2(I).c; A69.2(II).a; A69.2(III-1 & 2).a; A69.2(IV).b; A69.2(V).a.

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The World Crisis: 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 Part I; 1916-1918 Part II; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front.. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1923-31, 1923.

Price: US$2681.28 + shipping

Description: 5 works in 6 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt and front covers blind. Pencil ownership inscriptions partially erased from front endpapers of several volumes. Spines slightly bumped, a few light marks to covers but overall bright, small stamp to bottom edge of one volume, mild foxing to edges and contents. A very good set. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). First editions, first impressions. The first volume in third state, with the errata slip at p. 9, and the fifth volume is in the first state, without the errata slip. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy. John Buchan considered these volumes "the best thing anyone has done in contemporary history since Clarendon" (Cohen A69). "Although parts of The World Crisis were highly autobiographical, drawing on documents from Churchill's private papers, the book as a whole was a stupendous narrative of the war in Europe featuring masterly set-piece accounts of major battles. Dictated to secretaries as he strode up and down the room, it exhibited his passionate interest in war and his romantic conception of the 'true glory' of the troops who perished on the Somme" (ODNB). The publisher's publicity slip is laid in. Cohen A69; Woods A31(a).

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston.. The World Crisis 1911 - 1918. Six Volume set, all first editions.. Thornton Butterworth Ltd., London., 1923.

Price: US$2681.28 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Volume one is a first edition, 1923, volume two is a first edition 1923, volume three is a first edition, 1927, volume four is a first edition, 1927, volume five is a first edition, 1929, & volume six is a first edition, 1931. All are complete with maps, plans & plates. Some foxing in places ( mostly to the edges of pages). Some light marking and rubbing to cloth. Top & bottom of spines lightly bumped, generally a very good bright set in original cloth. Scarce with all volumes as first editions.

Seller: Gresham Books, Ilminster, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, a beautiful set with noteworthy provenance. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$4000.00 + shipping

Description: This is a spectacular full British first edition, first printing six-volume set with noteworthy provenance. Published between 1923 and 1931, The World Crisis is Winston Churchill's epic history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. 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. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Both condition and provenance of this set are of note. This set is inscribed on the volume I half title: To | Col. Carey Evans | from | Her Excellency | June 26. 1923." Sir Thomas John Carey Evans, MC, FRCS, IMS (1884-1947) was a career medical officer who served with distinction during the First World War with the Indian Army at Gallipoli, in Egypt, and in Mesopotamia, being twice mentioned in the despatches, awarded the Military Cross, and created a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur. It was also during the First World War in 1917 that Evans married Olwen Elizabeth, elder daughter of David Lloyd-George. When this first volume of The World Crisis was inscribed to Carey Evans in 1923, he was serving in India as personal physician to the Viceroy. The inscription to Carey Evans is that of Alice Edith Isaacs nee Cohen, Marchioness of Reading, GBE, CI (1866-1930). Lady Reading owed her titular "Excellency" to her husband, Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, PC, KC (1860-1935). Lord Reading was Viceroy of India from 1921-1925. Carey Evans was knighted in 1924. A post-military medical career in London saw him become superintendent of the Hammersmith Hospital when the British Postgraduate Medical School was established there. He would end his career organizing the hospital under Second World War wartime and air-raid conditions. Many consider the British edition of The World Crisis aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. Unfortunately, the smooth navy cloth of the British first editions proved quite susceptible to wear, the contents prone to spotting and toning, and the final volume, The Eastern Front, was produced in smaller numbers, making it challenging to fill complete sets. This full first printing set is exceptional, each volume in near fine or better condition, most of them superior even to jacketed copies. All six volumes feel unread, with crisp, bright contents. We find no previous ownership marks other than the Volume I inscription. Spotting, endemic to the edition, appears confined to the page edges and prelims of the first two volumes. The blue cloth bindings remain unusually bright and fresh with vivid spine gilt and superlative shelf presentation. Trivial wear is evident only in minor wrinkling to spine ends and a few small corner bumps. The binding of The Aftermath proved prone to unsightly blistering of the cloth; here the trivial blistering is confined to a few spots at the fore edges. The Eastern Front is a particularly fine example, with a bright binding and pristine contents that show absolutely no spotting. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I).b, A69.2(II).a, A69.2(III-1&2).a, A69.2(IV).b, A69.2(V).a; Woods/ICS A31(ab); Langworth p.105

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

CHURCHILL, Winston. THE WORLD CRISIS 1911 - 1914. Thornton Butterworth Limited (1923), London, 1923.

Price: US$4375.00 + shipping

Description: The first of five volumes, published a few months after the first edition. SIGNED by the author on the front blank: "Winston S. Churchill/19 Mar. 1924." Slight spotting to the cloth. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper

Seller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB, Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL Winston. World Crisis. , 1923.

Price: US$6000.00 + shipping

Description: "CHURCHILL, Winston. The World Crisis. London: Thornton Butterworth, (1923-31). Six volumes. Octavo, original navy cloth. Housed together in a custom slipcase. $6000.First English editions of Churchill’s important history of World War I. "Not only the best account of the most tremendous convulsion the world has ever seen, but one of the most brilliant treatises on war that has ever been written" (Spectator).During WWI, Churchill served variously as the head of the British Navy, Minister for Munitions, and as a foot soldier in the trenches. The World Crisis offers his first-hand account of the British government's massive efforts to win the war, and depicts the political events that would serve as object lessons for Churchill when WWII broke out. Illustrated with numerous maps (many folding), charts, facsimiles, photographs, and a large folding colored map at rear of last volume. Preceded by the American editions, although "the English is more aesthetically desirable equipped with shoulder notes on each page which summarize the subject of that page It is more popular among collectors who wish to own only one edition" (Langworth, 108). Each volume was issued separately. With errata slips in Volumes III-V, but without errata slip in Volume I. Without scarce dust jackets. Cohen A69.2. Woods A31(a). Langworth, 105-108. Bookplates of British orthopedic surgeon W. Rowley Bristow, noted for his studies of injuries sustained by soldiers during both World Wars, in Volumes I-IV and VI. Bookseller ticket to Volume VI.Interiors fine; light scattered foxing to text block edges of Volume I. Light rubbing to spine ends. A fine set of this increasing scarce Churchill title."

Seller: Bauman Rare Books, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The World Crisis. 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 parts I and II; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front. London: Thornton Butterworth (1923-31)., 1923.

Price: US$8023.74 + shipping

Description: Volume I second edition (i.e. first edition, second impression), volumes II-VI first editions. Six volumes. 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt lettered to spines, bookplate of Churchill's aunt Leonie Leslie to front pastedown of the first volume, signed and dated (July 1923) by the author to the second free endpaper of the same, two different inscriptions to the endpapers of volumes IV and VI, the volumes housed in a set of three recent bespoke dark blue half morocco clamshell boxes, gilt lettered direct to spines. Numerous maps, charts and illustrations. Binding of Volume II slightly rubbed, a minor blemish to the spine of the third book box, a very good set. Lady Leonie Leslie was the sister of Winston Churchill's mother Jennie, later Lady Randolph Churchill. Whilst the volume is not inscribed to her, it is a nice family association nonetheless. Woods, A31(a). The "second edition" was published the same month as the first and is referred to as the second impression in later issues.

Seller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB), Lewes, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, with a pre-publication inscription to a close associate and friend in the third book. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$9000.00 + shipping

Description: This is a full set of six British first edition, first printings of Churchill's monumental history of the First World War, inscribed and dated in the third book by Churchill (two days before publication) to his "oldest friend" Jack Seely. Inked on the ffep of 1916-1918 Part I in four lines is "Jack Seely / from / Winston S. Churchill / 1.3.27". John Edward Bernard Seely (1868-1947), 1st Baron Mottistone CB, CMG, DSO, PC, TD, was Churchill's close friend, comrade in arms, and political ally for nearly half a century. His life and career remarkably parallel and entwine Churchill's, with a particularly strong bond during the First World War, both in politics and on the Front. As boys, Seely and Churchill both attended Harrow. Both earned distinction in the Boer War and parlayed war records into election to Parliament in the "Khaki election" of 1900. Churchill and Seely quickly became political allies and confidantes. Both left the Conservative party, becoming Liberals in 1904. Both joined the Liberal Government Cabinet in 1908. In 1911 Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty and in 1912 Seely became Secretary of State for War. Both were forced out of the Cabinet - Seely for the Curragh Incident in 1914 and Churchill for the Dardanelles in 1915 - and both subsequently chose to serve on the Front. While on active service in Europe, the two friends arranged to see one another often and continued to correspond throughout the war. In 1916, Churchill wrote to Seely "Good luck to you my dear - count on me if the moment comes when I am worth anything again." Churchill was the first to be politically rehabilitated, returning to the Cabinet as Minister of Munitions in 1917. Seely would write from Flanders "I am so glad, not only for your sake who at last have an outlet for energies and talents, but even more for all of us who want so badly just what you can give." While Seely continued to serve with gallant distinction, Churchill faithfully advocated for a Ministerial appointment for him. In 1918, after retiring from active military service, Seely campaigned for Churchill in Dundee. When Churchill became Secretary of State for Air and War in 1919, he brought in Seely as Under-Secretary for Air. Though Seely chafed at his failure to secure his own ministry and ultimately resigned in frustration, the friendship endured. Churchill wrote to Seely "I did whatever was in my power wh sincere & old friendship suggested to assist yr return from the military to the political arena. Had greater offices been in my sphere of influence, I wd have found one for you." In 1924, both Seely and Churchill rejoined the Conservative Party. In 1927, when this book was inscribed, Churchill was Chancellor of the Exchequer and Seely Chairman of the National Savings Commission (a post he held from 1926-1943). Two years later, Churchill wrote to Stanley Baldwin urging that Seely be given a peerage; Seely was created Baron Mottistone in 1933. The inscribed 1916-1918 Part I book is in near-fine condition. The binding is square, clean, and tight, with only very light shelf wear and minor wrinkling at the spine ends. The contents are bright and crisp. Spotting is mostly confined to the prelims and page edges, of course including the inscribed ffep. Nonetheless, the inscription is excellent, with no age-spreading or smudging of the ink. The remaining five volumes make this a very nice set indeed with superior spine presentation. The bindings are uniformly clean with bright gilt and only light shelf wear, mostly confined to extremities. The contents are uniformly clean and tight. Light spotting is confined to text block edges and the prelims of two volumes. The Eastern Front and The Aftermath both have a single neat previous owner name inked on the ffep. The 1911-1914 volume bears an inked inscription on the ffep dated 4 May 1923. We find no other ownership marks. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105

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

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, in dust jackets. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$12500.00 + shipping

Description: This is a full, six-volume British first edition, first printing six-volume set in the rare first printing dust jackets, an elusive prize thus. When this set was originally published between 1923 and 1931, booksellers often discarded the dust jackets when offering the books for sale. Even those which were not discarded often did not survive; the jackets for the two 1916-1918 volumes and the Eastern Front volume proved notoriously brittle. The mere fact that this set is jacketed commands attention; several other considerations make it particularly noteworthy. The 1911-1914 dust jacket is the first issue, with a blank rear panel that does not advertise subsequent volumes in the series. Also noteworthy, the 1916-1918 jackets and the Eastern Front jacket are all in one piece, with no detached flaps or hinge breaks. We know of no other complete, first printing jacketed sets on the world market thus. Overall condition of this set is near fine in very good dust jackets. All six bindings are square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt and only trivial blemishes. Spotting is modest for the edition, substantially confined to text block edges and prelims, with only occasional intrusions into blank inner margins. The sole previous ownership mark we find in the set is an inked name dated "May 1923" in Volume I. The contents of most of the volumes retain a crisp, unread feel. The dust jackets range from very good plus to very good minus. The exceptionally elusive Eastern Front dust jacket has spine head loss to a maximum depth of .75 inch, minor chipping to the top edges of the front and rear panels, and closed tears at the lower hinges. As is always the case, the pale green color is toned on the spine, though still visible on the panels and flaps. The Aftermath jacket suffers only fractional loss to the top edges. The 1916-1918 jackets are quite remarkable for the edition. The Part II jacket is nearly complete, with just fractional chipping to the spine head and corners and mild spine toning. The Part I jacket shows fractional chipping to the upper edges and corners with spine head loss that is one inch wide and a maximum of just over half an inch deep and some barely discernible moisture staining to the upper front panel adjacent to the spine. The 1915 jacket shows only fractional chipping to corners and hinge extremities, light overall soiling, and modest spine toning. The 1911-1914 jacket shows small losses at the spine head and corners, overall soiling, and spine toning, with a price reduction penciled faintly above the original price on the lower spine. The World Crisis is Winston Churchill's epic history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. The First World War saw Churchill serve both in the Cabinet and on the Front, nearly losing both his political and corporeal life in the process. 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 six-volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. This is as early as a collector can plausibly go for jacketed first edition works by Churchill. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).b, A69.2(II).a, A96.2(III-1&2).a, A69.2(IV).b, A69.2(V).a; Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105

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

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S.. World Crisis [First Edition]. London Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923.

Price: US$12500.00 + shipping

Description: Inscribed By Churchill CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S. The World Crisis. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923-1931. First edition, first impressions. Inscribed by Churchill in vol. 1, "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill/ Jan. 31, 1932." Five large octavo volumes bound in six. [2, blank], [6], 536; 557; 291, 293-589, [1, blank]; 474, [2, blank]; 368 pages. Illustrated with facsimiles, charts, and maps, many folding. Errata slips between page [vi] and 1 and page 338 and 339 in Volume I, page xviii and ix in Volume IV (Part II), and page 8 and 9 in Volume V. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in half red morocco over red cloth. Covers with a single gilt-rule border. Spines lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Lower corner of the half-title page of Volume IV (part II) expertly repaired. An excellent set of Churchill's classic account of the First World War and its aftermath. Woods A31(a). HBS 67592. $12,500

Seller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA, Tarzana, CA, U.S.A.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The World Crisis. 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front.. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1923-31, 1923.

Price: US$16758.02 + shipping

Description: 5 works in 6 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt and front covers blind. Spine ends and tips a little rubbed, faint tape residue to front free endpaper of vols. II and V, a few endpapers lightly toned, occasional mild foxing. A very good set in bright cloth. Illustrated throughout with maps and charts (many folding). First editions, first impressions; volumes III and V presentation copies from Churchill to Douglas McGarel Hogg, each inscribed on the blank before the half-title, respectively: "To Douglas McGarel Hogg, from Winston S Churchill 3. 3. 27", and "Douglas, from Winston S. C". Volume III inscribed on the day of publication, 3 March 1927; volume V a pre-publication copy, one of those "sent by Churchill to more than 80 friends and colleagues at least four or five days prior to the publication date" (Cohen I, p. 255). Volume V was published on 7 March and Hogg, then Lord Hailsham (created 1928), wrote to Churchill on 4 March: "My dear Winston, Ever so many thanks to you for sending me your book, and for writing my name in it. I do appreciate receiving it from you very much; I have been following the excerpts in 'The Times', but it is quite another thing to have the complete volume. I am very proud to know that I can claim you as a colleague and (I hope) a friend" (Gilbert, Volume V, Companion Part I, 1979, p. 1435). A fine provenance: Douglas McGarel Hogg, first Viscount Hailsham (1872-1950), lawyer and Conservative politician. Martin Gilbert notes that Hogg's brother, Ian, was a friend of Churchill's at Sandhurst and both men served in the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. Ian Hogg "died of wounds received in action in France on 2 September 1914" (Winston S. Churchill, Volume V, 1976, p. 22). Both Douglas Hogg's brothers-in-law also died on the western front, "one in action in 1915, the other of illness in 1918" (ibid.). Douglas Hogg had himself been a cavalryman and in 1900 served in the Boer War with the 19th (Berwick and Lothian) Yeomanry, where he was "wounded and decorated - useful experience and good standing for a future secretary of state for war" (ODNB). Later he held a succession of high offices of state (Attorney-General 1922-24 and 1924-28; Lord Chancellor 1928-29 and 1935-38; Acting Prime Minister August-September 1928; Secretary of State for War 1931-35). Churchill had a familial connection with Hogg's wife, Elizabeth Brown, through her first husband Archibald John Marjoribanks, whose brother was married to Churchill's aunt, Lady Fanny Spencer-Churchill (see Gilbert, Volume V, Companion Part I, 1979, p.486 note). Of this set the first volume is in the first state, without the general errata slip, and the incorrect map reference on p. 472; the fifth volume is in the first state, without the errata slip. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy. John Buchan considered these volumes "the best thing anyone has done in contemporary history since Clarendon" (Cohen A69). "Although parts of The World Crisis were highly autobiographical, drawing on documents from Churchill's private papers, the book as a whole was a stupendous narrative of the war in Europe featuring masterly set-piece accounts of major battles. Dictated to secretaries as he strode up and down the room, it exhibited his passionate interest in war and his romantic conception of the 'true glory' of the troops who perished on the Somme" (ODNB). Cohen A69.2(I).a; A69.2(II).a; A69.2(III-1 & 2).a; A69.2(IV).a; A69.2(V).a.

Seller: Peter Harrington. ABA member, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston.. The World Crisis 1911-1914; [with] tipped in letter by the Author.. London Thornton Butterworth -31, 1923.

Price: US$19350.00 + shipping

Description: First editions, six volumes, 8vo., illustrated throughout with portraits, maps and plans, some folding, black & white plates and maps including some folding, scattered pencil annotations and marginalia to volume 1 by Sir Frederick Whyte, a few notes shaved, author's signed presentation inscription to front flyleaf of volume 1, 'Inscribed for Frederick Whyte by Winston S. Churchill 1948' with related note by the recipient in pen and pencil beneath, a further ink note by Whyte giving instructions to binder at end of contents to volume 1., very occasional and random spotting, otherwise fine, modern blue crushed morocco gilt by Bayntun Riviere, all edges gilt, slight splaying of boards, otherwise near-fine; together with a typed letter initialled from Whyte to Churchill and a typed letter signed, from Churchill to Whyte in reply, both folded and preserved in an old envelope tipped on to front pastedown of volume 1, with Whyte's pen and pencil notes to rear flap. Presented in a custom-made slip-case. A unique set, not only signed by the Author to volume one but also retaining the original correspondence between Churchill and the recipient, as well as the latter's notes to the binder. Bound by one of the most prestigious binders in the country, Bayntun Riviere. Sir Alexander Frederick Whyte KCSI (1883-1970) was a British civil servant, Liberal Party politician, writer and journalist. While MP for Perth, Whyte served as parliamentary private secretary (1910-15) to Winston Churchill, who was Home Secretary (1910-11) and then First Lord of the Admiralty (1911-15). Whyte's letter is dated 24th September 1948 and refers to some notes he was belatedly sending him regarding the events of 29 July to 4 August 1914. Evidently, Whyte has used these notes and memories to annotate the relevant pages of volume 1 where he was personally involved and sent the notes on to Churchill. Whyte's letter states that these notes 'might be material for an authentic footnote throwing some light on the awkward predicament of Asquith's cabinet in the last days of peace in 1914'. Whyte also adds a request that if he were to send the first volume of Churchill's 'World Crisis' to him would he 'write on the fly-leaf a word or two about those days in which I was "pars minima" to your "maxima"?'. Churchill's reply, Chartwell, 8 October 1948, thanks Whyte for his note and for sending him copies of the records of 'our conversations and of events just before the outbreak of the 1914-18 war. It seems to strike some notes in my memory' and agreeing to inscribe the book for him.

Seller: Shapero Rare Books, London, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis, a remarkable set of British first editions with five dated inscriptions from Churchill to his Aunt and significant annotations by her son, Churchill's Cousin, concerning the Battle of Jutland. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$25000.00 + shipping

Description: This is an extraordinary inscribed and annotated British first edition set of Churchill's history of the First World War. Each of the five books (the 1916-1918 book was issued in two volumes) is inscribed and dated by Churchill to his Aunt Clara. Clarita "Clara" Jerome Frewen (1851-1935) was the eldest sister of Churchill's mother and wife of Moreton Frewen, the famously slipshod editor of Churchill's first book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force. Three inscriptions are dated pre-publication and all five are warmly personal, with Churchill using only his first name. The inscriptions alone would make the set a prize, but it is the second family association that makes the set a unique piece of history. The books passed to Clara's son and Churchill's first cousin, Captain Oswald Moreton Frewen (1887-1958). Oswald was a career naval officer who served under Churchill's leadership as First Lord of the Admiralty during both the First and Second World Wars. Oswald participated in every naval engagement in the North Sea during the First World War, after the war helped the Admiralty prepare the official history of the Battle of Jutland, and during the Second World War served as King's Harbour Master of Scapa Flow. THE ANNOTATIONS: Of note, according to the Frewen family, Oswald's own 1916 diary "is considered to be part of the United Kingdom's national archives because of his description of the Battle of Jutland," with a claim upon the volume made by the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth, England. Oswald's extensive annotations in this set appear throughout the two 1916-1918 volumes and run to thousands of words. These annotations are remarkably informed and informative, sharply critical, and compellingly interesting - to both collectors and scholars. Some of Oswald's criticism may be attributed to his partisan admiration of Admiral Jellicoe, some perhaps to jealousy toward a famous cousin. Nonetheless, Oswald's comments are not without some expressed admiration for his Cousin Winston's gifts - both literary and as a leader. And tempering the sharp criticism is the knowledge that Oswald actively sought - and received - his cousin Winston's inscriptions in books that Oswald read and annotated until Oswald's death in 1958. We have transcribed the entirety of Captain Frewen's annotations, producing a 22-page document which we will provide upon request. CONDITION: This set is in sound, unrestored condition, with the original bindings firm and intact - well short of fine but of course to be prized far more for provenance and content than for condition. Five volumes are first edition, first printing. Volume I, the 1911-1914 volume, is first edition, second printing (printed only three days after publication of the first printing). The blue cloth bindings are square and tight, but show some of the scuffing endemic to the smooth navy cloth and some wear to extremities. We note the following: slight outward warping to the 1915 volume boards; some minor fraying at the head of the 1915 volume spine; minor blistering of The Aftermath cloth (to which this particular volume was prone) on the upper front cover and lower right of the spine; minor discoloration spots to The Eastern Front front cover and a wrinkle (binding error rather than blistering) in the upper rear cover cloth. Spotting is substantially confined to the page edges and first and final leaves, the heaviest instance within the set observed on the inscribed page of the 1915 volume. We note no previous ownership marks beyond the author's inscriptions and Captain Frewen's annotations. The set is housed in a navy cloth slipcase with gilt print and decoration. PROVENANCE: This set has remained in the Frewen family until now, providing both sterling provenance and a unique opportunity for collectors. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).d, A69.2(II).a, A69.2(III-1).a, A69.2(III-2).a, A69.2(IV).a, A69.2(V).a.; Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105

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

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis, Six Volumes. Thornton Butter worth Limited, London, 1923.

Price: US$25000.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: First English edition. All First editions. First Published April, 1923 stated on copyright page of first volume, and then all other volumes have subsequent dates. Volume 3 is INSCRIBED by Churchill on a front free end paper to Kenneth Dewar, who was a prominent and controversial figure in the British navy as well as a top adviser to Churchill. From Wikipedia --Churchill wrote an anti-Jellicoe tract in his World Crisis, Volume III which in large measure shared Dewar's views on tactics and even some diagrams.[38] Although Dewar would later become a supporter of the Labour Party, after Churchill was passed over for a cabinet position in 1931 Dewar wrote to him on 16 November, "I am very sorry to see that you are not in the new Cabinet. I had hoped you would go to the Admiralty and do very necessary work for the Navy." Volume 4 is annotated by Dewar with some fascinating comments on Churchill's version of events in which he had personal knowledge. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923-1931. Original blue cloth. Original dust jackets. Books and dust jackets are all correct firsts. Books are all generally in very good condition with some wear and soiling, and some volumes have darkening on front free end papers. Dust jackets are in very good condition, some wear and tanning; vol. 4 is in fair condition with flaps detached from panels, pieces missing, spine from other dust jacket; vol. 6 has a closed tear on spine from top to almost bottom. Housed in custom-made slipcases.

Seller: Bookbid, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A.