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Churchill Winston S.. The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part I. Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1927.

Price: US$19.60 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: No jacket. Navy cloth covers. Large area of damp or soiling marks to rear cover. 292pp. Corners bumped. Light foxing to pages.

Seller: M and M Books, Barkway, HERTS, United Kingdom

Churchill Winston S.. The World Crisis 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$21.00 + shipping

Condition: Fair

Description: The boards are worn. the rear board has damp damage.one ownership inscription,some damp marks.well bound.[J.K]

Seller: Chapter 1, Johannesburg, GAU, South Africa

Winston S Churchill. The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part I. Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$23.66 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Scarce and collectible title, although this copy is a reading copy only. Boards are generally pretty worn and have some discolouring as well. Hinges are loose but not visibly cracked. Gift inscription to endpaper. Contents are clean and reasonably bright, although there is light toning to closed page block.

Seller: BoundlessBookstore, Wallingford, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S. The world crisis 1916-1918, part II. Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$25.83 + shipping

Description: 1st edition, 4th impression. In dark navy blue cloth, with blind-stamped title on front board & gilt lettering on spine. Volume 4 in the series. Free end papers & page fore-edge foxed; prelims & fore-edge foxed; some sidelining; slight wear at head & foot of spine Used - Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket)

Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Winston Churchill. The World Crisis 1916-1918. Part II. With maps and charts, all of which are present and correct.. Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$26.22 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: A very good hardback second impression without a dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt title lettering and 4 gilt stars to the spine. There is some minor spotting to the lower cover, and a previous owner has written their name in fountain pen (along with 'Goring 1935') at the top of the front free endpaper, but overall this is a very good hardback copy. Collated and complete.

Seller: T S Hill Books, Dorking, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S.. The world crisis 1916-18, part I. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1927.

Price: US$26.88 + shipping

Description: 1st edition, 4th impression. Ex school reference library - 2 stamps on front end paper, otherwise near VG. A little foxing; binding tight; spine a little bumped & worn at head & foot. All maps/chart present Used - Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket)

Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S. The world crisis 1916-1918, part I. Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$29.82 + shipping

Description: 1st edition, 4th impression. In blue/black cloth, with gilt lettering on spine & blind-stamp on front board. Owner's name on front free end paper; free end papers yellowed, with white streak from ancient crease on front free end paper; a little foxing, mainly on fore-edge & prelims; slight wear at head & foot of spine Used - Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket)

Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Churchill Winston S.. The World Crisis 1916-1918, Part II. Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1927.

Price: US$32.71 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: No jacket. Navy cloth covers. Some marks to covers. Foxing to page edges and a few pages. 1st edition.

Seller: M and M Books, Barkway, HERTS, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part I. Thornton Butterworth Ltd, London, 1927.

Price: US$35.40 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Third impression. Gilt titles to spine and blindstamped titles to upper cover on blue boards. Covers marked and a little scuffed.Spine ends are a little flattened. Tanning and spotting to page edges. Tanning and spotting to extremes and spasmodic foxing throughout text. Owner's name on front pastedown. Binding is firm. All pull-out maps present.

Seller: Somerset Books, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL,, The Rt. Hon. Winston S.. THE WORLD CRISIS 1916 - 1918. Part II.. London, Thornton Butterworth Limited 1927., 1927.

Price: US$44.50 + shipping

Description: 590pp. 8vo. Original blue buckram, black and white maps, including fold-outs. Offsetting to endpapers, a very good copy. First edition.

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

Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer [1874-1965]. The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part I. Published by Thornton Butterworth Limited., 15 Bedford Street, London First Edition . London 1927., 1927.

Price: US$45.89 + shipping

Description: First edition hard back binding in publisher's original deep navy blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6½''. Contains 292 printed pages of text with fold-out maps, charts and text maps throughout. Dust marking to the closed text block edges, spine ends and corners turned-in, corners soft and in Good condition, no dust wrapper. We currently hold in stock 90 other books by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A. CHURCHILL, Winston L. S.

Seller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member, Canterbury, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston (1874-1965). The world crisis. 1916-1918: Part 2 / Winston Churchill. London : Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$52.79 + 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; pp. 293-589. Subjects; World politics — 1900-1918. World War, 1914-1918. 1 Kg.

Seller: MW Books Ltd., Galway, Ireland

Churchill, Winston (1874-1965). The world crisis. 1916-1918: Part 2 / Winston Churchill. London : Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$53.55 + 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; pp. 293-589. Subjects; World politics — 1900-1918. World War, 1914-1918. 1 Kg.

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

Churchill, The Rt. Hon. Winston S.. The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part 1. Thornton Butterworth., 1927.

Price: US$54.02 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Thornton Butterworth, 1927. Cloth bound. Clean, bright and tight copy. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL.

Seller: HALCYON BOOKS, LONDON, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part II. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$55.00 + shipping

Description: This is a British first edition, third printing of the fourth 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". The events of the 1916-1918 volumes, of which this is Part II, include Churchill's time at the Front following his political exile and his subsequent return to the Cabinet. This third printing was issued March 1927, the same month as the first and second printings. The volume is bound in navy cloth identical to that of the first printing, though the volumes use thinner sheets than the first printing, making the volume narrower. Content is virtually identical, differing from the first printing only in removal of the erratum slip, correction of a footnote, and notation of the second and third printings on the copyright page. Condition of this copy is very good. The blue cloth binding is square and tight with vivid spine gilt. We note only trivial scuffing and minor wear to corners and spine ends. The contents are quite respectably clean for the edition, with minimal age-toning and light spotting that appears confined to the page edges. The excellent color of the binding may be attributable to the fact that this copy was long protected by the now-absent dust jacket; there is light differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the original dust jacket flaps. We note a minor dent to the lower fore edge slightly bruising blank inner margins from pages 459-502. The sole previous ownership mark is an illustrated bookplate affixed to the upper front pastedown. 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(III-2).c, 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 1916 - 1918 Part I. Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$55.00 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: The boards are a bit marked and edgeworn. Foxing. Soundly bound.

Seller: Chapter 1, Johannesburg, GAU, South Africa

Churchill, Winston. The World Crisis, 1916-1918, Part I. Thornton Butterworth London 1927, 1927.

Price: US$58.00 + shipping

Description: 2nd imp. orig. cloth Nice Copy 8vo. 286pp., maps, appendix, The third volume (of 5) of Churchill's monumental WWI history. Nice copy in bright royal blue cloth boards

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

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis, 1916 - 1918, Part I, [Volume 3]. Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$59.00 + shipping

Condition: Near Fine

Description: An April 1927 4th. impression of March 1927 1st ed. The book (dedicated to 'all who endured') contains Churchill's judgments on Verdun, the Somme and the Battle of Jutland, in 1916, and the intervention of the United States and the doomed Nivelle Offensive at Chemin des Dames, in 1917. A near Fine copy of Part 1 of the third volume of 'The World Crisis', in its six-volume first edition. The binding is tight & firm, the cloth to boards and spine is clean and fresh, the gilt to spine is bright. Minimal shelf-wear, nice corners, no foxing, no previous owner inscription. The 12 fold out maps & charts are in crisp shape. Falls awards the maximum three stars. Photos can be supplied

Seller: The Great War Bookshop, London, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S. The world crisis 1916-1918, part 1. Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$62.28 + shipping

Description: Free end papers yellowed; a few spots of foxing on fore-edge; head & foot of spine a little worn. Part 3 of the complete work Used - Very Good. VG hardback (no dust jacket)

Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

CHURCHILL, Winston S. The world crisis 1916-1918, part II. Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$65.55 + shipping

Description: 1st edition, 1st printing. Errata slip tipped-in. Free end papers yellowed; a few spots of foxing; light wear at head & foot of spine; gilt lettering bright. Part 4 of the complete work Used - Very Good. VG hardback (no dust jacket)

Seller: Cotswold Internet Books, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston. The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part 2. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1927.

Price: US$65.55 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Moderate rubbing to boards, light bumps to edges. F-fep and closed edges tanned and lightly foxed, library plate to rear p/d, PP clean and tidy Size: 8vo Thick 0.0

Seller: Bookcase, Carlisle, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part I. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$85.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Here is an unusual item - the Times Book Club issue of the British first edition, first printing of the third volume of Churchill's history of the First World War, The World Crisis. 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. Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, but after the failure in the Dardanelles he was scapegoated by his peers, betrayed by Asquith, and hounded by the Conservatives. Churchill would go from the Cabinet to the Front, serving 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. As noted by Richard Langworth (A Connoisseur's Guide, p.108), "all volumes were sold cheaply by the Times book Club. the TBC binding has larger stars and cruder lettering; copies usually contain sticker labels on rear pastedowns." For this volume, the differences are subtle. The blue cloth binding is of the same size and appearance as the trade issue, but with slightly duller cloth and slightly duller gilt, less neatly stamped on the spine. The only previous ownership mark is the telltale Times Book Club label affixed to the rear pastedown. Overall condition is very good minus. The blue cloth binding is tight, clean, and square, with little wear apart from a bit of fraying at the base of the spine. The contents show light spotting within, a bit heavier on the page edges. The contents appear otherwise tight and clean. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(III-1).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.108

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

CHURCHILL, The Rt. Hon. Winston S.. The World Crisis 1916-1918. Part I & Part II.. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited 1927, 1927.

Price: US$85.22 + shipping

Description: Second impression, March 1927. Two volumes. 8vo. pp. 292; ix, 293-589. Full-page maps and charts, some folding and further diagrams and maps in the text. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spines. Leaves slightly browned. Part I. Upper cover slightly rubbed, lower cover marked. Part II. Upper cover marked and slightly bubbled, lower cover rubbed.

Seller: Voewood Rare Books, Holt, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part I. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$150.00 + shipping

Description: This is the British first edition, first printing of the third volume of Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War. The events of the 1916-1918 volumes include Churchill's time at the Front and his return to the Cabinet. 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 first printing of the 1916-1918 Part I volume is in very good plus condition. The blue cloth binding is square and tight with sharp corners and vivid spine gilt. We note only modest overall scuffing and minor wear to extremities. The contents are bright with a crisp feel. We find no previous ownership marks. Spotting is primarily confined to the page edges, with only occasional and minor intrusions into the blank inner margins of the text. 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. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(III-1).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 1916-1918, Parts 1 & II. 2 Volumes. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1927.

Price: US$187.50 + shipping

Description: London: Thornton Butterworth. Very Good bright condition, light edgewear. 1927. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Nice copies of Churchill's classic account of the Great War. . Very Good bright condition, light edgewear

Seller: Abracadabra Books 25% Off!, Denver, CO, U.S.A.

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis 1916-1918. In two volumes.. Thornton Butterworth Limited 1927, London, 1927.

Price: US$196.65 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: 292; ix, 293-589 pp. Blue half morocco over blue cloth. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Spotting to cloth of both volumes. Spines uniformly faded. Armorial bookplate to verso of ffeps. Early ink inscription to blanks. Maps, charts. A VG pair. 8vo.

Seller: Stephen Foster - ABA, ILAB, & PBFA, London, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston. The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part One. Thornton Butterworth, London, 1927.

Price: US$196.65 + shipping

Condition: Good

Description: Boards have light wear, moderate rubbing and some light bumping to edges. flyleaf tanned, moderate dirty markings to closed edges, library plate to rear p/d. PP clean and tidy Size: 8vo Thick 0.0

Seller: Bookcase, Carlisle, United Kingdom

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part I. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, third printing of the third 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". The events of the 1916-1918 volumes, of which this is Part I, include Churchill's time at the Front following his political exile and his subsequent return to the Cabinet. This third printing was issued March 1927, the same month as the first and second printings. The dust jacket is nearly identical to that of the first printing, differing only in replacement of the six-line blurb at the center of each front face with five lines of review quotes from Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph. The volume is bound in navy cloth identical to that of the first printing, though the volumes use thinner sheets than the first printing, making the volume narrower. Content is virtually identical, differing from the first printing only in removal of the erratum slip, correction of a footnote, and notation of the second and third printings on the copyright page. Condition of this copy is very good plus in a very good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is beautifully square, clean, bright and tight with sharp corners, vivid spine gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents remain crisp and feel unread. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponds to the dust jacket flaps, confirming that this copy has spent life jacketed. Only spotting – heavy to the page edges and within primarily confined to the first and final leaves with occasional intrusions into the blank inner margins – prevents our grading this copy as "fine". The sole previous ownership mark is the tiny sticker of a Lewes bookseller affixed to the lower front pastedown. This third printing dust jacket is quite clean, with only light soiling and spine toning. A strip loss at the spine head to a maximum depth of .6 inch (1.5 cm) is the only appreciable loss, with only fractional chipping at the spine heel and corners. The dust jacket is protected with 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(III-1).c, 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 Vol.1: 1911-1914; Vol2: 1915; Vo3 9in Two parts) 1916-1918. Thornton Butterworth, 1927, 1927.

Price: US$250.00 + shipping

Description: Reprints. 3 vols in 4, very good indeed in the original blue cloth gilt, short split centre head spine vol.1, else a clean and tight set of the basic work. Vols 5 and 6, covering the Aftermath and the eastern Front, were published later.

Seller: Collectors Treasury, Johannesburg, South Africa

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part I. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$260.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, third printing of the third 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". The events of the 1916-1918 volumes, of which this is Part I, include Churchill's time at the Front following his political exile and his subsequent return to the Cabinet. This third printing was issued March 1927, the same month as the first and second printings. The dust jacket is nearly identical to that of the first printing, differing only in replacement of the six-line blurb at the center of each front face with five lines of review quotes from Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph. The volume is bound in navy cloth identical to that of the first printing, though the volumes use thinner sheets than the first printing, making the volume narrower. Content is virtually identical, differing from the first printing only in removal of the erratum slip, correction of a footnote, and notation of the second and third printings on the copyright page. Condition of this copy is near fine in a very good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is beautifully square, clean, bright and tight with sharp corners, vivid spine gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents remain crisp and feel unread. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponds to the dust jacket flaps, confirming that this copy has spent life jacketed. Light spotting appears confined to the page edges. An inked gift inscription on the front free endpaper is dated "1928". The dust jacket is respectably clean and substantially complete. We note modest spine toning and a 1.5 x .6 inch (3.8 x 1.5 cm) stain at center front hinge. A strip loss at the spine head to a maximum depth of .25 inch (.64 cm) is the only appreciable loss, with only fractional chipping at the spine heel and upper corners. The dust jacket is protected with 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(III-1).c, 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 1916-1918 (Two Volumes). Thornton Butterworth, 1927.

Price: US$325.00 + shipping

Condition: Fine

Description: Fine two volume set. 589 pages. Index. Five appendixes. Bound in a very handsome red half leather, with gilt lettering and a five band backstrip. TEG. Charts and Maps (fold outs). Part one first published March 1927 with three impressions in that month, and this the fourth published in April. Part two first published also in March 1927, this being the second impression the same month. This is a most handsome pair, unmarked, sound and square binding, and volume two fine and volume one with only the very top of the backstrip ever so slightly pulled and a few spots on the boards. Text block is immaculate. Photos available.

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

CHURCHILL, Winston S .. The World Crisis Five (5) volume set.. Thornton Butterworth ; - 1929, 1927.

Price: US$327.75 + shipping

Description: 8vos. Five hardbacks set. Vol 1 - '1911-1914' pub.1927. Third edition, third impression. 536pp. 8 b/w maps and illustration. Vol 2 - '1915' pub 1927. Second edition, second impression. 563pp. 9 maps and illustrations. Vol 3 - '1916-1918 Part I ' pub. 1927. First edition, first printing. 292pp. 22 maps, charts etc. Vol 4 - '1916-1918 Part II' pub. 1927. First edition, first printing. 293 - 589pp. 17 maps , charts etc. Vol 5 - 'The Aftermath' . pub. 1929. First edition, second impression. 474pp. 8 maps. All volumes have matching and unworn navy cloth boards, with gilt and impressed titles. Foxing to to fore-edges and endpapers, but internally clean. Bindings are all firm, with no inscriptions. A Very Good set.

Seller: M.D.Hawkes, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

Churchill, Winston S.. THE WORLD CRISIS 1916-1918, Parts I and II. Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., London, 1927.

Price: US$345.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: These 2 parts comprise Volumes 3 and 4 of the complete set. Part I; 292 pages. Part II; pages 293-589. Pages are in good, clean condition. Occasional foxing, especially on the few first and last pages. Top edges soiled. Fore-edges foxed. Endpapers yellowed. Both volumes include many maps and charts. Tipped-in errata sheet on page 52 and half title page of Part II. Blue cloth with gilt titles on the spines. Light wear on corners, head/tail of spine. Corners bumped. Light scuffing and staining on the covers. Bindings good and tight. VG-

Seller: Book Bazaar, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Churchill, Winston S.. The World Crisis (4 Vols). Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$395.00 + shipping

Condition: Very Good

Description: Vol. I: 1911-1914 536pp; Vol. II: 1915 563pp; Vol. III-IV: 1916-1918 589pp. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, and to upper boards in blind. Illustrated throughout with maps (two color) and charts (many folding). Previous owner bookplate inside front cover. Clean and overall crisp bright set in the original cloth.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part I. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$500.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, first printing of the third 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". The events of the 1916-1918 volumes, of which this is Part I, include Churchill's time at the Front following his political exile and his subsequent return to the Cabinet. 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. Particularly scarce in one piece are the 1916-1918 first printing dust jackets, which were printed on highly acidic paper highly prone to loss, toning, and splitting at hinges and flap folds. Condition of this first edition, first printing, 1916-1918 Part I copy is very good plus in a good-to-fair dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square and tight with sharp corners and vivid spine gilt. We note just a little incidental scuffing. The contents remain respectably bright with a crisp, unread feel. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms that this copy has spent life jacketed. Previous ownership marks appear confined to an inked name on the upper front pastedown and a small Birmingham bookseller sticker affixed to the lower rear pastedown. Spotting appears primarily confined to the prelims and page edges. The dust jacket suffers an irregular loss at the spine head to a maximum depth of 2.25 inches (5.7 cm), obscuring a significant part of the title, as well as fractional chipping elsewhere to the extremities. Nonetheless, the jacket remains in one piece, with no detachment at the hinges or flap folds as is commonly the case. The dust jacket is now protected beneath 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(III-1).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: 1911-1914. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$600.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, seventh 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". This volume covers the first four years Churchill spent as First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as the beginning of the war. Though the U.S. first edition 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. This copy is very good in a very good dust jacket. This first edition, seventh printing was published in December 1927. Of note, the dust jacket spine, front panel, and front flap are identical to that of the first printing. The rear panel contains advertisements for the 1915 and 1916-1918 volumes, while the rear flap has 'Press Notices' for The World Crisis. The blue cloth binding is bright and clean with vivid spine gilt. We note light wear to extremities and a slight forward lean. The contents remain respectably bright with no previous ownership marks. Differential toning of the endpapers corresponds to the dust jacket flaps, confirming that this copy has spent life jacketed. Modest spotting is primarily confined to the prelims and page edges. The dust jacket has quite decent shelf presence, with shallow chipping at the spine head, fractional loss to the corners and lower spine hinges, and mild spine toning. 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(I).i, 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 1916-1918. [Parts I and II, complete].. Thornton Butterworth, [1927], 1927.

Price: US$766.94 + shipping

Description: 2 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 2 folding facsimiles, 16 maps and charts (11 folding and a number coloured in outline), 2 folding tables and 18 maps and charts in the text, free endpapers moderately browned as usual, some light and scattered spotting; original navy blue cloth, upper boards blocked in blind, gilt backs, an unusually bright, clean, crisp copy. Complete with the errata slips at p.52 (part I) and at half-title (part II). This is volume three, parts of I and II of Churchill's masterly history of the Great War. As an account of the years 1916-1918 the two parts are complete in themselves. Very scarce in anything like this condition. Woods, A(31)a.

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

Winston S. Churchill. The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part II. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$1000.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, first printing of the fourth 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". The events of these 1916-1918 volumes, of which this is Part II, include Churchill's time at the Front following his political exile and his subsequent return to the Cabinet. 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. Particularly scarce in one piece are the 1916-1918 first printing dust jackets, which were printed on highly acidic paper highly prone to loss, toning, and splitting at hinges and flap folds. Condition of this first edition, first printing, 1916-1918 Part II copy is near fine first printing of 1916-1918, Part II in the correct, first printing dust jacket. The blue cloth binding remains unusually clean and free of scuffing, befitting a jacketed copy, with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and only trivial wear to corners and spine ends. We note a slight inward warp to the front cover. The contents remain crisp and bright with no previous ownership marks. The volume feels unread. Spotting is modest for the edition, primarily confined to the first and final leaves and the page edges. The first printing dust jacket shows shallow chipping to a maximum depth of .375 inch at the spine ends and edges. Shelf presentation is quite respectable, with an evenly-toned but otherwise clean dust jacket spine. A clean split all along the front hinge nearly disappears beneath the removable, archival quality clear dust jacket protector, as do partial splits at the flap folds. The dust jacket is protected beneath 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(III-2).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: 1916-1918, Part II. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$1150.00 + shipping

Description: This is a jacketed British first edition, first printing of the fourth 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". The events of the 1916-1918 volumes, of which this is Part II, include Churchill's time at the Front following his political exile and his subsequent return to the Cabinet. 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. Particularly scarce in one piece are the 1916-1918 first printing dust jackets, which were printed on highly acidic paper highly prone to loss, toning, and splitting at hinges and flap folds. Condition of this first edition, first printing, 1916-1918 Part II copy is near fine in a very good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is beautifully square and tight with sharp corners, vivid spine gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents remain respectably bright with a crisp, unread feel. We find no previous ownership marks. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms that this copy has spent life jacketed. Spotting appears almost entirely confined to the page edges. The dust jacket is surprisingly complete for a first printing example, with only minor chipping to extremities and some short closed tears. Most significantly, the jacket remains in one piece, with no detachment at the hinges or flap folds as is commonly the case. We note some spotting to the front panel. Shelf presentation is superior, with only minor loss to the spine head and only slight, uniform toning. The dust jacket is now protected beneath 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(III-2).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: 1916-1918, Parts I & II. Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927.

Price: US$2500.00 + shipping

Description: This is an impressively well preserved jacketed British first edition, first printing set of the third and fourth volumes 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 events of these 1916-1918 volumes include Churchill's time at the Front following his political exile and his subsequent return to the Cabinet. 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. Particularly scarce in one piece are these 1916-1918 first printing dust jackets, which were printed on highly acidic paper highly prone to loss, toning, and splitting at hinges and flap folds. Condition of this set is near fine in very good dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are simply superb. Square, immaculately clean, and beautifully bright with vivid spine gilt. We note only a trivial bump to the lower front corner of Part I. The contents are crisp and bright and feel unread. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms that this set has spent life jacketed. Spotting – modest for the edition and primarily confined to the page edges – is the only thing that prevents our grading these volumes as "fine". The sole previous ownership marking we find is the tiny sticker of the same Sydney, Australia bookseller affixed to each lower front pastedown. The Australian provenance – drier of course than that of England – might account for the better condition of the exceptionally fragile dust jackets. Both jackets suffer chipping to extremities and some closed tears, but notably are clean, with almost no appreciable spine toning, and – remarkably – in one piece, rather than split at the flap folds and hinges as is typical. Each jacket spine shows a minor abrasion just below the volume number, removing the original, printed publisher’s price (likely the work of the original Australian bookseller). The dust jackets are now protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers. 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(III-1&2).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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