1923-1931 The World Crisis
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
All volumes are first editions, first impressions. An exceptional copy owned by Major General Granville Egerton who commanded the 52nd Lowland Division at Gallipoli and whose diaries were made into a book by David Raw last year.
Churchill wrote this work at great speed following his electoral defeat. It was first published from 1923-1931 and is a staunch defence of his Gallipoli policy and a criticism of Haig's strategy.
Errata slip to the first volume, at page 1.
Volumes I, II and III. are from the library of Major General Granville Egerton.
With the notes of Major General Granville Egerton (Geddington Priory Kettering) to volume I. Egerton had command of the 52nd Lowland at Gallipoli, and his notes are throughout this volume which concerns the years 1911-1914. Loosely inserted is an envelope addressed to Egerton. Egerton's inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Underlinings by Egerton to phrases. His added dated to page 191. To page 203 he has written 'Belgium really saved Europe from Hun Elimination'. Further down this page Egerton has written 'Bloody Politicians' to the margins. Loosely inserted to volume II is an envelope inscribed by Granville Egerton regarding the review of Churchill's work which is inside the envelope. 'The morning post appreciation of this book - interesting but discounted by the fact that it is the work of Mark-Kerr'. Many notes to the margins of this volume as well including one anecdote to page 470 in reference to the Svokes gun 'Oh God! How we prayed for something like this at Helles - I personally urged it at a conference in August - Ge'
Bookplate of 'Major-General Granville Egerton' to the front pastedown of volume III.
Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of volume IV 'Ex Libris F A Beane'.
A very scarce first edition set of this important work regarding the First World War.
An important association copy from a noted original source.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, all volumes are very smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of spines. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Errata slip to the first volume, at page 1. Errata slip tipped in to the start of volume IV. Pages are bright. Just the odd spots to the first and last few pages.
Very Good Indeed
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