1948-54 The Second World War
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition, first impression of Winston S. Churchill's complete account of the Second World War in six volumes, each complete with its elusive, unclipped dust wrapper.
These volumes retrace the history of the war from its beginnings in 1919 to 1944. Written from Churchill's personal point of view, from own notes and privileged access to official documents while still working as a politician, hence some facts had to remain secret. Considered a personal memoir by a leading participant in the direction of the war rather than a comprehensive history by a detached historian.
With maps and plans, and facsimiles of documents in text throughout, a number folding, some in colour.
Books in the series are titled: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; and Triumph and Tragedy.
In the original publisher's uniform full cloth binding. Externally vert smart with minor shelf wear, minor bumping to head and tail of spine and extremities, minor marks to front board vol. I, general light soiling. Dust wrappers unclipped and sound with shelf wear, chipped to head and tail of spine, with occasional closed tear and sunning to spine. Internally, binding generally firm. minor spotting to fore edge, not affecting pages that are generally bright and clean.
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