This is the first ( and, I believe , only) translation in Icelandic. It is a good sized book, 6.25 x 9.5 inches, 377 pages, 18 photos on coated paper. Although not mentioned by Cohen, this title came in both hardcover and unbound, i.e., a full size softcover. To further complicate matters, the hardcover is seen in both a medium brown cloth and a dark red shade. Original dark red cloth is clean, spine shows a vertical crease, binding slightly loose, contents clean. No dj. (A31IC). N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Bernskubrek Og Æskuprek ( My Early Life in ...
Editorial: Reykjavik, Snælandsútgáfan, 1944
Descripción Snælandsútgáfan, 1944. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. A very good copy, in the fabulously rare dust jacket, of the first Icelandic edition. The brown cloth binding is clean and lightly worn, with strong lettering to the spine and front board. Everything is square, with unbumped edges and corners. There is a little looseness and cracking at the hinges, but the binding remains strong and intact. The contents are immaculate, with a neat owners name to the ffep, where there is a pre-printed place for it, but no other markings of any kind. 18 illustrative plates, including a tipped-in portrait of Churchill's mother at the frontispiece. The dust jacket is unclipped (no flap price) and is fully complete, showing only very minor edgewear, mainly at the spine tips. It is now protected in a removable archival quality cover. In over twenty years of collecting and selling Churchill's works I have never encountered another copy of this dust jacket. "If the reader was drawn to Churchill by 'The Second World War', his autobiography will come as a revelation; the war memoirs chronicle a very public struggle against national extinction; the autobiography charts a young man's private struggle to be heard. But the same style and pace are there, the same sense of adventure, the piquant humour, the ability to let the reader peer over the author's shoulder as events unfold". (Richard Langworth in 'A Connoisseur's Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill'). Text in Icelandic. Nº de ref. de la librería NT002288