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The Canadian first edition was offprinted from the American edition, but in a more attractive binding of navy blue cloth with gilt titling on red spine panels. There was a very limited presentation edition of 350 copies, with a tipped in limitation page, each one signed by the publisher. Most of these were presented to publishing executives and the like. This set presented to Prof. Morton. Books crisp, edges clean. Dustjackets have some wear and losses at spine ends. (A138ad). N° de ref. de la librería 50173
Título: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples,...
Editorial: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1956-58
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1956. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. This is the publisher’s limited presentation issue of the Canadian first edition, Volume II, one of 350 copies. These presentation copies are distinguished by a special limitation page preceding the half-title, with a holograph signature of the publisher, John McClelland. This copy bears the hand-inked presentation name "A. M. Raymond". This publisher’s presentation copy is the second of four volumes of Churchill’s sweeping history and last great work. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself. This second volume covers the momentous and turbulent two centuries spanning 1485-1688, including discovery of the New World, early development of the British Empire, and the evolution of Parliament into a governing body. Condition is near fine in a very good plus dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square and tight with sharp corners, bright spine gilt and red panels, and only trivial wear to extremities. The contents are bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks other than the limitation page presentation. The dust jacket is complete and unfaded, with light overall soiling and wear to extremities, including a few closed tears, the longest of which is 1.25 inch. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A267.5(II), Woods A138(ad.1), Langworth p.321. Limited Presentation Issue of the Canadian first edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 003445