This collected edition of Churchill?s war speeches has much to recommend it. There are five additional speeches lacking from the wartime volumes, and there is now an index, a most helpful addition. The production standard is far higher. The books are larger at 6 x 10 inches, bound in heavy navy buckram, completely reset with generous margins, on a better grade of paper. Only 4740 sets were produced, so this can be a very elusive title. Original navy cloth has good colour, very bright gilt titles, page edges even and free of spots, likely never read. No names or markings. Dustwrapopers are correct first, unclipped, good bright spines, spotting on covers of vol. 1. (A136a). N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. ...
Editorial: Cassell, London, 1951-52, 1st editions
Descripción Cassell, London, 1963. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Second Edition. Light browning to page edges; light bumping to boards; first free page torn out of volume three. Binding tight and square; inside pages clean. JACKET: Moderate sunning to spine; light soiling and edgewear; small tears to spine ends and corners. Price-clipped. Size: Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. ** HEAVY BOOK - Over 2 kgs. Postage will exceed $40 to Asia & North America. $60 plus to Europe. Please contact us first for a quote **. Nº de ref. de la librería 16421
Descripción Zhuo Liu quing Di and Xinyue Books Co., Ltd July 1964, Taipei, 1964. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very good. Here is a full, jacketed set of three volumes of the pirated Taiwanese edition of Churchill's war speeches. Originally issued in 1951 when Churchill returned as Prime Minister, the definitive 3-volume British edition of Churchill's War Speeches was superior to the original 7 wartime editions in both content and aesthetics. Consolidated into three uniform volumes, the set also added five speeches and a helpful index. The British first editions measured a substantial 10 x 6.25 inches with attractive, uniform dust jackets. As was the case with many postwar British editions of Churchill's works, this set appeared in a lesser, unauthorized, copyright violation Taiwanese edition. This edition was photo-reproduced in 1964 from the Cassell edition of 1951. Today such "pirated" editions are scarce. Although the contents are photo-reproduced with all references to the publisher excised) and the dust jacket is of nearly identical content and appearance, there are significant distinctions. First, the volumes are roughly 20 percent smaller than their British edition counterparts, measuring 8 x 5.5 inches. Second, the binding is in a coarse medium blue cloth with silver titling on the spine. Finally, the pirated dust jackets are a vivid yellow (rather than the pale yellow of the British editions) and have an amusing error on the Volume One jacket spine; the first letter of the editor's first name is omitted so that it reads "Edited By Harles Eade". These pirate editions are scarce, jacketed full sets doubly so. This full set is very good in very good dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are tight, clean, and square with minor sunning corresponding to small dust jacket losses at spine ends. The contents are clean. No previous owner inscriptions. Trivial spotting and some age-toning is confined to the text block edges. The dust jackets retain their bright yellow color with only a hint of sunning to the spines. Minor losses are confined to the tops of the spines and a .5 x .75 inch triangle at the top edge of the Volume One front face. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A263.5. Nº de ref. de la librería 001594