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This American edition was produced from 500 sets of English sheets sent over. With such an incredibly small issue, and most sets sold to Libraries, thus has become a minor modern rarity. Less attractive than the English, they are bound in black spines over red cloth sides with gilt stamping on the spines only. Book s are clean, tight, unworn, gilt very clear but not shiny as is usually the case. Owner name on each free endpaper. Page tops retain the yellow color, foredges are off-white. NO Djs. (A136b). N° de ref. de la librería 35070
Título: The War Speeches of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. ...
Editorial: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1953
Descripción Cassell, London, 1963. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Second Edition. Size: Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 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. ** 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 Casell & Company, London, 1952. First Edition Thus. Hardbacks. A very good three volume set in black cloth lettered in gilt. Vols. 1 and 2 in very good dustwrappers and Vol. 3 in a near very good dustwrapper but with a one inch tear at the foot of the rear panel. The dustwrappers are now protected in clear removable sleeves.Vol. I published in 1951 and Vols. 2 & 3 in 1952. Small previous owner's ex libris plate on the front fixed end-paper of each volume otherwise nice clean copies internally with no foxing or other marking. Pp.xv,483; xv,560; xvi,578. This is the Definitive Edition of Churchill's war speeches. Photograph available on request. [Please note these three volumes will require extra postage]. Nº de ref. de la librería 21707
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