London, Odhams Press, 1986
Hardcover. 1477 Seiten. Englischer text. Einband etwas berieben. Rücken an Ober- und Unterkante bestossen. Buchblock beginnt sich bei beiden Bänden vom Einband zu lösen (Papier). Fast gut. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2155 21,5 cm, Hardcover, gebundene Ausgabe, Ledereinband. Befriedigend. Artikel-Nr.: 1229.
1907. 907 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Inscription to front endpaper. Pages are clean and bright with a firm binding. Endpapers and page edges are lightly tanned and foxed. Boards are a little rub worn with slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped and spine ends are a mildly crushed. Tanning to spine and edges. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 1599054039MEP.
Bertelsmann; Gütersloh, 1985
London, Cassell, 1946
Original cloth with dust jacket, 96 pp., several illustrations on plates, spine of dust jacket largely loose (but mostly complete), otherwise very good condition. First edition. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Sehr gut. Artikel-Nr.: 17412.
Bertelsmann; Gütersloh,, 1985
Gebundene Ausgabe. Innerhalb Deutschlands Versand je nach Größe/Gewicht als Großbrief bzw. Bücher- und Warensendung mit der Post oder per DHL. Rechnung mit MwSt.-Ausweis liegt jeder Lieferung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1461. Gut. Artikel-Nr.: 961015.
Mandarin, London, 1990
Gut/Very good: Buch bzw. Schutzumschlag mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren an Einband, Schutzumschlag oder Seiten. / Describes a book or dust jacket that does show some signs of wear on either the binding, dust jacket or pages. Artikel-Nr.: M0B074QVQ1MX-V.
London, New York & Bombay, Longmans, Green and Co., 1900.Original pictorial cloth (back cover soiled; spine sl. dam.). With 4 maps (3 folding) and 4 plans. XIV,498; 32 pp.First edition. - Churchill's record of the first five months of the Second Boer War. The correspondence of which this volume is composed appeared in the columns of the Morning Post, and extends from October 26, 1899, to March 10, 1900. The volume gives a detailed account of the Natal campaigns up to and including the relief of Ladysmith, and contains in all thirty-seven letters (Mendelssohn I, p.338).SAB I, p.548. Artikel-Nr.: 35006.
Longmans, Green, and Co, New York, 1900
Hardcover. Correct first edition of the author's only novel. Gilt-stamped blue cloth. Book advertisements in rear. Ex-library with the only markings being the embossed stamp on the title and the pocket folder removed leaving glue residue on front pastedown. Lacking the front fly, hinges cracked causing the spine to cock a bit, extremities worn, thus good only. Fictional novel set in Laurania where political unrest turns to violent revolution. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 380121.
London: Cassell, 1964
Hardcover. London: Cassell, 1964, First Edition Thus, abridgement of the four volume History of the English Speaking Peoples (1952). Large quarto in full red morocco for Asprey and Co. Ltd. with gilt titles to the spine, gilt fillet to the boards and inner paste downs with the Asprey mark to the front paste down. Marbled endpapers and all page edges gilt. A visible stain to the top of the spine and some marks to the boards, nevertheless an excellent copy. Illustrated in colour throughout the text. Cassell & Company, Ltd., London, 1964. An abridgment by Timothy Baker of the four volumes of A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston Churchill. [viii], 312pp. Approximately 12 inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine very good condition stains to the compartments. Joints very good condition. Corners very good condition. Boards very good condition minor marks and wear. Page edges very good condition all gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges very good condition. Paste downs very good condition marbled with gilt border (dentelles), Asprey and Co. Ltd. to the bottom of the front paste down in gilt. End papers very good condition marbled. Title very good condition. Pages very good condition minor marks. Binding very good condition very attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1964 Binding: Hardback. 1st Edition. Good. Artikel-Nr.: ABE-1582318212260.
Longmans, Green, and Co, New York and Bombay, 1899
Hardcover. First edition, second state. Two volumes. Tall octavos. 462; 499pp. (32pp. of ads in rear of first volume). Portraits, maps, and plans. Volume I missing final map (The Soudan). Blue cloth stamped in gilt. Contemporary ownership signature in Volume I, nearly seamlessly rebacked, and with light water damage to ads in rear of Volume I, uniform rubbing and wear on the boards, gilt a bit dull, a sound and very good set. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 429303.
London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1941
Hardcover. London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1941–46. First editions, first impressions. Six individually issued works bound uniformly in half blue morocco leather. Recently rebound, titles in gilt to red labels and gilt decoration to the spines, new cream endpapers, top edges gilt. Some occasional light foxing to most volumes, heavy foxing to “Victory” which was printed in the last year of the Second World War on War Economy Standard Paper. An excellent set of Churchill’s speeches in handsome bindings. Comprising of: Into Battle. – 1941, viii, 314pp, frontispiece portrait; The Unrelenting Struggle. – 1942, x, 350pp, frontispiece portrait, 4 plates; The End of the Beginning. – 1943, xiv, 258pp, frontispiece portrait, 4 plates; Onwards to Victory. – 1944, x, 278pp, frontispiece plus 4 plates; The Dawn of Liberation. – 1945, xii, 328pp, frontispiece, 4 plates; Victory. – 1946, xii, 240pp, frontispiece plus 4 plates; Secret Session Speeches. – 1946, 96pp, 16 plates. The first volume compiled by Randolph S. Churchill, the remaining six volumes compiled by Charles Eade. Approximately 8 ¾ inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – gilt titles to red label with gilt lion rampant to other compartments. Joints – good condition – new. Corners – good condition. Boards – good condition – half leather and cloth boards. Page edges – good condition – top edge gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – perfect. Paste downs – good condition – new. End papers – good condition – new. Title – good condition – some tanning, minor marks and foxing, more pronounced to “Victory”. Pages – good condition – lightly tanned throughout, stronger foxing to “Vitory”. Binding – good condition – attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1941-46 Binding: Hardback. 1st Edition. Good. Artikel-Nr.: ABE-1582752751136.
London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923
Hardcover. London, Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1923–31. All First Editions, Vol IV a second impression published in the same month as the first. Five Volumes bound in six with the third volume bound in two parts. Recently recased in new half leather bindings with red labels and gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Vol. I. - , 1911–1914, half title, title, , 6-536pp; Vol. II. - , 1915, half title, title, , 9-557pp; Vol. III. - , 1916-1918 Part I, half title, title, 9-292pp (292 unnumbered); Vol IV. - , 1916–1918 Part II, half title, title, ix, [blank] 293-589pp [1 blank], Second Impression published the same month as the First; Vol. V. - , The Aftermath, half title with a book plate affixed, title, dedication [1 blank], 9-474pp; Vol. VI. - , The Eastern Front, half title, frontispiece, title, dedication, [1 blank], 7-368pp, followed by the folding map. First Editions, first impressions apart from Vol IV which is a second impresion. Illustrated with facsimiles, charts, and maps, many folding. Errata slips between page [vi] and 1 and page 338 and 339 in Volume I, and page 8 and 9 in Volume V. Blank end papers replaced with new ones. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy. Although parts of The World Crisis were highly autobiographical, drawing on documents from Churchill's private papers, the book as a whole was a stupendous narrative of the war in Europe featuring masterly set-piece accounts of major battles. Dictated to secretaries as he strode up and down the room, it exhibited his passionate interest in war and his romantic conception of the ‘true glory’ of the troops who perished on the Somme (ODNB). In aim and method, it foreshadows his Second World War. 5 volumes in 6, octavo. Beautifully REBOUND (originally in cloth) in recent half dark blue morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt 'Lion' tooling to spines; blue cloth boards; top edges gilt. Errata slips present to 2 volumes; light foxing to pages. A very elegant set. Externally: very good recent half morocco leather excellent condition externally Internally: some marks and foxing consistant with age to all the volumes (thumb marks, foxing, other marks) volum III, page 269 with a closed tear to the top of the page, volume IV, map of British Battles during 1918 with tears to the bottom of the map without loss to the content but with loss to the margin, otherwise good all maps collated and complete Publisher: Thornton Butterworth Limited. Publication Date: 1923 - 1931 Binding: Half Leather Book Condition: Fine Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Edition: 1st Edition. 1st Edition. Good. Artikel-Nr.: ABE-1565898017666.
London 10 Downing Street 18 July, 1954
A.L.S., single page, mounted, intersecting mailing folds, very light creasing to lower left corner, otherwise very good with a fine, strong signature, framed and glazed, letter size: 240 x 190 mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), framed size 420 x 360 mm (16 1/4 x 14 inches). The letter reads: "I am writing once more to thank you and the Staff of Hatchards for so handsomely completing your gift to me of the bound set of my War Memoirs. I shall always value these books as a token of your friendship and goodwill" One assumes the reference is to Churchill's six volume set of The Second World War, the last volume of which was published the previous year. Churchill was Prime Minister for the second time at this point (since October 1951) and remained so until 1955. Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Moore (1886-1971), Conservative M. P. for Ayr from 1925 until his retirement in 1964. Artikel-Nr.: 94852.
Ullstein Bücher im Verlag Das goldene Vlies (Lizenz des Europa Verlags Zürich), Frankfurt am Main, 1955
Softcover. Fotografisch gestaltete Broschur. Der Einband leicht berieben und -wie das Papier allg.- nachgedunkelt, der Vorderdeckel und die folgenden fünf Seiten mit kleiner punktueller Druckstelle, einzelne Seiten mit kleinem Knickchen einer Ecke, ansonsten altersgemäß guter (Taschenbuch-)Erhaltungszustand. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (* 30. November 1874 in Woodstock (England); † 24. Januar 1965 in London) gilt als bedeutendster britischer Staatsmann des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er war von 1940 bis 1945 und von 1951 bis 1955 Premierminister und führte Großbritannien durch den Zweiten Weltkrieg. Zuvor hatte er bereits mehrere Regierungsämter bekleidet, unter anderem das des Ersten Lords der Admiralität, des Innen- und des Finanzministers. Darüber hinaus trat er als Autor politischer und historischer Werke hervor und erhielt 1953 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Worum man überhaupt kämpfe, wurde Churchill während des Zweiten Weltkrieges gefragt. Seine Antwort: „Wenn wir aufhörten zu kämpfen, würdet ihr es bald herausfinden." Kurz und bündig befand Willy Bretscher, Chefredakteur der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung: „Churchill rettete im Sommer 1940 Europa." Churchills Landsmann Alan Moorehead meinte, dass man Churchill aufgrund dieser Leistung als den „größten Briten seit Wellington" ansehen müsse. Diesen Standpunkt teilen heute britische wie deutsche Historiker und Biografen. Trotz der Toten des Bombenkriegs, für den der Premier mit verantwortlich war, sind laut Christian Graf Krockow „dank Churchills Unbeugsamkeit Abermillionen von Menschen gerettet worden." Arnold J. Toynbee urteilte Jahre nach dem Krieg: „Ohne Churchill läge die Welt heute in Ketten." Sein schwedischer Biograf Knut Hagberg pflichtete dem 1945 bei: „Wenn es Winston Churchill nicht gelungen wäre, England zum Kampfe zu wecken, dann würde es bald kein freies Land mehr in Europa gegeben haben." Und Peter de Mendelssohn schrieb: „Andere mochten und mussten die Zukunft bewältigen. Er hatte bewirkt, dass es überhaupt eine Gegenwart gab." (wikipedia) In deutscher Sprache. 211 pages. Klein 8° (118 x 180mm). Erste Aufl. (Lizenzausgabe). gut. Artikel-Nr.: BN15282.
London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 14th May, 1942, 1942
ORIGINAL MAGAZINE PRINTING of this speech, broadcast on Churchill's second anniversary as Prime Minister (May 10th). Subsequently collected in 'The End of the Beginning' volume of war speeches, but under the new title 'Prime Minister for Two Years'. Magazine/Newspaper format, stapled at spine. Trivial wear. A fine copy. Cohen (p1602) states 'It is worth noting here that it was Churchill's view that "The Listener gives the most accurate reports of the broadcast speeches"'. WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", C459. Cohen A183, also E84a. Artikel-Nr.: 28363.
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1944, 1944
London: Reprinted from The Daily Telegraph and Morning Post, no date , 1942
London: Odham Press Limited and Ernest Benn Limited, 1948, 1948
[Art/History] FIRST SEPARATE EDITION following publication within The Strand magazine, then as an essay in the collection 'Thoughts and Adventures'. Slim octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.32, with plates bound at rear. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper. Black and white frontispiece of the author sitting at his easel, repeated on the cover of the wrapper, and eighteen colour plates printed on clay paper. No inscriptions or price-clipping (10/6); jacket edgeworn with a few minor chips and tears, some rubbing, light spotting. Very good indeed. Woods A125. Artikel-Nr.: 52691.
London: The Liberal Publication Department. 1907, 1907
Including Churchill's speeches on South Africa and Ireland. Octavo. pp. 764; 72. In navy blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. Binding somewhat loose in places, but complete with index. Published following the landslide victory for the Liberal Party in the 1906 General Election, surmising the 'splendid consummation of Liberal work and Liberal hopes.'. Artikel-Nr.: 44087.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952, 1952
[Post-War Churchill Speeches] FIRST US EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp. x; 456. Publisher's brown cloth with darker brown titles and decoration to spine. With the deep red dust-jacket designed by Samuel H. Bryant, priced at $5.00. Light toning and spotting to edges. Light rubbing and chipping to jacket edges. Less common that the UK equivalent, and rarely seen thus with an unfaded jacket. Near fine. The third volume in Churchill's 'Post-War Speeches' series, containing some sizzling numbers on Korea, NATO, Europe, and Socialism on the eve of returning to power in 1951. Artikel-Nr.: 57256.
London and Tunbridge Wells: Printed by Photocrom, n.d. [circa 1945], 1945
Card-backed cut-out photographic print of Winston Churchill, with "The Prime Minister Faces Facts and Gives Facts", printed on the front. Sent out as a greetings card by A. Cohen and Co. of Great Dover Street, London with the text reading "With Best Wishes for Christmas and a Victorious New Year" printed to the rear. Some loss to the rear obscuring the publisher's information, and to the front in some areas. A remarkable survival of a wartime Christmas card. Artikel-Nr.: 46254.
MacMillan and Co. Limited, London, 1906, 1906
FIRST EDITION, two volumes, octavo. Publisher's burgundy buckram blocked in gilt to spine and upper covers, edges untrimmed. Illustrated with eighteen photographic plates. Some foxing, contemporary ink ownership to flyleaves, some shelfwear, spines rubbed, 'Boots' blindstamp to cover of second volume. A very good pair. 'Lord Randolph Churchill' was a two-part biography written by WSC, of his father, the Victorian politician. WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", A8(a). Langworth 69. Artikel-Nr.: 42928.
London: George Newnes, no date , 1908
[Literature] Newnes Sixpenny Novel edition of Churchill's only novel, being the FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.128. Illustrated with two full-page monochrome plates (frontispiece and front cover). Magazine format, stapled and bound in publishers colour-printed card wraps. Slight toning to contents, a few minor chips and tears to covers but generally an excellent copy. A remarkable survival of a fragile item. Artikel-Nr.: 53295.
London: Harmsworth Bros, Dec. 1898, 1898
First appearance of Churchill's short story 'Man Overboard'. Small quarto magazine format in original publisher's illustrated paper covers. Very minor edgewear and very slight chipping to spine ends otherwise bright, clean and strong. Quarter inch of loss to tail of spine panel. Staples faintly rusting. An exceptionally clean and attractive copy of a scarce piece of Churchill ephemera, being the author's only short story to be published. Artikel-Nr.: 45778.
[London]: His Majesty's Stationery Office, May 5 - May 13, 1926, 1926
Newspapers, 8 issues, (60 x 48cm). A complete set of the British Gazette newspaper. Housed in a brown leather-spined clamshell box with cloth sides, gilt titles and raised bands (34 x 27cm). All in very good condition, folded, with some toning as expected with newsprint, a few minor edge tears. Overall an exceptionally good set. Artikel-Nr.: 52210.
London: George Newnes, 1933-34, 1933
[History] FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. Preceded by the 26 serial magazine parts, constituting the first illustrated edition of Churchill's 'The World Crisis', with a brand new foreword by the author. In three volumes. Quarto (25 x 18 x 14cm), pp.iv; 512; iv; 513-1024; iv; 1025-1668. With numerous photographic illustrations throughout. Bound in dark blue half oasis morocco with raised bands, title labels, gilt 'rampant lion' motif to spine, blue cloth boards, top edges gilt. Clean within, bindings unmarked. A fine set in handsome recent leather bindings. This comprehensive account of the Great War is both analytical, and on occasions a justification from the author for his part in the proceedings. It is claimed that Churchill considered the work "not history, but a contribution to history." Since its publication both biographers and historians have considered it Churchill's masterpiece, eclipsing his better-known account 'The Second World War.' Indeed, T.E. Lawrence regarded the second volume, '1915', as "far and away the best war-book I've yet read." LANGWORTH, Richard M. "Guide to the Books of Winston S Churchill", p.118-120. See also WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", and Cohen. Artikel-Nr.: 54174.
London: The Liberal Publication Department, 1913, 1913
FIRST EDITIONS. Two rare pamphlets. Bound in an annual volume of similar works entitled 'Publications for the Year', with new general title page, in publisher's utitlity binding of quarter green morocco over boards, titled in gilt to spine, t.e.g. Heavy wear to spine, head-cap pulled and chipped, joints rubbed. A fair copy. Complete with eighteen other speeches on subjects including Home Rule, Free Trade, The House of Lords, and International Relations and Armaments. Includes speeches by Asquith and Lloyd George, a folding colour map of Ulster and a collection of Liberal leaflets. Irish Home Rule with front and rear cover bound in; 16pp: The Liberal Government with both covers bound in; 24pp. Scarce first publications of two seminal Churchill speeches; the former being is Churchill's controversial speech in Belfast supporting Irish Home Rule; the latter being his speech to the Commons (his debut address as First Lord of the Admiralty) introducing the Navy budget and setting British strategy to counter Germany in the naval arms race. These two orations items from Churchill's early political career are bound with contemporary speeches which show them in context with other pressing issues of the period. WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", A20(a) and A21. See also Cohen. Artikel-Nr.: 35163.
London: The Educational Book Company, no date , 1955
[Military history] The Chartwell Edition, THE First Illustrated Edition. Six volumes (25 x 18 x 27cm). The standard binding of red cloth, embossed silhouette of Churchill on a brown leather square to upper boards, gilt titles to brown leather squares to spine, top edges red, red endpapers. Colour frontispiece to each volume, illustrated with numerous photographic plates and maps (some folding). Five volumes with the original plain paper wrappers (one similar wrapper supplied). Internally fine, some minimal toning to edges. Some negligible mottling to the cloth of some volumes. Chipping and creasing to the edges of the fragile wrappers, some small tears and toning. An excellent set, very uncommon in the original jackets. Fine. The Chartwell Edition was issued after the final volume of the Second World War had been published by Cassell in 1954, incorporating the author's final revisions and with the addition of illustrations. Artikel-Nr.: 52411.
London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956-1958, 1958
[English History] SMARTLY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes. Octavo (25 x 17 x 15cm), pp. xxii; 416; pp. xii; 344 ; pp. xii; 332 ; pp. xii; 322. With occasional in-text maps and plans. In recent maroon half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to blue labels on spines, and further gilt decoration to spines. Matching cloth over boards, and top edges gilt. Clean and unmarked copies in a new leather binding. Very good. This is the author's last great work, only available some twenty years after he wrote the first draft, which then lay dormant whilst he attended to National and Parliamentary matters. In his preface he remarks that the book 'slumbered peacefully', until 1956, 'when things had quietened down'. Reading reports of the last decade of his life, one is struck by the central interest this history represented in his final years, and how rapidly he sank into decline and depression after the final volume was published. Artikel-Nr.: 55785.