London: The Liberal Publication Department, 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. Item #35163
WOODS, Frederick, "A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill", A20(a) and A21. See also Cohen.
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