London: Cassell and Company, 1951, 1952. [History] First Collected Editions. 3 volumes, large octavo. smartly bound. Octavo (25 x 16 x 13cm). Includes occasional facsimile manuscripts, typescripts and documents. Recent dark blue half morocco, with gilt titles and gilt lion motifs to spines, raised bands, matching cloth boards, top edges gilt. Contents clean, binding as new. A fine set. The definitive edition of the War Speeches, compiled by Churchill's literary assistant Charles Eade, (1903-1964), editor of the Daily Sketch and the Sunday Dispatch, and editor of Churchill's wartime speeches, speaking notes and the collected volume 'Churchill by His Contemporaries'. Eade's Papers, diaries and biographical material on Sir Winston were gifted to the Churchill Archives Centre in 1998, and is owned by Churchill College, Cambridge. Item #53541
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