London: Cassell and Company, 1951-1952. [Second World War Speeches] FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, First Printings. Three volumes. Octavo (26 x 16cm), pp.xvi; 483 ; pp.xvi; 560; pp.xvi; 578 . Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spines. Each volume with the cream and pink dust-jacket, priced at 21s. Contents very clean, jackets lightly handled with a few tiny chips to extremities, slight toning to spine. Near fine. A lovely bright example of an increasingly hard-to-find 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'. Featuring speeches given between May 1938 and August 1945. Item #61108
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