Item #61899 The Second World War. The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. Winston Spencer CHURCHILL, Sir.

The Second World War. The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

London: Cassell and Co., 1948-1954. [Military history] LEATHER BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. Complete in six volumes. Octavo (22 x 15 x 27cm), pp.xv; 640; pp.xvii; 684; pp.x; 818; pp.xviii; 917; pp.xviii; 673; pp.xviii; 716. With numerous maps and plans, some folding. Elegantly bound for Hatchards of Piccadilly (likely by Morrell) in half red morocco, lettered in gilt, raised bands and matching cloth over boards. Top edges gilt, speckled pink endpapers. Armorial bookplate of David Jardine Jardine to front flyleaf of each volume. Some dustiness and spotting to edges, contents clean, bindings fine. A striking set in a handsome vintage binding. 'This is not history; this is my case.' The author's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, 'The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War. Item #61899

WOODS, Frederick, 'A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill', A123(b). Langworth 264. See also Cohen.

Price: £2,250.00

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