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. Internally clean, with moderate toning and a few marks to edges. Minor wear and bumping to cloth. Jackets browned to spine, with rubbing and chipping to edges, as well as some nicks to the spine of volume III. Very good. 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 #62386
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