A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

“All he wanted was toleration, and by the enlightened use of the dispensing power to be the true father of all his people": First Edition Set of Winston Churchill’s Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.


Item Number: 115414

London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.

First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set. Octavo, 4 volumes, finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. In fine condition.

"Churchill’s last great work was published nearly 20 years after he penned its first draft in the late 1930s, just after wrapping up [the biography of] Marlborough. This enabled him to utilize the literary team he had assembled for the biography, to which he added dozens of outlines he had solicited from scholars In its final form the original single volume evolved to four, each of which was published simultaneously in Britain, the USA and Canada— a first for Churchill’s works" (Langworth, 312).

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