First Edition Set of Winston Churchill’s Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

  • A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

Item Number: 4398

London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958..

First British editions, first printings of each of the four volumes of this set. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Near fine in the original dust jackets with light shelfwear. A very nice example of this set.

"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).