"It is the primary right of men to die and kill for the land they live in": First Edition Set of Winston Churchill’s Classic A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; Signed by Him in Volumes Two and Three

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.


Item Number: 37005

London: Cassell and Company, 1956-1958.

First British editions of each of the four volumes of this set of Churchill’s classic history. Octavo, original cloth, 4 volumes. Volumes two and three are signed by Winston Churchill on the title page. Each are near fine in the original dust jackets that show light toning. Housed in a custom slipcase. An exceptional set, rare and desirable signed.

"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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