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Book Description
Cassell & Co, London, 1956. hardcover. Condition: very good(+). Dust Jacket Condition: very good(+). First. Illustrated with maps and genealogical tables. 4 volumes. Tall 8vos, dark red cloth, d.w. London: Cassell, (1956 - 1958). First Editions. Very good(+) set of Churchill's classic history. I: The Birth of Britain. II: Renaissance and Reformation. III: The Age of Revolution. IV: The Great Democracies. The fore-edges are all lightly foxed, and there is no foxing in the text but some on the endpapers. All the wrappers have the original price, and the colours are un-faded. Top edge stained red again lightly faded. Vol I has an unused 4.5 pence stamp of Churchill on the front free end paper.
Dealer Notes
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is a four-volume history of Britain and its former colonies and possessions throughout the world, written by Winston Churchill, covering the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain (55 BC) to the end of the Second Boer War (1902). It was started in 1937 and finally published 1956–58, delayed several times by war and his work on other texts.
One-third of the last volume was devoted to the military minutiae of the American Civil War. Social history, the agricultural revolution, and the industrial revolution hardly get a mention.] Political opponent Clement Attlee suggested the work should have been titled "Things in history that interested me".
Author Winston S Churchill
Date 1956
Binding Cloth
Publisher Cassell & Co
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very good Plus
Pages 461

Price: £150.00

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