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Winston Churchill signed first editions of ''A History of the English-Speaking Peoples''. London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1956-58. Churchill signs the bookplate on the half-title page of Volume I, ''Winston S. Churchill''. Though begun during his ''Wilderness Years'' of the early 1930s, Churchill completed these volumes after World War II, giving attention to the ''special relationship'' of the United Kingdom and United States. He writes, ''For the second time in the present century the British Empire and the United States have stood together facing the perils of war on the largest scale known among men, and since the cannons ceased to fire and the bombs to burst we have become more conscious of our common duty to the human race.'' All four first editions are housed in their original price-clipped dust jackets, all in very good condition or better. Top edges red on all, in original red boards, each measuring 6.5'' x 9.75'' and housed in a 5.5'' x 10'' slipcase. Volume I is near fine, in a very good to near fine dust jacket. Vols. II-IV have been re-backed, preserving original endpapers, with some foxing to interior and dust jackets, and also light staining to the front board of Vol. III. In very good condition, with very good dust jackets, which have some foxing and sunning to spines. Overall a very attractive, well-preserved set, rare as signed.
Winston Churchill Signed Copy of His Classic Work, ''A History of the English Speaking Peoples'' -- First Editions in Original Dust JacketsWinston Churchill Signed Copy of His Classic Work, ''A History of the English Speaking Peoples'' -- First Editions in Original Dust JacketsWinston Churchill Signed Copy of His Classic Work, ''A History of the English Speaking Peoples'' -- First Editions in Original Dust JacketsWinston Churchill Signed Copy of His Classic Work, ''A History of the English Speaking Peoples'' -- First Editions in Original Dust Jackets
Winston Churchill Signed Copy of His Classic Work, ''A History of the English Speaking Peoples'' -- First Editions in Original Dust JacketsWinston Churchill Signed Copy of His Classic Work, ''A History of the English Speaking Peoples'' -- First Editions in Original Dust Jackets
Winston Churchill Signed Copy of His Classic Work, ''A History of the English Speaking Peoples'' -- First Editions in Original Dust Jackets
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