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THE GATHERING STORM: Signed Leatherbound First American Edition

[Volume I of "The Second World War"]

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By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A240.3.I]) (Woods A123aa)
Date: 1948
Published: Houghton Mifflin Company [Boston]
Size (Details): 8vo (Maps, diagrams and tables throughout.)
Binding: Leatherbound [Blue leather]
Volumes: 1

Category: Signed
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 207709



The best-selling six-volume history that helped gain Churchill a Nobel Prize for literature. Published first in the U.S., the ensuing English edition contained numerous corrections and even a few additional maps. It is therefore considered more definitive, though today the American edition may be rarer. The series was simultaneously published by the Book-of-the-Month-Club, printed on the same presses as the first editions, and thus today can easily be confused with them.

Description: This stunningly rebound First American edition copy of THE GATHERING STORM, Volume I of Churchill's Second World War Memoirs, has been SIGNED and dated in ink on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill 1948," the year of publication.

The binding is three-quarter blue morocco leather over blue silk, with gilt spine titles and raised bands, all edges gilded. The volume is preserved in a similarly bound solander of blue silk with a blue leather spine label that has faded. The book and its contents are immaculate.

 Please Note: This is a weighty item and does not qualify for free shipping.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).










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