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THE WORLD CRISIS 1911-1918

[First English Abridged One-Volume Edition]


$2,000.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Abridged and Revised Edition)
Biblio: (Cohen A69.6.a) (Woods A31ba.2)
Date: 1931
Published: Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (832 pages, illustrated with maps and plans.)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Green cloth]
Volumes: 1 volume

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 205078

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THE WORLD CRISIS

Churchill's highly subjective history of the First World War; five volumes (in six books) written over eight years. Initial volumes were first published in the U.S. (by a matter of days), making the American edition the true first edition. Volume I (1911-1914) and Volume II (1915) were published in 1923. Volume III (1916-1918 ) was published in two parts in 1927 (hence the five/in six volumes ultimate format). Volume IV (THE AFTERMATH 1918-1928) was published in 1929; and Volume V (THE UNKNOWN WAR/EASTERN FRONT) in 1931. A one-volume abridgement by the author was soon issued. Most subsequent re-issues have been incomplete, abridged or condensed versions of the original text.

Description: An utterly remarkable copy of the First English Abridged edition, in the altogether remarkable dust jacket that is very rarely seen. Both book and dust jacket are virtually mint, though the dust jacket verso has been modestly tape-reinforced. Still, just look at it!

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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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