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THE WORLD CRISIS [Unabridged Set]

("The First World War As Churchill Saw It")


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: Second American Edition
Biblio: (Cohen A69.16) (Woods A31ae)
Date: 1963-1964
Published: Charles Scribners Sons [NY]
Size (Details): 16mo (Illustrated with maps and plans)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Blue cloth]
Volumes: 6 volumes

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 15651



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: Produced in the 1960s using Scribners' original first edition plates, this six volume Second American edition set -- now long-out-of-print and quite collectable in its own right -- was the first unabridged reprint of the WORLD CRISIS undertaken, and remains one of the few ever to have been reissued. The price-clipped dust jackets (with the exception of Volume Five) are very faintly faded at the spines and very lightly rubbed, else fine. The books are in virtually mint condition and appear unopened.

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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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