“SOME PEOPLE MAY BE STARTLED OR MOMENTARILY DEPRESSED WHEN, LIKE YOUR PRESIDENT, I SPEAK OF A LONG AND HARD WAR”: FIRST BRITISH EDITION OF CHURCHILL’S ADDRESS TO THE U.S. CONGRESS, DECEMBER 1941, IN HANDSOME REVERSE CALF PUBLISHER'S BINDING
CHURCHILL, Winston. The Address to Congress by the Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill in Washington on 26th December 1941. [Oxford: John Allen and Sons, 1942]. Slim octavo, original limp brown reverse calf, marbled endpapers.
Rare first British edition of this persuasive speech by Churchill to the United States Congress arguing for the necessity of a World War II alliance, in deluxe publisher's reverse calf binding with attached bookmark.
This address was delivered shortly after the entry of the United States into World War II before both Houses of the United States' Congress on December 26, 1941. In it, Churchill summarized Britain's war effort and tried to convince Congress that the best strategy for victory was an alliance between their nations. First published in 1941 by the United States Government Printing Office. This first British edition was issued as a pamphlet in card wraps. A limited number were bound in this deluxe publisher's suede binding featuring a mounted color frontispiece illustration and a bound-in bookmark. Cohen A163.3. Woods A84d.
Only faint soiling to title page. An about-fine copy.