FIRST EDITION IN PARTS OF CHURCHILL’S ILLUSTRATED THE GREAT WAR
CHURCHILL, Winston. The Great War. Fully Illustrated with Photographs, Drawings and Maps. London: George Newnes, [1933-34]. Twenty-six parts. Quarto, original paper wrappers. Housed in two custom half morocco slipcases with reproductions of the wrappers affixed to sides. $1500.
First illustrated edition of Churchill’s important World War I history The World Crisis, in original parts.
With a new foreword by Churchill dated August 1933. Churchill's monumental history of the first World War was first published in six volumes as The World Crisis, 1923-31; these 26 parts were issued fortnightly by Newnes from September 1933 to October 1934, "in a form which will make them accessible to a very wide public." "Not only the best account of the most tremendous convulsion the world has ever seen, but one of the most brilliant treatises on war that has ever been written" (Spectator). With hundreds of photographic illustrations, maps, and plans. Index in part 26. Cohen A69.9.a. Langworth, 118-20. Woods A31a.
A near-fine set, much nicer than typically found.