“THEY MAY BE THE LAST WORD UPON THE WAR”: FIRST EDITIONS OF CHURCHILL’S WAR SPEECHES, HANDSOMELY BOUND
CHURCHILL, Winston. Collection of World War II speeches: Into Battle, (1941); The Unrelenting Struggle, (1942); The End of the Beginning, (1943); Onwards to Victory, (1944); The Dawn of Liberation, (1945); Victory, (1946); Secret Session Speeches, (1946). London: Cassell, (1941-46). Seven volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco gilt, raised bands, spines decorated with gilt-tooled Churchill lion emblems, burgundy morocco spine labels, top edges gilt.
First editions of Churchill’s separately published World War II speeches.
Churchill’s speeches “constitute a contemporary history of the war which is as lively as it is authoritative; and, so far as contemporary history is of value, they may be said to be the last word upon the war” (Randolph S. Churchill). With 50 half-tone photographic plates, including frontispieces. Cohen A142.1.a; A172.1.a; A183.1.a; A194.1.a; A214.1.a; A223.1.a; A227.2.a. Langworth, 202-247. Woods A66(a)-A114.
Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors. A fine set, handsomely bound.