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India. Speeches and an Introduction.

Published: London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd, 1931

Stock code: 111354

Price: £1,250

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First edition, first impression, wrappered issue (the book was issued simultaneously in hardback). The 1930s are characterized as Churchill’s wilderness years, with his unrelenting opposition to Hitler being seen as main cause for his ostracism. However “another, and earlier reason lay in his bitter opposition to Baldwin’s India policy … Churchill had always hit hard; not for him a round of gentlemanly sparring between friends. His fight to maintain full control of India employed not just the clenched fist but the bludgeon” (Woods, Artillery of Words).

Octavo. Original orange wrappers, spine and covers printed in black. Housed in a red half morocco slipcase by Maltby’s of Oxford. Tiny puncture to top left-hand side of front wrapper and first 5 leaves, slight spotting to edges of text block but overall a remarkably bright copy. Excellent.

Bibliography: Cohen A92.1.c; Woods A38.

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