[A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Dutch] Geschiedenis van de Engels sprekende volken.Amsterdam/Brussels : 1956-7 Stock Code: 35026
NotesFirst Dutch editions, first three volumes only of the complete set. Inscribed by the author, the first volume signed and dated 1956, the second volume signed. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Churchill's literary agent, Emery Reves, in whose home the work was completed. Reves was instrumental in the development of English-Speaking Peoples, using his intimate knowledge of foreign markets to adapt Churchill's original, American-targeted, anglophone conception for wider popularity. Churchill wrote of how, "Reves has had lengthy telephonings with French, German, Italian and Scandinavian publishers, showing what they want for their editions." (quoted in Gilbert, Winston Churchill and Emery Reves.)
3 volumes (only, of 4), octavo. Original brown cloth, spines lettered in gilt on orange panels. In the dust jackets with wraparound bands.
Small amount of damage to wraparound bands, tear to upper joint of vol. 3 jacket, light browning to the endpapers, otherwise very good.
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