[A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Italian] Storia.Verona : 1956-9 Stock Code: 35027
NotesFirst Italian editions, lacking the fourth volume. First two volumes signed by the author, the first dated 1956. 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, lacking vol. 3), octavo. Original brown cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, in the printed dust jackets.
Front panel of the jacket to Volume IV torn with some loss, others a little rubbed and chipped, but overall very good.
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