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CHURCHILL, Winston S.

[A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Swiss-German] Geschichte.

Band I-II [of 4].

Bern, Alfred Scherz Verlag, 1956-57 Stock Code: 35007
£1,850.00
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Notes

First Swiss edition, first two volumes only of the complete set, each volume signed by the author on the half-title, the first also 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.)

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Description

2 volumes (only, of 4), octavo. Original dark purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt on blue and yellow panel, gilt device to front cover. With the dust jackets.

Condition

Tear to front panel of vol. 2 jacket with slight loss, a few other nicks, very slight foxing to endpapers, a very good set.

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