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Arms and the Covenant.
CHURCHILL, Winston S.

Arms and the Covenant....

Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.

Availability: In stock

Published: London George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1938

Stock Code: 85319

£1,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, only printing, in the scarce first issue jacket, re-priced in pencil to 7/6 to match those of the remainder issue which had new jackets printed and priced at 7/6. A total of 5,000 copies were printed; Woods notes that 3,381 were sold at 18 shillings before June 1940, when the book was re-issued as a cheap edition, priced at 7s. 6d. Arms and the Covenant is an important collection of Churchill's speeches, 1928-38, warning of the dangers of a rearmed Germany. A contemporary review in the journal of the Royal Institute for International Affairs remarked that "apart from their literary graces" Churchill's speeches were remarkable because of "the restraint of their language" in view of the "blunders and inaccuracies" of the government and for his technical mastery, "There seems to be nothing from Naval Strategy to the jigs and tools in an aircraft factory... on which Mr Churchill is not an expert."

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge dyed blue. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Frontispiece portrait.

Condition

Contemporary ownership inscription. Light spotting to edges, partial tanning to half title and final blank, spine very slightly rolled, corners just nicked; an excellent copy in the spine-tanned jacket, with a few spots, chips to ends and corners, and tape repair to head of spine panel verso.

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