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  1. 121741detail
    First complete collected edition, one of 1,750 sets published. The Centenary Edition is the only full collected works of Winston Churchill, reproducing his 50 books in 34 volumes. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000... Learn More
    £5,950

    Stock Code: 121741

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  2. 132342
    First UK editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, in a very handsome binding. Churchill's account was the single most important historical interpretation of the Second World War, and a major factor in Churchill being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 132342

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  3. 134699
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 134699

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  4. 134698
    First edition, first impression, first state, retaining the cancelland half-title. Churchill's only volume of autobiography, My Early Life covers his formative years from his birth in 1874 until his election as MP for Oldham in 1900. Among his most widely-read works, it provides a highly entertaining account of his childhood,... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 134698

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  5. 130543
    First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 130543

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  6. 132869
    First editions, first impressions. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 132869

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  7. 132378comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author. Churchill has signed on the first binder's blank, apparently after binding, and presumably at the behest of Henry Sotheran, the London booksellers who commissioned the binding from Morrell. My African Journey, based on his travels around British East Africa in the autumn... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 132378

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  8. 132369comp
    First edition, first impression, first issue without textual corrections. Ian Hamilton's March is a sequel to London to Ladysmith, and completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War. It describes the liberation of the Boer prison camp where Churchill had been held captive, and the march of Ian Hamilton's mounted division... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 132369

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  9. 122891
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 122891

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  10. 108580
    First edition, first impression of this uncommon title which collects speeches by the young Churchill during his Liberal phase, addressing such issues as the conciliation of South Africa, Imperial Preference, Labour Exchanges and Unemployment Insurance Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 108580

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  11. 129550detail
    First complete collected edition, one of 1,750 sets published. The Centenary Edition is the only full collected works of Winston Churchill, reproducing his 50 books in 34 volumes. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 129550

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  12. 120096
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 120096

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  13. 129555
    First editions, first impressions, one of 3,000 sets, originally issued only to owners of the Centenary edition of the Collected Works, and available in either full vellum or the present binding. Contents include Churchill's periodical contributions as well as his prefaces and introductions to works by other authors. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 129555

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  14. 129492
    First UK editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, in a highly attractive binding. The Second World War ranks as one of the supreme historical achievements of the 20th century, and is commonly cited as a major factor in Churchill being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. A man who had always primarily... Learn More
    £3,850

    Stock Code: 129492

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  15. 33021
    New and Revised Edition. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 33021

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  16. 128999
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 128999

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  17. 80699
    First edition, first printing. An impressive and "indispensable" collection (Langworth) of Churchill's oratory, comprising some 9,000 pages of printed text. A team of researchers combed public records and newspapers to find every public address made by Churchill, but they fell short of completeness, as some of Churchill's... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 80699

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  18. 125928
    First editions, first impressions, trade issue, in a handsome binding. "Marlborough: his Life and Times took its place at once among the classics of historical writing. As the story of his ancestor's leadership of a grand alliance to prevent the domination of the continent by a single power, it was also a source of inspiration... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 125928

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  19. 117742
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 117742

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  20. 28017
    First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 28017

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  21. The Island Race.
    First edition thus, an abridgement by Timothy Baker of the four volumes of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111644

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  22. The Collected Essays.
    First editions, first impressions, one of 3,000 sets, originally issued only to owners of the Centenary edition of the Collected Works, and available in either full vellum or the present binding. Contents include Churchill's periodical contributions as well as his prefaces and introductions to works by other authors. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 103063

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  23. 63275
    First edition, first impression, of Churchill's warning of Britain's lack of military preparedness to face the threat of Nazi Germany. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 63275

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  24. Step by Step 1936-1939.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 63274

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