[Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]
The Story of the Malakand Field Force; The River War (2 volumes); Savrola; London to Ladysmith; Ian Hamilton's March; Lord Randolph Churchill (2 volumes); My African Journey; Liberalism and the Social Problem; The People's Rights; The World Crisis (6 volumes); My Early Life; India (together with a second impression copy); Thoughts and Adventures; Marlborough, His Life and Times (4 volumes); Great Contemporaries; Arms and the Covenant; Step by Step; War Speeches (7 volumes); Post-War Speeches (5 volumes); The Second World War (6 volumes); A History of the English Speaking Peoples (4 volumes).1898-1961 Stock Code: 139079
NotesFirst British editions, first impressions throughout, of all of Churchill's major works, in handsome matching bindings by Bayntun of Bath, altogether an imposing and comprehensive collection. Churchill was a prolific writer in the fields of history, biography and politics, alongside forays into essays and fiction, with several volumes of his collected speeches also published. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values". Collections of Churchill's first editions in uniform bindings are scarce in commerce.
Together 49 volumes. Uniformly bound by Bayntun of Bath in blue half morocco, spines lettered in gilt, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; two volumes in the original wrappers housed within book-form boxes matching the rest of the set (The People's Rights, and India).
Complete with all illustrations.
Bookplate of collector Michael Scott to front pastedowns; Story of the Malakand Field Force with early ownership inscriptions to frontispiece recto; facsimile autograph letter from Churchill tipped onto the front free endpaper of Second World War vol. I; My African Journey with original cloth bound at rear. Savrola bound without half-title, else all complete. The copies in original wrappers with some fraying and wear, People's Rights with large chip to rear cover. The bindings with a little sunning to spines and around extremities else in fine condition, the contents generally clean and fresh other than light toning and minor foxing to a few volumes. A handsome and very desirable set.
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