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118190
(CHURCHILL.) BERLIN, Isaiah.

Mr Churchill in 1940.

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Published: London John Murray, [1964]

Stock Code: 118190

£350
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OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition in book form, first impression, presentation inscription from the author, "For Morton White? from Isaiah with love 1964". The essay was originally published in The Atlantic Monthly and The Cornhill Magazine in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Churchill's The Second World War. In it Berlin defends Churchill's prose from earlier criticism and praises Churchill as a brilliant orator, "the largest human being of our time". "Churchill, when he read Berlin's essay, simply observed, 'Too good to be true,' but he wrote that Christmas to Berlin observing that he had read it 'with so much pleasure'" (Wrigley, p. 55).
The American philosopher and historian of ideas Morton White was a close friend of Berlin's, and part of the academic circle that Berlin spent time with during the 1960s. At the time, White was a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard, 1953-70.

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt.

Illustrations

Photographic frontispiece of the Karsh portrait. Gift inscription to front free endpaper.

Condition

Spine gently rolled, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, an excellent copy.

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