Winston S. Churchill - The Second World War - 1948/1954

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Winston S. Churchill - The Second World War - 1948/1954
History of WW2 - Quantity: 6 - Dust jacket - Book

The Second World War by Winston S. Churchill, published by Cassell & Co., 1948-54, Six volumes, all first editions, first printings:

Vol. I: The Gathering Storm (1948) -- xv, 640 pp.
Vol II: Their Finest Hour (1949) -- xvii, 683 pp.
Vol. III: The Grand Alliance (1950) -- xviii, 818 pp.
Vol. IV: The Hinge of Fate (1951) -- xviii, 917 pp.
Vol. V: Closing the Ring (1952) -- xviii, 673 pp.
Vol. VI: Triumph and Tragedy (1954) -- xviii, 716 pp.

Black cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine, complete with all maps and diagrams, many of which are folding and coloured. Dust jackets held in protective sleeves.

Some fading to the spines of the dust jackets, with small chips and loss, mainly along the upper edges. Jackets not price clipped. The black cloth covers are clean and in very good condition. Some minor spotting to the interior of Vol. III-V, though this is mainly limited to the page edges. Books have slightly musty odour. Bindings firm, no loose pages, owner inscription to front endpaper of Vol. VI, no bookplates.

Overall a very good set of this first edition with original dust jackets.

size: 22 x 15 cm
weight: 5.6 kg

See the photos for a better idea of details and condition

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
6
Subject
History of WW2
Author/ Illustrator
Winston S. Churchill
Book Title
The Second World War
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1948
Publication year youngest item
1954
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Cassell & Co.
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Dust jacket
Number of pages
4550
Dimensions
22×15 cm
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