The World Crisis, full set of six. Winston S. Churchill.
The World Crisis, full set of six
The World Crisis, full set of six

The World Crisis, full set of six

Scribner’s, NY, 1923-1931, 1st editions, hardcover. The first American edition appeared from 1923-27 as 3 volumes published in 4 by Scribner’s: Vol I: 1911-1914; Vol II: 1915; Vols III, IV: 1916-1918 in two parts. Subsequently in 1929, a further volume (4 or 5) appeared as The Aftermath. Then still later in 1931 a final supplementary volume was published The Unknown War ( The Eastern Front) .An impressive set, uniformly bound in reddish brown cloth, gilt title on spine and on front cover. Numerous maps and plans, some folding and coloured. The only illustrations are 8 photos of key personalities in the final volume. Large thick books, 6.25 x 9 inches, this set preceded the English first by 4 days so is the true first edition. The first volume has several vintage postcards of Churchill loosely attached to the endpapers, and has a split in the front hinge. The book has a rich unfaded spine. The dustwrapper has a blurb on the rear panel advertising the 2nd volume, so is a later issue. Dustwrappers all show some tanning and wear at spine ends. These US DJs are even scarcer than the English. (A31aa). Item #32743

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