The fourth volume of post war speeches (1951-52) appeared in 1953, with the Cassell first edition in maroon cloth and the series black jacket. 5500 copies of STEMMING THE TIDE were printed but not all bound at the time, resulting in two distinct issues. The first is most easily identified by the maroon colour along the top and bottom edges of the dustwrapper. The later state has solid black dustwrapper with no stripes, advertising a 1961 book on the dj flap. This first issue of STEMMING THE TIDE has now become the priciest of the series. The American edition was the last for Houghton Mifflin, only 1850 copies make this scarce, but fortunately less demanded than the English.

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