An important work for Churchill scholars was WINSTON S. CHURCHILL, HIS COMPLETE SPEECHES 1897-1963. Compiled by Robert Rhodes James with aid of a team of graduate students, this definitive and near complete set of all Churchill's speeches comes in 8 massive volumes that total almost 9000 pages. Its index is unsurpassed for finding speeches. It is over 200 pages with 3 distinct sections. This reference work was published by Bowker in 1974, and sold primarily to libraries when new, which explains its scarcity on the second-hand market. Everyone wants this to look up speeches, but it is rarely seen. Bound in red cloth with gilt titles on black spine panels. Quantity published unknown, but clearly insufficient to meet current demand as prices keep rising. Issued with no dustjackets.