The Hinge of Fate . A Signed Copy of Volume I. With Photographs of The Signing. For full description see below - after all photographs. Signed Copy (New Edition 1949) of the First Volume with photographs and a copy written statement from the previous owner.
Housed in a clamshell box. The Second World War, First Editions of. Vol I The Gathering Storm, 1948. Vol II Their Finest Hour, 1949, xvii, 556.Vol III The Grand Alliance, 1950, xviii, 629. Vol IV The Hinge of Fate, 1951, xviii, 743. Vol V Closing the Ring, 1952, x, 558. Vol VI Triumph and Tragedy, 1954, xviii, 584. Plus an additional signed copy of Volume I with a copy statement from the previous owner and 2 photographs of the signing and the event.
Housed in a clam shell box. This copy a new edition in its original dust jacket, split to the spine joint and slightly creased (the jacket) otherwise clean and tidy. Octavo, modern half blue morocco gilt, raised bands, spine compartments gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems, gilt titles to red labels, top page edges gilt, others trimmed. First English editions of Churchills WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost re-election as Prime Minister, handsomely bound. The six volumes were published separately between 1948 and 1954.
With the Second World War, Churchill "pulled himself back from humiliating defeat in 1945, using all his skills as a writer and politician to make his fortune, secure his reputation, and win a second term in Downing Street" (Reynolds, xxiii). "Winston himself affirmed that'this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (Keegan, 175).
Although preceded by the American editions, the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps, and facsimile documents. Approximately 8 ½ inches tall (six volumes) and 11 ¼ inches tall (clamshell box). Spine very good condition fine leather binding, dust jacket in fair condition to the signed volume being split in two parts to the spine joint. Boards very good condition cloth. Page edges very good condition foxing to the page edges, top edge gilt.Front paste down very good condition new. Front free end paper very good condition. Pages very good condition minor foxing and marks. Binding structurally solid and strong, fine leather binding. Ruler in picture is 6 inches long! Please Browse all other books and prints in my Shop. The item "1948 Winston Churchill The Second World War Signed Volume Six 1st Editions Photo" is in sale since Wednesday, August 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "allright88" and is located in Andover. This item can be shipped worldwide.