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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston S. Churchill (4 volume set)
A work of historical significance written by one of the world’s greatest statesmen, already a Nobel Prize for Literature winner.
Churchill’s four volume epic, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, was published between 1956 and 1958. The work traces a sweeping historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century. Volumes I & II deal primarily with Britain and her rise to become a world power, including early colonization of North America. Volume III necessarily broadens in scope, covering 1668 to 1815, including the American Revolution and the defeat of Napoleon. Volume IV covers 85 years of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria. Perhaps not conincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself.
Volume 1, hardcover with red boards and gilt lettering. A History of The English-Speaking Peoples, The Birth of Britain, eighth edition June 1962, Cassell. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text and maps and diagrams are clear and legible and the dust cover is unclipped. Retains its original red tint. There is some wear and tear to the dust jacket and a previous owners label to the inside front flap.
The New World, Volume 2, third edition June 1963, Cassell. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text and black and white maps and diagrams are clear and legible. Dust jacket is unclipped, with wear and tear to the edges and some tearing to the spine.
The Age of Revolution, Volume 3, 1957 edition. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text and diagrams are clear and legible. The unclipped dust jacket has some wear and tear, rubbing and tearing to the edges.
The Great Democracies, Volume 4, 1958 edition, retains its original red tint, there is foxing and toning throughout but the text is clear and legible. The unclipped dust cover has some wear and tear and rubbing to the edges and some tearing.
All four volumes have had a sticker removed on the back cover that has left a white patch on the back of the dust cover.
All volumes now protected in a clear, removable cover.
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