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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Step by Step 1936-1939. London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1939.
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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Step by Step 1936-1939. London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1939.

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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Step by Step 1936-1939. London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1939.

8° (217 x 139mm). Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper side stamped in blind. Provenance: Winston S. Churchill (presentation inscription to:) -- Alfred Duff Cooper (1890-1954, first Viscount Norwich; bookplate).

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author to Duff Cooper in the month of publication: 'To Duff from Winston June 1939'. Cooper was a key figure in Churchill's wartime government, acting as liaison with De Gaulle's Free French, and subsequently as ambassador in Paris. Step by Step gathers Churchill's weekly commentaries for the Evening Standard, which had been widely read throughout Europe in syndication. Woods A45.
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