CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S. (1874-1965). AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF 28 FIRST EDITIONS, FINELY BOUND. All London. Comprising: The Story of the Malakand Field Force. 1898. Woods A1a. -- The River War. 1899. Two volumes. Woods A2a. -- Savrola. 1900. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Woods A3b.-- London to Ladysmith. 1900. Woods A4. -- Ian Hamilton's March. 1900. Woods A5. -- Lord Randolph Churchill. 1906. Two volumes. Woods A8a. -- My African Journey. 1908. Woods A12. -- Liberalism and the Social Problem. 1909. Woods A15. -- The World Crisis. 1923-1931. Six volumes. Volume III, part 2 with errata slip. Woods A31a. -- My Early Life. 1930. First issue. Woods A37a. -- Thoughts and Adventures. 1932. Woods A39a. [Bound with:] Painting as a Pastime. 1948. Woods A125. -- Marlborough. 1933-38. Four volumes. FIRST TRADE EDITION. Woods A40a. -- Great Contemporaries. 1937. Woods A43a. -- Arms and the Covenant 1938. Woods A44a. -- Step by Step. 1939. Woods A45. -- Into Battle. 1941. Woods A66a. -- The Unrelenting Struggle. 1942. A89. -- The End of the Beginning. 1945. Woods A94. -- Onwards to Victory. 1944. Woods A101. -- Dawn of Liberation. 1945. Woods A107. -- Victory. 1946. Woods A112. -- The Second World War. 1948-54. Six volumes. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Woods A123b. -- The Sinews of Peace. 1948. Woods A124. -- Europe Unite. 1950. Woods A128. -- In the Balance. 1951. Woods A130. -- Stemming the Tide. 1953. A137. -- A History of the English Speaking Peoples. 1956-1958. Four volumes. Woods A138a.
Together 45 volumes, various 8o (175/222 x 108/151 mm). Illustrations throughout, including portraits, maps, charts, plans, views, some folding, some in color. (Occasional scattered pale spotting, but generally a very clean set.) Uniformly bound in modern dark blue half morocco, pale blue cloth boards, t.e.g., by Bayntun.
A VERY FINE COLLECTION OF CHURCHILL'S BOOKS, INCLUDING ALL OF HIS MAJOR WORKS. The set begins with Churchill's first book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force, made up of dispatches he wrote in India for the Daily Telegraph and Allahabad Pioneer while serving under General Sir Bindon Blood. The set continues through to his final work, A History of the English Speaking Peoples. The consummate statesman, Churchill was also a fine writer, as evidenced by the quantity of important works here represented: the haunting account of the reconquest of the Sudan in The River War, his biographies of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, and Marlborough, and his memoirs of the World Wars, The Great Crisis and The Second World War. (45)