15 December 2015
CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Great Contemporaries. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937.
8°. 21 photographic plates. (A little spotting to title and early leaves.) Original blue cloth gilt, dust-jacket (jacket restored).
FIRST EDITION. A chapter, with a portrait at the front, is devoted to each of the twenty-one subjects. They were originally published as articles in Pall Mall and other journals. Most of the chosen contemporaries are politicians and generals. G.B. Shaw ad Lawrence of Arabia are also among the selection, as are Trotsky and Hitler. While Churchill did not include a chapter on himself, he is seen walking with John Morley. Woods A43(a).
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