The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part II
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Title: The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part II
Publisher: Thornton Butterworth Limited, London
Publication Date: 1927
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
This is a partially jacketed British first edition, first printing of the fourth volume of Churchill's history of the First World War, The World Crisis. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, but after the failure in the Dardanelles he was scapegoated by his peers, betrayed by Asquith, and hounded by the Conservatives. Churchill would go from the Cabinet to the Front, serving as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. Many consider the British edition aesthetically superior to the U.S., with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page. The dust jackets are not only extremely scarce, but notoriously brittle, particularly those for the 1916-1918 volumes. Here is a near-fine first printing of the 1916-1918 Part II volume. Inside the front cover we found substantial portions of the original dust jacket, including most of the front and rear panels, almost the entire front flap, and the lower half of the rear flap. We have carefully placed these fragments within a removable, archival quality clear cover and have inserted a color photocopy of the original dust jacket spine. The blue cloth binding of the book itself remains clean, tight, and square with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and only trivial scuffing. The contents are crisp and bright with very light spotting confined to the endpapers and page edges. The ffeps both bear transfer browning consistent with the original dust jacket flaps. An inked inscription on the ffep dated "Oct 1935" reads "Please return to" and lists the previous owner name and address, concluding "Thank you!" Given the substantial intervening years, we have understandably not felt obligated to comply. This copy is offered at a fraction of the price it would command if the jacket retained its original spine. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(III-2).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab.3b), Langworth p.105. Bookseller Inventory #
The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part II by Winston S. Churchill : Search Results
Book Description: London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1927, London, 1927. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Reprint. Hardback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 016168
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., London., 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 291pp + maps, charts as called for. -589pp + half title and errata slip + maps, charts as called for. Eps heavily browned, scattered foxing. Boards marked (front board of first volume 'splash' marked). Very tight and internally clean. Good hardbacks in publishers original blue cloth with blind and gilt lettering. Bookseller Inventory # 9990
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth, London, 1927. 1st ed. Errata slip tipped-in on half-title page. A little scattered light foxing; free end papers browned; binding tight; string-marks on back board; board edges a little worn; spine bumped at head & foot, with some wear to cloth. Used - Good. Good hardback (no dust jacket). Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS166723I
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth, London, 1927. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Large 8vo. With maps and charts. A little browning to endpapers. In original blue cloth with gilt to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 028527
Book Description: London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1927. Second impression, March 1927. Two volumes. 8vo. pp. 292; ix, 293-589. Full-page maps and charts, some folding and further diagrams and maps in the text. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spines. Leaves slightly browned. Part I. Upper cover slightly rubbed, lower cover marked. Part II. Upper cover marked and slightly bubbled, lower cover rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # 543
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth, London, 1927, 1927. These books are either vols 3 and 4 or 3A and 3B, depending on your nomencalture preference. Bound in navy cloth gilt titles on spine, blind stamped titling on cover. 588 pages through the two books, index at end. 22 maps, some folding and coloured. This pair is the 3rd printing, same month as the first. Books are clean and unworn, the second has small ding on the spine. Bindings are tight with even page edges, but off-white, no spots. Contents clean, no foxing, no names or markings. The leaves adjacent to the endpapers have foxing. (A31ab). Bookseller Inventory # 2229
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth, London, 1927, 1927. These books are either vols 3 and 4 or 3A and 3B, depending on your nomencalture preference. Bound in navy cloth gilt titles on spine, blind stamped titling on cover. 588 pages through the two books, index at end. 22 maps, some folding and coloured. Third impression, same month as first. Here is a very bright attractive pair. Bindings very crisp, gilt bright, these could easily be never read. The page edges are even, but spotted. Armorial bookplates on pastedown, contents generally clean, some scatterd spotting. Superb shelf appearance. (A31ab). Bookseller Inventory # 27912
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd, London, 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 16cm x 23,5cm. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Navy cloth blocked blind on cover, blind and gilt on spine. Three stars (Part I) or four stars (Part II) gilt on spine. Part I: 292 pages, 22 maps as plates and in text. Part II: (x) - 293-589 (+1), 17 in-text and plate maps. Errata slips tipped in at p.52 of Part I and at half-title of Part II. Both volumes have slight browning to the endpapers. Covers are lightly bumped on the edge, but in good condition. The corner of the first page of the preface has been folded. Very light foxing to only a few pages. Otherwise, inside pages, all maps and charts are in very good condition, clean and tight. Photo available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 003297
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth,, London:, 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First editions. 580pp in all, plus a number of maps and charts, plus (vi) appendix to Part I. Errata slips tipped in at p.52 of Part I and at half-title of Part II. Both volumes have slight browning to the endpapers, and both bear a small faded 1927 gift inscription on front free endpaper and a 2 x 4cm gilt on black 'The Times Book Club' label at the bottom of the rear pastedown. Paper slightly yellow as usual, but contents otherwise very clean, with no foxing, and perhaps unread. In the original smooth navy cloth, upper boards ruled and titled in blind, spines lettered in this publisher's deeply impressed, but not very glittering, gilt. Spine ends puckered and small knocks to lower leading corners of Part II. A very good clean firm set, forming the third and fourth books of the World Crisis. [Heavy Item] [1915, the second book, also in stock]. Bookseller Inventory # 19271003
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth London 1927, London, 1927. 1st printing. Charts, etc (illustrator). 1st Edition. Very Good bright condition, light edgewear Nice copies of Churchill's classic account of the Great War. Bookseller Inventory # 2013005263
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., London, 1927. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG-. First U. K. These 2 parts comprise Volumes 3 and 4 of the complete set. Part I; 292 pages. Part II; pages 293-589. Pages are in good, clean condition. Occasional foxing, especially on the few first and last pages. Top edges soiled. Fore-edges foxed. Endpapers yellowed. Both volumes include many maps and charts. Tipped-in errata sheet on page 52 and half title page of Part II. Blue cloth with gilt titles on the spines. Light wear on corners, head/tail of spine. Corners bumped. Light scuffing and staining on the covers. Bindings good and tight. VG-. Bookseller Inventory # 207890
Book Description: Macmillan, Toronto, 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. This is the first Canadian edition of the third and fourth volumes of Churchill's acclaimed history of World War I. Churchill's history - which he titled "The World Crisis" - was published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front. He served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915. After the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. The events of these two volumes include Churchill's time at the Front and his return to the Cabinet. The Canadian issue of Churchill's World Crisis was published in Canada from the American plates and is very similar in appearance. However, Canadian editions are quite considerably more scarce than either their British or U.S. first edition counterparts. Here is a near-fine set of the third and fourth volumes, 1916-1918, Parts I & II, notable for both superior and matching condition and for interesting provenance. This is the only printing of the Canadian edition. The russet cloth bindings are square, clean, and tight with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and only slight wear primarily confined to the spine extremities. The spines retain strong unfaded color, with almost no discernable color shift between the spines and covers. The contents are especially bright and clean. We find no spotting and even the untrimmed page edges are fresh and virtually free of the typical age-toning. Each book bears the decorative bookplate of Kenneth A. McLennan on the first free endpaper and a dedication plate on the pastedown stating "Presented to the Library at Government House, Victoria, B.C. by Mrs. Kenneth A. McLennan in memory of her husband Lt. Col. Kenneth A. McLennan." McLennan (1925-2005) was Canadian-born, but served as Assistant Commandant and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Marine Corps and was presented the Distinguished Service Medal upon his retirement in 1981. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.3(III-1&2), Woods/ICS A31(ac), Langworth p.109. Bookseller Inventory # 002543
Book Description: London: Thornton Butterworth -27, 1924. Five volumes, later impressions, 8vo. Numerous maps, charts and illustrations, booklabel to fly leaf of the final volume, a little foxing to the early leaves of the first volume. Original gilt titled dark blue cloth, some light marking otherwise a very good set. Not including the very scarce final volume, "The Eastern Front". Bookseller Inventory # 16935
The World Crisis: The First World War in 4 Volumes: 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 Part I; 1916-1918 Part II
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Various printings -- Vol. 1, third edition, 4th printing; Vol. 2, first edition, 2nd printing, Vol. 3, first edition, 4th printing, Vol. 4, first edition, first printing. No jackets. Rear hinge of Vol. 1 starting, shows signs of previous repair attempt. Ink stamp on front endpaper of Vols. 1 & 3, ink name & date on front endpaper of Vol. 2. Acquired from the private collection of Dr. Daniel Sperber, a prominent nuclear theorist. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author! Four hardcover volumes. 9 3/8 x 6 1/2. 8vo. Original blind-stamped navy blue cloth, gilt titles. Fold-out maps. Churchill's extraordinary work on World War I. The work was later distilled into a three-volume edition entitled The Great War. Bookseller Inventory # 1536692
Book Description: London, Thornton Butterworth, 1930, 5th impression, 1930. These are the 3rd and 4th books (of 6) that make up the World Crisis set. Books are crisp, unworn copies with very bright spines, evn untumbed page edges, free of spots. Correct original dustwrappers are included. The jacket on part I has lost a piece 40 x 25 mm at top left of front cover, part II jacket is nerly complete. Both have some edge wear and tanning on the spines. Bookseller Inventory # 27213
Book Description: London: Thornton Butterworth -31, 1923. First edition, six volumes, 8vo. Numerous maps, charts and illustrations, Errata slip tipped onto the half title of volume IV, contemporary signature to the fly leaf in volume I, a few spots, mostly to endpapers. Original gilt titled dark blue cloth, spine ends a little bumped, minor rubbing and bumping to the extremities of volume II, otherwise an excellent bright set. Woods, A31(a). Bookseller Inventory # 20401
The World Crisis 6 Volumes - 1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 Part I; 1916-1918 Part II; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front.
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth, Limited, London, 1923. Full Morocco. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Editions. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 6 volumes 1923 -1931. Bound in a recent full dark blue morocco with a burgundy title label, top edge gilt and gilt lines. Splendid set. 202b. Bookseller Inventory # 34984
The World Crisis. [1911-1914; 1915; 1916-1918 Part I; 1916-1918 Part II; The Aftermath; The Eastern Front].
Book Description: Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1923-1931. First Edition. Six volumes. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full black morocco, the covers with a gilt fillet border, the spine lettered in gilt with one line panels and tooled bands, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. Bookseller Inventory # 3392
Book Description: London: Thornton Butterworth -31, 1923. Volume I second edition (i.e. first edition, second impression), volumes II-VI first editions. Six volumes. 8vo. Publishers dark blue cloth, gilt lettered to spines, bookplate of Leonie Leslie to front pastedown of the first volume and signed and dated (July 1923) by the Author to the second free endpaper of the same, two different inscriptions to the endpapers of volumes IV and VI, the volumes housed in a set of three recent bespoke dark blue half morocco clamshell boxes, gilt lettered direct to spines. Numerous maps, charts and illustrations. Binding of Volume II slightly rubbed, a minor blemish to the spine of the third book box, a very good set. Lady Leonie Leslie was Churchills aunt, the sister of Jennie, later Lady Randolph Churchill. Whilst the volume is not inscribed to her, it is a nice family association nonetheless. Woods, A31(a). The "second edition" was published the same month as the first and is referred to as the second impression in later issues. Bookseller Inventory # 20519
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