The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part II

Winston S. Churchill

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Title: The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part II

Publisher: Thornton Butterworth Limited, London

Publication Date: 1927

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 #


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The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part II

The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill
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Book Description: Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. The book is written in the first person. Chapters XII to XXIII. Navy blue binding, gilded spine, embossed on front. Strong binding. Pages are spotted and tanned at beginning and end pages. Owners name on first end page. Overall condition extremely good. Nice looking book. 589 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 000041

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The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part II

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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

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The World Crisis 1916-1918 Part 1 and Part II.

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Book Description: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., London., 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 291[1]pp + maps, charts as called for. [293]-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

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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

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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. Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 028527

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The World Crisis 1916-1918. Part I & Part II.

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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

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The World Crisis 1916-1918 parts I and II

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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

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The World Crisis 1916-1918 parts I and II

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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

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The World Crisis - 1916-1918 (2 Volumes: Part I & Part II)

Churchill, Winston S.
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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

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The World Crisis 1916-1918: Part I and Part II (2 vols, complete).

Churchill, The Rt. Hon. Winston S.:
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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

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The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Part II, Sir Campbell Stuart's copy

Winston S. Churchill
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Book Description: Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. 1st Edition. Of The World Crisis - Churchill's history of the First World War - 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." This is the fourth volume of Churchill's six-volume history, the British first edition, first printing, with interesting provenance. The front pastedown of this copy bears the decorative bookplate of Sir Campbell Stuart, G.C.M.G., K.B.E. Sir Campbell Stuart (1885-1972) was a Canadian newspaper magnate who played important roles in pioneering war propaganda operations during the First and Second World Wars. In 1918 he became the Deputy Director of Propaganda to Enemy Countries, under Lord Northcliffe, based at Crewe House in Curzon Street, London. In this role, Campbell helped develop use of aerial-dropped propaganda leaflets, which were credited by some with hastening German surrender. Stuart would publish a book on the subject - "Secrets of Crewe House" - in 1920. At the end of the first World War, Stuart was offered managing directorship of The Times and managing editorship of The Daily Mail. He served as an active director of The Times until 1960. In December 1938, Campbell was tapped to Chair a Ministry of Information sub-committee tasked with reporting on possible methods of propaganda to enemy countries. Focus remained on aerial-dropped leaflets. Sir Campbell Stuart would head the secret "Department EH", so named for its location at Electra House on London’s embankment until mid-1940, when Churchill became Prime Minister and EH became part of a new organization with a broader mandate, the Special Operations Executive. Of course, this particular volume covers the time just before the armistice when Campbell Stuart's propaganda initiatives took place. The book is in near-fine condition. The blue cloth binding is tight, clean, and square with sharp corners, nicely rounded spine, and strong spine gilt. Some shelf-scuffing to the boards and a faint vertical scuff to the spine are the only exterior flaws to report. The contents are unusually bright and crisp. No spotting. No previous ownership marks other than Sir Campbell Stuart's bookplate. The contents appear unread. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(III-2).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab.3b), Langworth p.105. Bookseller Inventory # 001568

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THE WORLD CRISIS 1916-1918, Parts I and II

Churchill, Winston S.
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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

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The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Parts I & II

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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

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The World Crisis. 1911-1914. 1915. 1916-1918 parts I and II. The Aftermath.

CHURCHILL, Winston S.
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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

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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

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The World Crisis 1916-1918 parts I and II

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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

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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

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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. 211e 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 34984

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Book Description: Thornton Butterworth Limited, London, 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. 1st Edition. "The World Crisis" is Winston Churchill's epic and acclaimed history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. The set was originally published as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. The 1916-1918 Part I & Part II books of 1927 comprise the middle of the set. Any World Crisis first editions in dust jackets are quite rare, but offered here may be the rarest to be had - jacketed "traveller's" copies of the British first edition of the two 1916-1918 books, Parts I & II, which were issued even before the normal first edition, first printing. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen, "There exists an early, and extremely rare, issue of the volume without the Index, described by the publisher on a tipped-on typed label on the title pages and dust jackets of both Parts as a 'ROUGH PRINTED COPY / For traveller's use only and not for sale'." Here is the only such set we have ever seen offered with the original dust jackets. Contents and pagination are identical to the first edition, first printings (including all maps, charts, etc.) with two exceptions: omission of the seven-page index at the end of Part II and lack of the errata at the Part II half-title. These two omissions confirm that issuance of these "traveller's" copies preceded the normal British first trade printings. The print itself is slightly lighter, but otherwise identical and the volumes themselves bulk slightly thicker. The blue cloth bindings differ only in being a slightly brighter shade of dark blue than the dark navy of the normal British first trade printings. The dust jackets are identical in content and size to those of the normal first printing. However, of special note, the jackets are printed on the same thick, light greenish paper as the first printing of the 1911-1914 volume, rather than the notoriously acidic and brittle yellowish grey paper of the normal British first trade printings, making these jackets unique variants. The dust jackets each bear a 3.25 inch wide by .75 inch tall typed label affixed to the front face of the dust jackets, as specified by Ronald Cohen, reading: "ROUGH PRINTED COPY / For traveller's use only and / not for sale". Identical labels are affixed to each title page. The Part II labels both have an additional notation in pencil "*without the Index". It is difficult to overstate the scarcity of these very special, jacketed volumes. Condition is very good plus in very good minus dust jackets. The blue cloth bindings are tight, clean, and square with sharp corners and bright spine gilt, and only minimal wear to extremities. The contents of both volumes show transfer browning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps. There are no inscriptions or previous ownership marks. Internal spotting is light and intermittent, primarily confined to the prelims. The page edges of both volumes are spotted with some minor soiling to the top and fore edges. The dust jackets are substantially complete, with some chipping at the spine ends, corners, and folds. The rear hinge of the Part I dust jacket is split; an ancient strip of deteriorated cellotape has been carefully removed, leaving a bit of residue. The Part II front face has a faint, roughly 3 inch circular moisture stain at the top center (that does not affect the binding beneath). Both jackets are now protected beneath removable, archival quality clear covers backed with acid-free paper. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(III-1&2), Woods/ICS A31(ab)3a&3b. Bookseller Inventory # 001589

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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

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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. Publisher’s 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 Churchill’s 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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