First Danish edition of Den Store Krig, The Great War, by Winston Churchill, in two deluxe three quarter leather bound volumes.
Quarto, [two volumes], 812pp, [17 full page color illustrations]; 764pp, [5 full page color illustrations]. Three quarter brown morocco, raised bands, title in gilt on spine, marbled covers. Marginal toning due to age, otherwise the pages are bright and clean. Hundreds of illustrations, photographs and maps of World War I, with full page color illustrations at the rear of each volume.
(Cohen, A69.9.a [translations]).
This first Danish translation of the consolidated “Newnes issue” of The World Crisis was originally published in 33 parts and available in two binding styles. Winston Churchill’s account of World War I was first published as The World Crises (in six volumes) and completed in 1931.
Biographer William Manchester references the book and notes that “…his masterpiece is The World Crises. Magnificently written, it is enhanced by the presence of the author at the highest councils of the war and in the trenches as a battalion commander.”
Full title: Den Store Krig: Oversat efter ” The Great War” under redaktion af Kaptajnløjtnant Arne Stevns.