First edition, first printing of The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm 1940-1965, signed and dated by Paul Reid.
Thick octavo, 1182pp. Black cloth, title stamped in silver on spine. The first printing, with a full number line on copyright page. Solid text block. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, trace of shelf wear, bright illustrations. Signed on the half-title: “Paul Reid / 11-1-12.”
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill was a trilogy by William Manchester. The first two volumes were published in the 1980’s, but William Manchester died while working this final volume. He chose Paul Reid to complete the work before his death.