First English edition of The Second World War by Winston S. Churchill, six volumes, in first issue dust jackets.
Octavo, [six volumes]. Black cloth, title in gilt on spines. All six volumes are first printings, with publication statement on copyright pages. Volume I includes the “Author’s Note” bound in at p. viii and errata slip at p. 610. Top edge dyed red. All volumes with a touch of wear to black cloth, titles with bright gilt on spine, all near fine examples. Internally clean. Complete with fold-out maps and full-page illustrations. All six volumes in first issue dust jackets, required retail price on front flaps, light toning to spines, closed tear to hinge of volume IV, some wear to tips of spines, all near fine examples. (Cohen A240.4) (Woods A123[b]) An attractive set.
This six-volume history of the Second World War includes the following volumes: The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, Closing the Ring and Triumph and Tragedy.