First edition, sixth printing of Why England Slept by John F. Kennedy.
Octavo, xxx, 252pp, . Red cloth boards, title stamped in white over blue, light wear to top edge of spine. The sixth printing, printed “October, 1940,” as stated on the copyright page. Solid text block, free of any marks or notations. (Newcomb 10) In publisher’s sixth state dust jacket, with “Sixth Large Printing” statement on front cover, $2.00 price on front flap, some chipping along top edge, previous bookseller’s tag on front panel, an overall bright example.
Why England Slept is an expansion of John F. Kennedy’s Harvard Thesis, which examines England’s lack of preparedness for the rising threat of World War II.