A History of the English-Speaking Peoples - Winston ChurchillLondon: Cassell & Co., 1956, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrappers. Unlaminated dust wrappers a little edgeworn and faded with marginally heavier toning to the spines, lightly pulled at the head of volumes I and IX. A decent set, with the dust wrappers now wrapped in a removable protective sleeves.
Four Volumes: 1: The Birth of Britain, 1956 ([XXI] 416); 2: The New World, 1956 ([XI] 344); 3: The Age of Revolution, 1957 ([XI] 332); 4: The Great Democracies, 1958 ([XI] 322; Illustrated by way of: Maps;
From the cover: “Volume I: Tells the story of Britain from pre-history to the Battle of Bosworth. It describes the strife and turmoil involved in the making of a nation. When the volume begins, tribal law was supreme, and when it ends England had become a nation on the threshold of empire.
Volume II: Covers the period from 1485 to 1688, which were the centuries of the Golden Age. It examines the Empire and Elizabeth I, and the internal strife in which the English Parliament developed, taking in the American continent and British expansion throughout the globe.
Volume II: Covers the period from the Revolution of 1688 onwards, these 125 years are filled with war. From Napoleon to the Declaration of Independence, this volume covers huge territorial battles and the forging of the British Empire.
Volume IV: Covers the days of peace following the downfall of Napoleon to the death of Queen Victoria and the beginning of the present era, including the British Empire at its highest peak, the creation of the dominions and the first steps towards the British Commonwealth.”
Size: 9¾" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.