Island Race - Sir Winston Spencer Churchill 1964 - Cassell, London - First Edition Finely bound first edition of this large and splendid abridgement of the four volume work 'A History of the English Speaking Peoples', which were first published shortly after Sir Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and his last great work, only available some twenty years after he wrote the first draft, which then lay dormant whilst he attended to National and Parliamentary matters.

Copiously illustrated in both colour and black and white.

Text comprises:
The Making of a Nation; The End of the Feudal Age; Renaissance and Reformation; The Civil War; The Restoration; England's Advance to World Power; The First British Empire; Napoleon; Recovery and Reform; and The Victorian Age.
  References: Langworth, A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill 332.
Quarto, pp. [10] 312 [2].
  Elegantly hand-bound in half dark green oasis morocco leather over matching cloth, spine six compartments with raised bands, with lettering and 'lion rampant' motifs in gilt.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 107302   Price: HK$ 2,800