IN THE BALANCE: SPEECHES 1949 AND 1950, by Winston S. Churchill - 1951 [1st ed., leather]


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In the Balance:

Speeches 1949 and 1950

by Winston S. Churchill

edited by Randolph S. Churchill 

First edition.  London:  Cassell & Company Ltd., 1951 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • Red three-quarter leatherbound covers are mostly clean, with gilt ruling.  Corners are sharp. 
  • Spine has raised bands, gilt ornament and text and is bright with firm ends.
  • Binding is rebound. 
  • Marble end papers/ pastedowns coordinate with binding. 
  • Pastedowns and feps have some toning at margins, some cataloguer's marks in pencil. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have gilt along head. 
  • PS2024.0229

456 pages. 5.25 x 8.25 inches.

A very good copy of this collection of speeches made by Winston Churchill over the years 1949-1950.  They cover a wide range of topics, domestic and foreign, and offer a running commentary on political events of the age.  This is a handsome private library volume, with a binding by Bayntun (Rivière) of Bath, England.

First edition, as per the publisher's information.

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