Boston; 1948-1953: Houghton Mifflin Co. First American Edition. Octavo. Fine / About Fine. Item #09087
Complete in six volumes, IN THE PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL WOODEN BOX. The True First Edition, published months before the Brtiish edition. Dust jackets, with strong, vibrant colors. First printings of books and dust jackets, with price of $6.00 on front flaps (volume VI is price-clipped). Vol. #1 THE GATHERING STORM,784pp., THEIR FINEST HOUR, 751pp., THE GRAND ALLIANCE, 903pp., THE HINGE OF FATE,1000pp., CLOSING THE RING, 749pp., TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY, 800pp. Dates are on all title pages and all top edges are stained yellow, as called for. A very handsome set in dust jackets, with small loss at spine ends of volume IV, and head of volume V. Volumes IIand IV with small bookplate on FEP. A truly exceptional set of Churchill's great work, and in the quite scarce publisher's original wooden box.