A Speech by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons,

Churchill (Winston)

A Speech by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons,

August 20th, 1940.

Description: FIRST EDITION, a couple of leaves a little soiled, pp. 16, 8vo, original stapled grey wrappers printed in red, overall dustsoiling and spotting, the staples slightly rusted, the wrappers a little split at spine and with some creasing, fair

Publication Details: Printed at the Baynard Press, [1940]

Notes: 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few' - an historic address, offering a report and paying tribute to the British Forces, in particular the RAF and their role in the Battle of Britain. A superb distillation of Churchill's oratorical abilities, and his capacity to understand and harness the historical moment, this speech is given the distinction of the last entry in 'Printing and the Mind of Man' (424), where it is considered the equal of the Gettysburg Address as a 'ringing assertion of democracy confronting the seemingly irresistible forces of tyranny'. ...more

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Price: £80

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: [1940]

Stock Number: 65102

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