CHURCHILL, Sir Winston. A History of the English Speaking Peoples. Cassell 1956-58.
Royal 8vo (4 volumes).Original red cloth, in dust-jackets; with numerous maps; wrappers a little browned with a little chipping and creasing to head of spines otherwise a very good set.
First edition. Churchill's last great work was published nearly 20 years after he penned its first draft in the late 1930s, just after wrapping up [the biography of] Marlborough. This enabled him to utilize the literary team he had assembled for the biography, to which he added dozens of outlines he had solicited from scholars In its final form the original single volume evolved to four, each of which was published simultaneously in Britain, the USA and Canada a first for Churchill's works" (Langworth, 312).