London: Cassell & Co, 1956-1958. First edition. Finely bound by Bayntun in three-quarter blue morocco over cloth boards, with gilt to spines, gilt top-edges, blue endpapers. A just about Fine set with a knock to the lower corner of volume three and the odd spot of foxing throughout. In all, an exceptionally pleasing set of this modern classic.
"Spanning four volumes and many centuries of history, from Caesar's invasion of Britain to the start of WWI, A History of the English Speaking Peoples stands as one of Winston Churchill's most magnificent literary works. Begun during Churchill's 'wilderness years' when he was out of government, first published in 1956 after his leadership through the darkest days of WWII had cemented his place in history, and completed when Churchill was in his 80s, it remains to this day a compelling and vivid history" (Bloomsbury). about Fine (Item #5331)