London, (1956, 1956, 1957 and 1958): Cassell and Co. First Editions. Octavo. Item #022494
First printings. In four volumes: Vol. I: The Birth of Britain, 416pp.Vol. II: The New World, 344pp., Vol. III: The Age of Revolution, 332pp., and vol. IV: The Great Democracies, 322pp. Volume one tells the story of their island from pre-history to the Battle of Bosworth It also begins with the tribal law which was supreme; when it ends, Britain becomes a nation. Volume two is about the new world, discovery of America and the settling by the Europeans. Volume three covers a hundred and twenty-five years which are among the richest in modern history and the story of great Captains and great statesmen, great writers, philosophers and scientist. Volume four. Here Mr. Churchill followed the downfall of Napoleon to the death of Queen Victoria and the beginning of the present day which includes the American Civil War, the expansion of the United States and their rise to world power. All bound in red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, in unclipped pictorial dust jackets. light scattered foxing to preliminary leaves, wear to dust jackets, previous owner's name.