GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

(London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937).

VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION BY ONE OF THE GREAT MEN OF HISTORY AND A VALUABLE LOOK INTO THE MAKERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. This is Churchill’s great multi-biography of the men he considered to be the greatest figures of his time. Churchill composed these short sketches between 1928,when he composed the piece on Herbert Asquith, and 1936. Among the notables rank: George Bernard Shaw, Adolf Hitler, T.E. Lawrence, Curzon, King George, Hindenburg and others for a total of 21. These short sketches by Churchill were penned between 1928 and 1936. A fascinating look at the great men of the age by someone who is not simply a biographer but unquestionably a peer. Item #29797

First edition, first issue. Illustrated throughout with twenty-one photographic portraits. 8vo, beautifully bound in a very handsome signed Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding of full blue crushed morocco, the boards framed in gilt, the spine with gilt framed compartments between gilt stippled raised bands, two compartments gilt lettered, additional gilt numbering at a the tail, edges gilt ruled, gilt ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers and a.e.g. [iv], 330, index pp. A superb copy in a very handsome signed binding. About as fine a copy as one can expect to find, still pristine and beautifully preserved.

Price: $1,250.00