GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

(London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937).

AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION 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. Among the notables rank; George Bernard Shaw, Adolf Hitler, T.E. Lawrence, Curzon, King George, Hindenburg and others. 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 unquestionable a peer. Item #22290

First edition. With twenty-one photographic portraits. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, gilt-lettered on top cover and spine. [iv], 330, index. A very pleasing and very handsome copy with virtually no mellowing, but for a tad to the spine panel. Very fresh and clean internally and externally, a very well preserved copy.

Price: $1,050.00