STEP BY STEP 1936-1939

(London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1939).

A VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND COPY OF ONE CHURCHILL'S MORE ELUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS. STEP BY STEP is the collected letters Churchill wrote fortnightly, mainly about foreign policy and defense issues which "...tell the tale of these three eventful and disastrous years in a continuous flow....a running commentary upon events as they happened or were about to happen, and a narrative of what we have lived through" - Preface.
STEP BY STEP was published only a few months before the declaration of war between Britain and Germany, and it contains many far too prophetic concerns and warnings about Hitler and the Nazi regime. Item #29791

First edition. With a folding map of Europe at the rear. 8vo, in a fine binding of very handsome full red crushed morocco binding for Asprey of London, the covers framed in gilt, the spine with gilt stippled raised bands creating gilt framed compartments, gilt lettering in two compartments, board edges gilt ruled, as are the turn-ins, white and red floral endpapers and a.e.g. 366 pp. A very fine and impressively bound copy, internally near as mint, the textblock essentially pristine and perfect, the binding beautifully crafted and in flawless condition.

Price: $1,750.00