THE LAST LION. Winston Spencer Churchill. Alone 1932-1940

(Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1988).

FIRST EDITION OF A SUPERB HISTORICAL WORK BY AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN HISTORIAN. Manchester had met Churchill when, as a young foreign correspondent, he found himself in the stateroom on the Queen Mary adjacent to the prime minister’s suite. A mutual friend introduced them. Churchill was intrigued by Manchester’s assignment: the Middle East and India.
Manchester worked with diaries, memoranda, government documents, the private correspondence of Churchill and others, interviewed Churchill’s surviving colleagues and members of his family. He had a profound grasp of British history. He served for many years as a professor of history and was the author of many other important works including THE DEATH OF A PRESIDENT, AMERICAN CAESAR, THE ARMS OF KRUPP and THE GLORY AND THE DREAM. Item #31578

First Edition, first issue. Illustrated throughout with maps and plates from black and white photographs. 8vo, publisher’s original black cloth, pictorially blocked in blind on the covers with images of lions rampant, the spine lettered in gilt and with label blocked in red and lettered in gilt, and with its original pictorial dust-jacket. [xviii], 973 pp. A fine, bright, clean and tight copy, the dustjacket also fine and very well preserved, in all, a near as pristine copy.

Price: $125.00