Thornton Butterworth Limited. Macmillan & Co, Ltd. London. 1923-31, 1923.
EARLY REPRINT SET. 6 volumes, complete. Large 8vo (9.3 x 6.3 inches). Contains several maps, plans and facsimiles of letters and documents, many folding. Some foxing to the fore-edge and first and last few leaves of the first volume otherwise this is a very good, bright set internally. Publishers dark blue cloth bindings with blind ruling and lettering to front boards. Spines lettered in gilt. Front boards ruled and lettered in blind. Previous owners neat pencilled name on the front free endpaper in volume 1. Cloth to volume one shows some white speckling to the boards and the edges are bumped and rubbed. Some bubbling to the cloth on volume five. The gilt lettering is bright on all six volumes. Overall a very good set of Churchill's major history of the Great War. --- Vol. 1. is second edition, 2nd impression, 1923. -- Vol.2. is second impression, 1923. -- Vols 3 and 4 are second impressions, 1927. -- Volume 5 is second impression, 1929. -- Vol. 6, The Unknown War. The eastern Front, is actually the remaining 600 sheets of the First edition of 1931, bought by Macmillan when the original publisher Thornton Butterworth closed in 1940 and issued with a cancel title page in 1941.