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Liberalism and the Social Problem by Winston S. Churchill - 1st Edition - 1909 - from Churchill Book Collector and Biblio.com

Liberalism and the Social Problem

by Winston S. Churchill

Condition: Very good


London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition, first printing. This is Churchill’s third book of speeches from his period as an ardent reformer and a bright star of the Liberal Party. Churchill's speeches in this volume address a broad range of social issues still topical today, with the young Churchill trying to chart a progressive course between reactionary conservatism and radical socialism. With only 3,500 first printing copies issued, collector worthy copies have become scarce. Here is a very good++ copy. The dark red cloth binding is tight and square, retaining a nicely rounded spine and bright gilt. The spine of this edition proved highly vulnerable to sunning. This copy shows only light sunning and has much better than average spine presentation. There is trivial wear at the corners and spine ends and mild blistering of the cloth at the top edges and along the rear hinge. The contents are clean and tight with no previous ownership markings of any kind. Spotting is a common problem with this edition. Here spotting is light and substantially confined to the edges of the last 50 pages. The binding is protected with a removable, clear mylar cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A29.1.a, Woods/ICS A15(a), Langworth p.92





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