San Francisco: Printed by the Grabhorn Press for Ransohoffs, 1940. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. One of 250 copies, elephant folio size,  pp. Near fine. Item #CNBR169
A grand production of seven of Winston Churchill's (1874-1965) impassioned wartime speeches given in 1940, here collected in print for the first time. Heightened by marvelous typographic compositions conducted at the Grabhorn Press with large red initials and highlighted words from the text brought to life in a larger, bold, red ink: "I say to the house as I said to the ministers who have joined this government, I have nothing to offer but BLOOD TOIL TEARS & SWEAT - we have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind." From the library of Morgan A. Gunst, prominent San Francisco book collector, with his small yet elegant leather book plate affixed to the front pastedown.___DESCRIPTION: Quarter linen and red cloth covered boards, red label printed in gold to backstrip, woodcut of the Union Jack printed in red to title-page, text printed in black and red; type Goudy Modern, French mouldmade paper, elephant folio size (15.75" by 10.75"), pagination: [i-ii] [1-4] 5-66  [1 colophon], limited first edition, one of 250 copies.___CONDITION: A near fine copy, internally bright and free of prior owner markings, text block is straight and square with solid hinges, covers are clean and unscathed, except for a spot of off-setting to the front free endpaper from the bookplate, and a hint of rubbing at the corners (not so much as to cause fraying), this copy is fine, rarely seen without foxing or splitting to the hinges; a beautiful copy from a prominent collection___CITATION: Magee Grabhorn Bibliography, no. 339.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.