Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1948 - 1953. First Thus. Red cloth with titling in gilt, boxed in black on the spine, similar style author autograph on front cover. Attractive set with bright, red-black-ivory spines. Often found faded with chipped DJ's this is a superlative set, bright and vibrant. Christmas gift inscription from 1960 on Vol. 1 front endpaper and previous owner [Gary R. McAdams} ex-libris book plate on all front endpapers.
Vol. 1: The Gathering Storm, 1948, pp. xvi, 3 - 784,. Early cracking after title page, small tear at top of DJ spine (VG). Vol. 2: Their Finest Hour, 1949, pp. xvi, 3 - 751, (Fine). Vol 3: The Grand Alliance, 1950, xvi, 3 - 903. Crinkled spine (VG). Vol 4: The Hinge of Fate, 1950. pp. xvi, 3 - 1000. PC dust jacket, (Otherwise Fine) Vol. 5: Closing the Ring, Light rub to DJ (near Fine), 1951, pp. xvi, 3 - 749. Vol. 6: Triumph and Tragedy 1953, pp. xvi. 3 - 800 (Fine). All volumes in similar condition. Uncut fore edge, red colored top edge, each having several dozen maps, diagrams or facsimiles. Text blocks are clean and firm. DJ's condition are also uniformly similar with only incidental, occasional wear at a few edges. Included is the uncommonly found, original wooden box, also in fine condition, which is elusively found with this set. Near fine. Item #3095
"It only remains for me to express to the British people, for whom I have acted in these perilous years, my profound gratitude for the unflinching, unswerving support which they have given me during my task, and for the many expressions of kindness which they have shown towards their servant. Finis." (Vol. 6, p. 676).