Cassell & Co, London, 1948. Cloth. Condition: Good, Jackets on Vol 1,2,3 and 5. Various Tears.
1st Austrailian edition 1948. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spines, top edge red, grey endpapers decorated with a design that alternates a lion rampant with the initials WSC. Maps and diagrams, some folding/color. Contents: v. 1. The Gathering Storm. -- v. 2. Their Finest Hour. -- v. 3. The Grand Alliance. -- v. 4. The Hinge of Fate. -- v. 5. Closing the Ring. -- v. 6. Triumph and Tragedy. Summary: Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953