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"The Second World War," by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A vintage edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The Second World War, for which he was...
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Mid-20th Century American Books

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"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The S...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

Japanese Antique Crab Object with Iron 'Made before the Second World War'
Located in Paris, FR
Object of crab with iron: A very precious object made before the second world war, when iron was rare to find. -Details- Era: Showa (around 1930-1939) Materials: iron Dimens...
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Vintage 1930s Japanese Animal Sculptures

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Iron

Toy Wooden Tank Made by Italian Soldier from the Second World War
Located in London, GB
A wonderful piece of social history made at a time when the world was beginning to heal itself from the termoil of the Second World War. Passed down through generations of an English...
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Vintage 1940s British Folk Art Toys

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Reclaimed Wood

The Second World War by Winston Churchill, First Edition, Original Dust Jackets
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, The Second World War. London, 1948-1953: Cassell & Co. Ltd. All first editions, first issues. 6 vols. All volumes in original dust jackets and hardcover boards wi...
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Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Winston Churchill, the Second World War, 6 Vol, All 1st U.S. Editions 1948-54
Located in Hillsborough, NJ
Author: Churchill, Winston. Title: The Second World War. (The Gathering Storm - Their Finest Hour - The Grand Alliance - The Hinge Of Fate - Closing The Ring - Triumph and Traged...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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Fabric

The Second World War by Winston Churchill, First Edition, Six Vol Set, 1948-1954
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, The Second World War. London, 1948-1954: Cassell & Co. Ltd. First editions, 6 vols. Rebound in ¼ leather and cloth boards, with gilt titles, tooling, and raised b...
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Vintage 1940s English Books

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Paper

Winston CHURCHILL, The Second World War, 6 VOL, All 1st EDS with DJ's, 1948-54
Located in Hillsborough, NJ
Author: Churchill, Winston Title: The Second World War. Publisher: London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., 1948-54. Description: All First Editions with the DJ's. 6 volumes, publisher'...
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Late 20th Century British Books

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Fabric

Carl Zeiss 12 x 60 German Observation Binoculars, Second World War
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an exceptional 20th century WWII German 12x60 observation binocular, presented on an adjustable wooden tripod. The binoculars were manufactured by the company Carl Zeiss. Car...
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Vintage 1940s Scientific Instruments

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Metal

6 Volumes, Winston Churchill, The Second World War
Located in New York, NY
6 Volumes. Winston Churchill, The Second World War. Bound in full blue morocco. Gilt ruling on covers. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Red morocco labels on spine. First Edition. Publi...
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20th Century English Books

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Leather

Military Binocular for Observation from Second World War
By Joseph Schneider
Located in Paris, FR
Military Binocular for Observation from Second World War Created and designed by Joseph Schneider 10x magnification.
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Mid-20th Century German Scientific Instruments

Three Volumes "The Second World War" 1966 First Edition, Milan
Located in Sofia, BG
Tutta La Seconda Guerra Mondiale These 3 volumes of the series are in excellent condition all the second World War, the men, the facts, the testimonies (format hardcover every volum...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Books

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Churchill, the Second World War. All First Editions in Full Leather Bindings
Located in Hillsborough, NJ
AUTHOR: CHURCHILL, Winston. TITLE: The Second World War. (The Gathering Storm - Their Finest Hour - The Grand Alliance - The Hinge Of Fate - Closing The Ring - Triumph and Traged...
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Vintage 1940s British Books

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Leather

Second World War by Winston Churchill, Easton Press Edition, Six Vol., 1989
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, The Second World War. Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1989. Collector's edition, bound in publisher's binding in leather. Presented is a special collector'...
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Vintage 1980s Books

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Leather, Paper

Second World War 10 x 80 Binoculars, Hensoldt Wetzlar, Germany
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
German Second World War Hensoldt Wetzlar Observation Binoculars, 10 x 80. A pair of German ex-military observation binoculars mounted on a modern aluminium cradle and gimble with vi...
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Vintage 1940s German Scientific Instruments

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Aluminum

The Second World War by Winston Churchill, First Edition, Signed by Churchill
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Winston S. Churchill’s complete, first edition in original dust jackets, six volume classic history of the Second World War. The set includes: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour;...
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Mid-20th Century British Books

Winston Churchill Signed Set, the Second World War, 6 Volumes in Period Leather
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a first edition, set of six volumes, of Winston S. Churchill's definitive history of the Second World War. Published and finely bound between 1948 and 1954 -- all true Britis...
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Mid-20th Century Books

Second World War, First Editions in DJs, Six-Vol., Signed by Winston Churchill
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Winston S. Churchill’s complete, first edition in original dust jackets, six volume Classic history of the Second World War. The set includes: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour;...
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Mid-20th Century Historical Memorabilia

Second World War US Navy Spyglass Dated 1942
Located in London, GB
A US Navy MK I Quartermaster's Spyglass by arguably America's finest optics company, Kollmorgen Optical Corp. It is dated 1942 and has a 2? inch diameter objective lens with 16 power...
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Vintage 1940s American Scientific Instruments

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Gold Plate, Brass

The Second World War, with Signed Note by Winston Churchill First Ed., 1945-1954
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, The Second World War. London, 1948-1954: Cassell & Co. Ltd. First editions, 6 vols. Bound by in full navy Moroccan leather with raised bands, gilt titles, and too...
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Vintage 1940s English Books

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Paper

Military Aviation Aerial Photography Camera Used During the Second World War
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
The K-20 is an aerial photography camera used during World War II, e.g., from the Enola Gay's tail gunner position of the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima. Designed by Fairchild Camera ...
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Vintage 1940s American Aviation Objects

"The Second World War," by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A vintage edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The Second World War, for which he was...
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Mid-20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Winston Churchill
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The...
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Late 20th Century American Books

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The S...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The S...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The Sec...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The S...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The S...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The S...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The S...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The S...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
By Houghton Mifflin & Co.
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition-United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The S...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

"The Second World War," Chartwell Edition by Winston Churchill
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton-Mifflin Company, Boston. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, The...
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20th Century American Books

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Paper

The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - Britain) by Winston Churchill
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - Britain) by Winston Churchill from the Educational Book Co. Ltd.- London, in 1954. A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume mem...
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Vintage 1950s English Books

"Second World War" by Winston Churchill, First Edition, Asprey Bindings
By Winston Churchill
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, The Second World War. London, 1948-1954: Cassell & Co. Ltd. First editions, 6 vols. Period Asprey bindings. Presented is a first edition set of The Second Worl...
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Vintage 1940s British Books

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Leather, Paper

The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - United States) by Winston Churchill
Located in Austin, TX
The Second World War (Chartwell Edition - United States) by Winston Churchill from Houghton - Mifflin Comapny, Boston A deluxe edition of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoir, Th...
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Late 20th Century American Books

The Second World War, Signed by Winston Churchill, First Editions, 6 Volumes
By Winston Churchill
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, The Second World War. London, 1948: Cassell & Co. Ltd. First editions, 6 vols. Signed by Churchill. All in original dust jackets with a custom slipcase. Presen...
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Vintage 1940s English Books

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Paper

The Second World War by Winston Churchill, First English Edition, Signed
By Winston Churchill
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston S. The Second World War. London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1948-1954. First English edition signed by Churchill in Volume IV. Period binding and presented in a custo...
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Vintage 1940s British Books

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Leather, Paper

Winston Churchill "The Second World War," First Editions in Period Leather
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a first edition collection (6) of Winston S. Churchill's definitive history of the Second World War. Published and finely bound between 1948 and 1954 by famed Bath, England ...
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Vintage 1940s British Books

The Second World War, Signed by Winston Churchill, First Edition, 1948-1954
By Winston Churchill
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston, The Second World War. London, 1948: Cassell & Co. Ltd. First editions, 6 vols. Signed by Churchill. All in original dust jackets with a custom slipcase. Presen...
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Vintage 1940s British Books

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Paper

Second World War by Winston Churchill, First Editions, 6 Vol Set, Signed
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is Winston S. Churchill’s complete six-volume Classic history of the Second World War. The set is signed by Winston Churchill himself, with a signature on the fifth volume. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Books

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Paper

Second World War by Winston Churchill, Signed 1st Edition, 6 Vol., 1948-1954
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Churchill, Winston S. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring (signed); Triumph and Tragedy. London: Cas...
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Mid-20th Century Historical Memorabilia

Winston Churchill. the Second World War, 6 Vol, All 1st U.S. Editions 1948-54
Located in Hillsborough, NJ
Author: Churchill, Winston. Title: The Second World War. (The Gathering Storm - Their Finest Hour - The Grand Alliance - The Hinge Of Fate - Closing The Ring - Triumph and Traged...
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Vintage 1940s American Books

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1932, W.H. Gispen for Gispen International, Pre Second World War 21/201 Chair
By Gispen Culemborg, Willem H. Gispen
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Original pre second world war side chair or dining chair in wood, yellow painted in those days. First the name was 21 later on 201. The yellow paint on top of several layers of paint...
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Base Metal

Carl Zeiss 12 x 60 German Observation Binoculars, Second World War
By Carl Zeiss
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an exceptional 20th century WWII German 12x60 observation binocular, presented on an adjustable wooden tripod. The binoculars were manufactured by the company Carl Zeiss. Car...
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20th Century German Historical Memorabilia

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Metal

The Second World War
Located in New York, NY
Winston S. Churchill. 6 volumes Second World War. All FIRST EDITION. Recent in full red morocco, six compartments to spine between raised bands, decorated of Rampant Lion, gilt ti...
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Vintage 1940s British Books

The Second World War
Located in New York, NY
The writings of Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War <br /> complete in six volumes recently bound in full navy blue morocco, all edges gilt, raised bands with red labels, gi...
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Vintage 1940s English Books

Winston Churchill, Second World War, First Edition
By Winston Churchill
Located in New York, NY
Six volumes. Published: London Cassell and Company, 1948-1954. First Edition. The Second World War by Winston Spencer Churchill. Illustrated with maps, charts and diagram. Finely bun...
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Late 20th Century Books

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Leather

Winston Churchill - The Second World War, first editions
By Winston Churchill
Located in New York, NY
CHURCHILL, WINSTON.<br /> <br /> The Second World War<br /> <br /> "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it." -Churchill<br /> <br /> <br /> FIRST ENGLISH EDITION...
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Vintage 1940s British Books

'Book Sets' 6 Volumes, Sir Winston S. Churchill, Second World War
Located in New York, NY
6 Volumes. Sir Winston S.Churchill. Second World War. Rebound in full blue morocco, all edges gilt, Raised bands, ornate gilt on covers and spines, marbled endpapers, Illustrated. P...
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20th Century English Books

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Leather

Sir Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War
Located in New York, NY
6 volumes Rebound in full blue morocco, all edges gilt, raised bands, ornate gilt on covers and spines, marbled endpapers. Published: London: Cassell And Co. 1958 First Edit...
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Vintage 1950s Books

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Leather

Books, Sir Winston Spencer Churchill's "The Second World War"
By Winston Churchill
Located in New York, NY
Six volumes. Octavo. First Edition! Bound in full blue Morocco, with single gilt-rule to covers, spine gilt motif of the rampant lion and red title labels, raised bands, and with all...
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Vintage 1940s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Winston Churchill, "The Second World War," First Editions Books
By Winston Churchill
Located in New York, NY
First English editions of Churchill's most important work in exquisite Bayntun-Riviere bindings. “In order to write The Second World War Churchill assembled a team of researchers ...
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Mid-20th Century Great Britain (UK) Modern Books

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Leather, Paper

"Winston Churchill The Second World War", First Editions
By Winston Churchill
Located in New York, NY
FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS (the preferred editions) in original dust jackets of Churchill's masterpiece. An outstanding set. “In order to write The Second World War Churchill assemble...
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Mid-20th Century British Books

Sir Winston S.Churchill, The Second World War
Located in New York, NY
6 Volumes. Rebound in 3/4 Blue Morocco, Cloth Boards, Top Edges Gilt, Raised Bands, Gilt Panels, Red Labels, Illustrated. Published: London: Cassell & Co. Ltd. 1948-1954. Fir...
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Vintage 1950s Books

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Leather

Second World War For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal second world war for your home. A second world war — often made from paper, animal skin and leather — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the second world war you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A second world war is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Folk Art, Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made second world war over the years, but those crafted by Winston Churchill, Carl Zeiss and Joseph Schneider are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

Finding the Right Books for You

Antique and vintage books add a sense of culture and style to any room. Displaying these types of books in your living room or reading nook can warm a space with a distinguished feel.

Several factors make antique books highly desirable. Original jackets, ornate binding, illustrations and quality of the print all contribute to making a vintage book special. Rare books are of great interest to collectors in the know and can command high prices at auction. In 2021, an important early artist book by Andy Warhol sold at auction for more than $106,000. Somewhere between all the commercial work he did as an ambitious young graphic designer in the early 1950s and his first real debut as a Pop artist a decade later, Warhol produced a trove of incredibly charming drawings. His illustrated self-published artist books from the 1950s are very rare.

Many collectors seek the first edition of certain books. Fewer copies of a book and higher demand make it a rare find. A book that contains the author’s signature also makes it much more prized than other examples of the same title.

Collectors and designers decorate rooms with vintage books for a cozy feeling in a home. Coffee-table books, such as those featuring photography and design, serve as conversation pieces or offer a relaxing moment when leafed through.

Interior designers look for vintage books when they want to add color or detail. For instance, leather-bound books can create a scholarly air while mid-century titles offer a modern edge. Vintage international books or first editions can provide a sense of history.

No matter the genre, there is a book for you. You can find rare, one-of-a-kind antique books on 1stDibs. Browse by authors, like celebrated architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright and Edgar Rice Burroughs, as well as by period, including mid-century modern, Art Deco and Victorian.

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