The Second World War - Sir Winston Spencer Churchill 1948 to 1954 - Cassell and Co. Ltd., London - First Editions ‘I will leave judgements on this matter to history – but I will be one of the historians.’ - Winston Churchill.

A finely bound set of Churchill’s complete six volume classic history on World War II -
The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grant Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, Closing the Ring and Triumph and Tragedy.

Not since Julius Caesar and his Gallic Wars has there been a case of a great leader in war also being an able writer.

Churchill's most famous work continuing on from his earlier history of the First World War, '
The World Crisis'. The two together form, in Churchill's opinion, a comprehensive history of a second Thirty Years War.
  The Nobel prize for literature is given for a lifetime of written work, and there is a rule against its being awarded to politicians. This set convinced the Nobel award committee to waive that rule.

Named ‘Number One Non-fiction Book of the Century’ by
National Review.

References: Woods,
Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill, A123(b). Langworth, A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill, 264. See also Cohen.

Six octavo volumes (binding size 21.9x14.7cm), pp. [2] xv [1] 640 [2]; xvii [1] 684 [2]; xviii 818 [2]; xviii 917 [3]; xviii 673 [3]; xviii 716 [2]. Errata slip in volume I after page viii.
  Smartly bound in recent three-quarter maroon morocco over matching cloth, raised bands, twin navy blue morocco title labels lettered in gilt, 'lions rampant' tooled in gilt to spines, top edges gilt.   Condition: Fine in fine bindings   Ref: 111658   Price: HK$ 22,000