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MY EARLY LIFE. - THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES. - GREAT CONTEMPORARIES. - STEP BY STEP.
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MY EARLY LIFE. - THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES. - GREAT CONTEMPORARIES. - STEP BY STEP.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Odhams Press Limited. London. 1947. FOUR VOLUMES. First Odhams Press editions. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.7 inches). Finely bound for Churchill, by Zaehnsdorf bookbinders, for presentation. My early life is inscribed 'To Air Commodore G. Powell from Winston S. Churchill. 1948', Thoughts and Adventures is signed 'W S Churchill', and the other two volumes are initialled by Churchill, all in black ink on the front blank endpapers. These are later editions of earlier titles but all four are the first printings of these Odhams Press editions, and are four of an unknown number of Odhams printings that were specially bound for presentation by Churchill. Bound by Zaehnsdorf, and with their gilt name stamp to the inner front boards, in full red morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Double gilt ruled borders to the boards. All four front boards have a gilt stamped facsimile of Churchill's signature to the bottom of the panel. Board edges double ruled in gilt. Decorative gilt rolled inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. Great Contemporaries has a small mark to the bottom of the spine otherwise the binding is clean and bright. The other three volumes all have staining to the bindings on the boards and spines and a couple have some bowing but they are all still attractive and sound. The blank endpapers have some offsetting around the edges and matching the lines of the endpapers. Some occasional foxing to some of the text pages but generally clean and tidy books throughout. The recipient of these four books was Air Commodore Griffith 'Taffy' Powell, a pilot who frequently flew Churchill both during the war with R A F Ferry Command and after when he was a commercial pilot, where he pioneered the development of Silver Cities Air Ferries, flying passengers and their cars between Britain and the continent. He is said to have offered Churchill free flights during his wilderness years and these books were probably given as a thank you for this generosity as well as Powell's war time work. He wrote a book about his years as a pilot, 'Ferryman: from Ferry Command to Silver City', which was published in England in 1982. The book contains mention of these volumes 'After his last flight to North Africa he (Churchill) gave me a handsomely bound and autographed set of his early works... ' , and a photo of Powell, stood outside of an aircraft with Churchill. A copy of the first edition of this book is included with the 4 Churchill books. I do not know how many books from these Odhams editions were bound for presentation but they are not common. I had three of these titles, in identical bindings, and all inscribed, signed and initialled by Churchill to the same person, back in 2006 but have not seen any others since.

$16652.50

THE WORLD CRISIS. THE EASTERN FRONT.
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THE WORLD CRISIS. THE EASTERN FRONT.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON SPENCER

Thornton Butterworth Limited. London. 1931. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo (9.5 x 6.4 inches). Contains 8 mono photo plates and several maps, plans and facsimiles of letters and documents, many folding. A fine copy throughout that looks like it has never been read. Publishers dark blue cloth binding with blind ruling and lettering to front board. Spine blind ruled to the top and bottom and lettered in gilt. A hint of rubbing to the extremities but overall a fine, tight and fresh copy in much better condition than usually found, the corners still sharp and the gilt on the spine still bright and sharp and the text pages bright and clean. A superior copy. ---- Issued as the final volume of Churchill's history of the First World war, the first five volumes being published between 1923 and 1929, The Eastern Front had a smaller print run than the earlier volumes and is consequently harder to find, particularly in such nice condition.

$832.63

A SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER...IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AUGUST 20th 1940.
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A SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER...IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AUGUST 20th 1940.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Baynard Press. London. 1940. FIRST EDITION. Printed stapled wraps. 16pp. A very good copy, with some spotting and a few small light marks to the wraps, otherwise this is a nice clean copy throughout. One small split to the very top of the hinge. Overall a very good copy of this fragile pamphlet. Housed in a felt lined clamshell box with black morocco spine, raised bands, decorated with Rampant Lion device in compartments, ruled and lettered in gilt. Black cloth on boards. ----- Printing and the mind of man. No.424 -----The Lion`s Voice. "If the Gettysburg Address is one of the most moving statements of democracy confronted by tragedy, Churchill`s historic exhortations are its equal in their ringing assertion of democracy confronting the seemingly irresistible forces of tyranny". First edition of Churchill`s famous rousing speech, commenting on the first months of the war and giving thanks to British Airmen. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few".

$799.32

A SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER...IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AUGUST 20th 1940.
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A SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER...IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AUGUST 20th 1940.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Baynard Press. London. 1940. FIRST EDITION. Printed stapled wraps. 16pp. A very good copy, with a neat ink stamp; Council of the County of Aberdeen, Education Committee - to the top of the front cover and a few small light marks to the wraps, otherwise this is a nice clean copy throughout. Corners a little bumped and small splits to the very top and bottom of the hinge. There is a small typed slip loosely inserted, stating; One copy for each school by the courtesy of the Scottish Education Department. Overall a very good copy of this fragile pamphlet. Housed in a felt lined clamshell box with black morocco spine, raised bands, decorated with Rampant Lion device in compartments, ruled and lettered in gilt. Black cloth on boards. ----- Printing and the mind of man. No.424 -----The Lion`s Voice. "If the Gettysburg Address is one of the most moving statements of democracy confronted by tragedy, Churchill`s historic exhortations are its equal in their ringing assertion of democracy confronting the seemingly irresistible forces of tyranny". First edition of Churchill`s famous rousing speech, commenting on the first months of the war and giving thanks to British Airmen. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few".

$999.15

GREAT CONTEMPORARIES.
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GREAT CONTEMPORARIES.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Thornton Butterworth Ltd. London. 1937. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated with 21 mono photo portraits including George Bernard Shaw, Leon Trotsky, Lawrence of Arabia, Hindenburg & Hitler and King George V. ---- A neat previous owners name to the front blank free endpaper, dated 1938, otherwise a clean and bright copy internally. Original dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Some light rubbing and bumping to cloth but the gilt still very good copy in the original first impression dustwrapper, complete with price (21s) on the inner front flap. The wrapper is in two parts, with a split down the spine and has some loss, but is held together in a removable brodart wrapper protector and could be restored if desired.

$999.15

THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
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THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Cassell. London. 1961. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.8 inches). Illustrated with 6 maps & 31 fascinating mono photographs taken during the war. Fine copy in recent fine leather binding of full red morocco, spine with five raised bands, gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt. --- Originally published as a part of Churchill's great four volume work; A History of the English speaking peoples - Vol.4. The great democracies, in 1958. This is the first printing of this history in its own right. Woods A138(b).

$766.02

THE WAR SPEECHES. Compiled by Charles Eade
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THE WAR SPEECHES. Compiled by Charles Eade

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Cassell & Company ltd. London. 1963. SECOND EDITION. Three volumes. Large 8vo (10 x 6.5 inches). Very good, bright set in publishers full dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Original dustwrappers with light spotting and minor fading to spines but overall a lovely clean set of the definitive edition of Churchill's war speeches.

$399.66

LONDON TO LADYSMITH. Via Pretoria.
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LONDON TO LADYSMITH. Via Pretoria.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1900. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.3 inches). Illustrated with four maps, three of them fold out, & four plans in the text. Publishers advert leaf and 32pp catalogue, dated 10.99, at the end of text. A little foxing to the first three pages otherwise a very good bright copy. Finely bound in recent full mid brown morocco. Spine with raised bands, twin red labels, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Original illustrated front board and spine bound in at the rear. A nice clean copy of this early Churchill title in an attractive leather binding.

$1065.76

THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan
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THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER

Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1899. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.5 inches). Portrait frontis of Viscount Cromer in volume one, and Lord Kitchener in volume two. Illustrated throughout with 56 mono plates, mostly by Angus McNeill of the Seaforth highlanders, and 34 maps, 20 of these fold out. With the corrected text -- inverted comma present on page 459 of volume 2. A little foxing to a few pages but overall a bright clean copy throughout. Finely bound in recent full navy blue morocco. Spines with raised bands, twin red labels, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edges gilt. Overall a very good copy of this important work. Churchill's second book. Only 2003 copies were published on 6th November 1899.

$3663.55

THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE. An episode of Frontier War
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THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE. An episode of Frontier War

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON L. SPENCER

Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1898. FIRST EDITION of Churchill's rare first book. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). Later state with the errata slip at the front of the book and publishers adverts dated 3/98. Frontispiece portrait and 6 maps. One of the folding maps is frayed to the blank margin. A clean and tight copy in the original Publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the front board and spine. Black coated endpapers. Previous owners bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Cloth is rubbed to the edges and the corners are bumped. Inner hinges still firm and without any of the cracking often found. Overall a very good copy of this famous book. ------ Based on his exploits with the Malakand Field Force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897, as first reported by him in the Daily Telegraph. The publication was arranged by Churchill's cousin as he was still in India. ---- Cohen A1.1.a. Woods A1a.

$2331.35

THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
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THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948-54. FIRST EDITION. Six 8vo volumes. Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. Some minor spotting to the first 3 pages of the first volume otherwise a fine, clean set, finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, spines with raised bands, gilt. Spine compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with gilt stamped rampant lion device. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine set of Churchill's monumental history.

$2664.40

THE WORLD CRISIS. -- THE AFTERMATH. -- THE UNKNOWN WAR. 1911-1918.  Abridged and revised with an additional chapter on the Battle of the Marne
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THE WORLD CRISIS. -- THE AFTERMATH. -- THE UNKNOWN WAR. 1911-1918. Abridged and revised with an additional chapter on the Battle of the Marne

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1941 and 1944. Three volumes. The rare Three-Volume, War time, Macmillan Abridged Reprint Edition in Dust Jackets. First and third volumes are the first Macmillan issues, the second is a 1944 reprint of the 1941 Macmillan issue. Illustrated throughout all 3 volumes with folding maps and plans. Very good bright and fresh copies throughout in the publishers navy blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. The original dustwrappers are all in very good condition with all prices still intact. Neat previous owners name on the front panel of the first volume, with the same person's bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Some minor rubbing and marking to the wrappers but generally these are all in very good condition making this a superior set. ------ The Unknown War is actually the remaining 600 sheets of the First edition of 1931, bought by Macmillan when the original publisher Thornton Butterworth closed in 1940 and issued with a cancel title page. A difficult set to find in dustwrapper.

$1665.25

MY EARLY LIFE. A Roving Commission
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MY EARLY LIFE. A Roving Commission

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Thornton Butterworth Limited. London. 1930. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 2nd state, with 12 titles by Churchill listed on the half title. Illustrated throughout with maps and portraits. A clean and bright copy, Finely bound in recent full red morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with Rampant Lion device, all in gilt. Single gilt decorative border on boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. Churchill's autobiographical writings on his younger years.

$1265.59

ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. C.H. M.P. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill
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ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill. C.H. M.P. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1938. FIRST EDITION. Very good copy in publishers blue cloth with gilt ruling and lettering on spine. Double blind ruled borders on boards. Some offsetting to half title and title page, from the frontis photograph. Spine is uniformly a little bit faded. Previous owners bookplate on front paste-down, designed by Jozef Sekalski. Overall a very good copy.

$333.05

ZIMBABWE CONSTITUTION ACT. 1979. From the library of Mary Soames
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ZIMBABWE CONSTITUTION ACT. 1979. From the library of Mary Soames

By ZIMBABWE

NP. 1979. ACT OF PARLIAMENT FORMING THE CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE. Folio. (13 x 8 inches). xi, 92, ii pp. A fine and bright copy in special presentation binding of full white vellum with title "Zimbabwe Constitutional Instruments. 1980" in gilt to front board. Housed in a blue cloth covered slip-case. A fine copy. With the posthumous ex libris bookplate of Winston Churchill's daughter, Mary Soames mounted onto the inner front board. --- Mary Soames husband, Christopher, served as the interim Governor of Southern Rhodesia from 1979 to 1980. As part of the Lancaster House Agreement, Soames administered Southern Rhodesia after it renounced its Unilateral Declaration of Independence and shepherded it to internationally recognised independence as Zimbabwe. From 1979 to 1981 he was Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords under Margaret Thatcher concurrent with his duties in Rhodesia.

$399.66

THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES.
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THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Thornton Butterworth Limited. London. 1932. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. A fine, clean copy internally in publishers original green cloth, the spine and front board lettered in gilt. Edges of boards a little rubbed and there is a very thin score mark to the front board but overall a very good copy. Only 4000 copies were published.

$499.58

A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. Volume I: The Birth of Britain. Volume II: The New World. Volume III: The Age of Revolution. Volume IV: The Great Democracies.
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A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLES. Volume I: The Birth of Britain. Volume II: The New World. Volume III: The Age of Revolution. Volume IV: The Great Democracies.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Cassell and Company Ltd. London. 1956-58. FIRST EDITIONS. Four Volumes. Complete. 8vo. (9.8 x 6.4 inches). Finely bound in recent full red morocco. Spines with raised bands, the compartments ruled lettered and decorated with Rampant lion device, all in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. A fine, clean and bright set of Churchill's hugely popular historical work.

$1665.25

IAN HAMILTON`S MARCH. Together with extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland. A Prisoner of war at Pretoria
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IAN HAMILTON`S MARCH. Together with extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland. A Prisoner of war at Pretoria

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1900. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). Portrait frontis. Ten maps and plans(one folding). 32pp of publishers adverts dated 10/99 at end of book. Some light spotting to front blank endpaper and half title otherwise this is a tight, bright copy. Black coated endpapers with no cracking at all. Book feels firm and square. Publishers deep red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. Spine with some minor bumping to extremities and light uniform fading but overall a much better copy than usually found. 5000 copies published 12th October 1900.

$999.15

IAN HAMILTON`S MARCH. Together with extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland. A Prisoner of war at Pretoria
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IAN HAMILTON`S MARCH. Together with extracts from the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland. A Prisoner of war at Pretoria

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1900. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). Portrait frontis. Ten maps and plans (one folding). 32pp of publishers adverts dated 7/00 at end of book. Previous owners neat ink name written on the blank front free endpaper and some browning to the blank endpapers otherwise this is a tight, bright, and clean copy. Black coated endpapers with no cracking at all. Book feels firm and square. Publishers deep red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt. Spine with just a hint of fading but overall a much better copy than usually found. 5000 copies published 12th October 1900.

$1332.20

THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
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THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

Cassell & Co. ltd. London. 1948 - 1954. FIRST EDITION. Six volumes. 8vo. Illustrated throughout with maps and plans, many folding. A fine, clean set, which has been finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather. The spines with raised bands, red title labels, gilt. Spine compartments ruled and decorated with gilt stamped rampant lion device. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. A fine set of Churchill's monumental history.

$2664.40

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