"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often": Winston Churchill’s Collected Works; 38 Volumes In Full Vellum In the Original Slipcases

  • The First Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill: Centenary Limited Edition.

The First Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill: Centenary Limited Edition.

$8,800.00

Item Number: 61090

London: Library of Imperial History In association With Charles Scribner's Sons and The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1973-76.

Centenary limited edition of Churchill’s Works, one of only 3000 sets produced. This copy is signed in My Early Life by Clementine Churhill, opposite her preface, “Inscribed by Clementine Spencer Churchill” and presented by her daughter Mary Soames to Mr. Ravi Tikkoo at York Races August the 22nd 1974.” Octavo, original full vellum, 34 volumes. Boards gilt-stamped with the Churchill arms, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original dark green slipcases, also gilt-stamped with the Churchill coat of arms. In excellent condition. A beautiful set.

"To achieve publication, 11 publishing houses in Great Britain, the United States and Canada released their individual copyrights, in exchange for the promise that no other complete collection of Churchill’s works would be published until the expiration of international copyright in 2019" (Langworth, 362).

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