"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often": Winston Churchills Collected Works; 38 Volumes In Full Vellum In the Original Slipcases
The First Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill: Centenary Limited Edition.
Churchill, Winston S.$8,200.00
Item Number: 26070
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 Complete Works, one of only 3000 sets produced. Octavo, original full vellum, 38 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 fine condition in the fine original slipcases. An exceptional 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 Churchills works would be published until the expiration of international copyright in 2019" (Langworth, 362).