The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill, The Centenary Edition [The Second World War, The World Crisis, Speeches, etc.]

The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill, The Centenary Edition [The Second World War, The World Crisis, Speeches, etc.]


Description: STUNNING 34-VOLUME CENTENARY EDITION of Churchill’s Collected Works. With extra subscribers’ proof copy of volume I. “Produced with the approval and co-operation of the Churchill Centenary Committee and family, it reproduces all Churchill’s fifty books in thirty-four volumes... The books are printed on Archive Long Life Text, all edges gilt, and bound in full vellum with 24-carat gold blocking” (Woods). Although the limitation notes that 3000 sets were produced, only about 1750 were actually completed. With Preface by the Baroness Spencer-Churchill. This set with bookplate designating it set number 381 and published for “Mr. A.R. Knight”. WITH AN EXTRA SUBSCRIBERS’ PROOF of volume one and stamped for Mr. Knight with the instructions for it to be returned to The Library of Imperial History. Note: Four volumes of Essays were published three years later in matching format and were not issued with this set. London: Library of Imperial History in association with the Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd, 1973. 35 volumes (34 + extra proof copy). Octavo, original full calfskin vellum with 24-carat gold blocking, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; original slipcases with gilt-stamped Churchill coat-of-arms. Natural age-toning to vellum, slipcases with wear from sticking to each other (very common with this set). An absolutely beautiful set.
Artist or Maker: CHURCHILL, WINSTON
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