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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 299

    CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer (1874-1965). Autograph letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Victor, 2nd Earl of Lytton, House of Commons, [16 January 1902], congratulating him on his maiden speech [as a Conservative peer]: 'Splendid! No doubt you have laid the foundation stone of a great Parliamentary and public career', one page, 8vo, bifolium. Provenance: Victor, 2nd Earl of Lytton; and by descent.

    Price Realised  

    CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer (1874-1965). Autograph letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Victor, 2nd Earl of Lytton, House of Commons, [16 January 1902], congratulating him on his maiden speech [as a Conservative peer]: 'Splendid! No doubt you have laid the foundation stone of a great Parliamentary and public career', one page, 8vo, bifolium. Provenance: Victor, 2nd Earl of Lytton; and by descent.
    In spite of his talents, Lord Lytton's public career was to be hampered by an idealistic nature and espousal of unfashionable causes, from votes for women to collective security.


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