• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    CHURCHILL, Winston Leonard Spencer. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, [1956-1958]. 4 vols., 8° (240 x 150mm), maps, some full-page. Original red cloth (one spine with small area of discolouration). Provenance: Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor (1935-2008; front blank blank inscribed in Clementine Churchill's hand: "To Richard Rhys on the occasion of his Marriage. From ... and ... ", and signed Winston S. Churchill and Clementine S. Churchill); the other 3 vols. signed with Winston's initials).

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    CHURCHILL, Winston Leonard Spencer. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, [1956-1958]. 4 vols., 8° (240 x 150mm), maps, some full-page. Original red cloth (one spine with small area of discolouration). Provenance: Richard Rhys, 9th Baron Dynevor (1935-2008; front blank blank inscribed in Clementine Churchill's hand: "To Richard Rhys on the occasion of his Marriage. From ... and ... ", and signed Winston S. Churchill and Clementine S. Churchill); the other 3 vols. signed with Winston's initials).

    FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY BOTH WINSTON AND CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL. Richard Rhys, the late Lord Dynevor, married Lucy, the daughter of Sir John Rothenstein, in 1959. Woods A138(a). (4)


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