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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 269

    CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. The Collected Works ... Centenary Limited Edition, edited by Frederick Woods. London: Library of Imperial History, 1973 [but 1974]. 35 volumes INCLUDING ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIBER'S PROOF COPY OF VOLUME I, large 8°. Half tone plates, maps. Original armorial vellum gilt, with Churchill arms stamped in gilt on the upper covers, gilt edges, dark green cloth slipcases (occasional discolouration to vellum, as usual). Contained in a 19th-century 3-tiered wooden bookcase with glazed doors. Provenance: Mrs P. Thomas (subscriber's issuing stamp). LIMITED EDITION. While 3,000 copies were intended by the publisher, only about 2,000 were issued bound in vellum, with other sets later issued in red morocco. Woods p.391. (35)

    Price Realised  

    CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer. The Collected Works ... Centenary Limited Edition, edited by Frederick Woods. London: Library of Imperial History, 1973 [but 1974]. 35 volumes INCLUDING ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIBER'S PROOF COPY OF VOLUME I, large 8°. Half tone plates, maps. Original armorial vellum gilt, with Churchill arms stamped in gilt on the upper covers, gilt edges, dark green cloth slipcases (occasional discolouration to vellum, as usual). Contained in a 19th-century 3-tiered wooden bookcase with glazed doors. Provenance: Mrs P. Thomas (subscriber's issuing stamp). LIMITED EDITION. While 3,000 copies were intended by the publisher, only about 2,000 were issued bound in vellum, with other sets later issued in red morocco. Woods p.391. (35)


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