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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 30

    CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Typed letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Arthur John Cummings, 11 Morpeth Mansions, 18 March 1938, responding to the sight of a letter from Cummings to Lord Beaverbrook, 'I value very much the spontaneous agreement of so many Liberals on the views I have been expressing on foreign policy, and especially yours. I believe it should still be possible by pursuing the kind of policy I have outlined in the Evening Standard of today, to arrest the onward march of Dictators and prevent a war', one page, 4to; [with] a telegram from Churchill to Cummings, 27 February 1943, expressing thanks. Provenance: by descent from Arthur John Cummings.

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    CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Typed letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Arthur John Cummings, 11 Morpeth Mansions, 18 March 1938, responding to the sight of a letter from Cummings to Lord Beaverbrook, 'I value very much the spontaneous agreement of so many Liberals on the views I have been expressing on foreign policy, and especially yours. I believe it should still be possible by pursuing the kind of policy I have outlined in the Evening Standard of today, to arrest the onward march of Dictators and prevent a war', one page, 4to; [with] a telegram from Churchill to Cummings, 27 February 1943, expressing thanks. Provenance: by descent from Arthur John Cummings.

    'THE ONWARD MARCH OF DICTATORS'. Churchill's article in the Evening Standard attempted to draw attention to the impending crisis in Czechoslovakia, and to the desirability of a clear statement from the British Government of its intentions in the event of a German attack. (2)


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