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[CHURCHILL, Winston S.] ASQUITH, Lady Cynthia (1887-1960). Autograph manuscript journals, 1914-1919, a sequence of ten volumes kept during and after the First World War, London, Stanway, Brighton and other places, 15 April 1915 - 9 November 1919, together with an unpublished "Account of my motor expedition in France", 25 October 1914, including a large number of unpublished passages, approximately 2,300 pages, 4to, annotations, underlinings, cancellations and page numberings in various hands in pencil, crayon and ballpoint ink, some passages cancelled for publication; bound in green, blue, and red morocco, or black moleskin (one), 235 x 190mm - 270 x 220 mm, paper labels (clasps forced open or removed causing damage to covers; covers of volume II detached; scuffed, worn and splitting in spines); with a commonplace book running up to 1946. Provenance: her son Simon Asquith (his signature to 4 volumes); Sotheby's, 22 July 1988, lot 302.

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