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F Throughout World War II, Winston W Churchill hurchill employed red stickers of his own invention that he affixed to memos demanding the immediate attention of his staff: ACTION THIS DAY. The phrase was purportedly first uttered by Churchill in October 1941, in response to a missive from four of his overtaxed codebreakers at Bletchley Park (including Alan Turing) pleading for resources to do their vital work. Churchill’s order to his staff: ““Action this day!” secured for the codebreakers everything they would need. This is a lone surviving original ACTION THIS DAY sticker with impeccable provenance. It came via Churchill’s legendary private secretary Elizabeth Nel, who personally presented it late in her life to a friend, from whom we acquired it. The sticker is here sold with correspondence from Nel and from the previous owner attesting to this. It is in very good condition. A rare and vivid keepsake of history. ( (#15052) $1,750

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catalogue of Churchilliana. Having put the spotlight last year on books by Winston Churchill in First Edition, we’ve chosen to feature this year a complimentary opposite of Churchill collectibles: pieces of ephemera, mostly paper, including precious letters, documents and photographs (many of them signed), original invitation cards and even an original Action this Day sticker, the first we have ever encountered. The enthusiastic response to last year’s Complete Works catalogue has, however, encouraged us to reserve space here for an encore. Within, you will again find First Edition copies of every book that Churchill wrote, most in the finest condition imaginable, including what we still believe to be the rarest Churchill book currently available, an original edition of For Free Trade, the holy grail of Churchill collecting. Of course, we continue to offer everything else relating to Winston Churchill. The entirety of our inventory may be viewed on our website: As always, enjoy, –Chartwell Booksellers


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In his memoir My Early Life, published in 1930, Churchill recalled his evening with Twain: I was thrilled by this famous companion of my youth. He was now very old and snow-white, and combined with a noble air a most delightful style of conversation. Of course we argued about the [Boer] war. After some interchanges I found myself beaten back to the citadel “My country right or wrong.â€? “Ah,â€? said the old gentleman, “When the poor country is ďŹ ghting for its life, I agree. But

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manhunt and (with a price on his head) at last making his way back through enemy lines to Pretoria. “The grand ballroom,� wrote the New York Times, “was crowded to the doors.� Introducing young Churchill that night was none other than Samuel Clemens, then-65, better known as Mark Twain. ““Mr. Churchill and I do not agree on the righteousness of the South African war, but that is of no consequence,� Twain began.

According to the New York Times, “ “Mr. Churchill was greeted cordially by the audience.â€? He showed nervousness at ďŹ rst, but soon forgot himself in his subject, and held the attention of his listeners by a clear recital of some of the most striking episodes of the struggle between Boer and Briton. A touch of humor, introduced half unconsciously, lightened up the lecture considerably.

this was not your case.â€? I think however I did not displease him; for he was good enough at my request to sign every one of thirty volumes of his works for my beneďŹ t; and in the ďŹ rst volume he inscribed the following maxim intended, I daresay, to convey a gentle admonition: “To do good is noble; to teach others to do good is nobler, and no trouble.â€?

This is an original invitation card sent by Churchill’s lecture booking agent, Major J.B. Pond, for: “a seat on the platform as one of the reception committee on the occasion of Mr. Winston Spencer Churchill’s ďŹ rst lecture in New York...Mr. S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain) will preside and deliver the address of welcome to Mr. Churchill.â€? The card is in ďŹ ne condition, just a trie agedarkened. Oh, to have been there that night. As close as we can get. ( 13562) (# 13562 $3,950

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hours? You will see the kind of use I want to make of the information from the rough passage enclosed, which I will of course rewrite in harmony with the actual facts. If any messages were received at that time, I should like to see them; but of course I should not think of publishing the text of

you are pleased with what I have written about this very delicate matter. There are one or two things about which I should like to talk to you, and I should be very much obliged if you would come in and see me one day next week at 2, Sussex Square. I am practically free every morning. Would Tuesday at 11:00 o’clock suit? [SIGNED in ink, all in Churchill’s hand:] Ever yours, Winston S. Churchill.

The letter laid into VOLUME II is on ““2, Sussex Square” letterhead. It is comprised of two stapled sheets, the first headed in ink: “Private & Personal.” F Th T is copy of Churchill’s six-volume history of the First World War was the property of William F. Clarke, one of the Bletchley Park code-breakers during WWII and an early member of Britain’s first Naval Intelligence codebreaing unit during and just after WWI. Stapled onto the rear free endpaper of VOLUME I and laid-into VOLUME II are individual typed letters signed to Clarke, each relating research questions Churchill had encountered while writing these particular volumes. The letter in VOLUME I is a single leaf dated April 20th, 1923, headed with the typed address: “25 Park Lane” and the word: “Private” in ink: Dear Mr. Clarke, I am very much obliged to you for your letter and delighted to hear that {

Dear Mr. Clarke [also in ink], I wish you could help me on the following point: On the afternoon of May 17, 1915, we intercepted a German message to the effect that their Fleet was coming out; and containing some expression from the German Admiral, like ‘I intend to fight by daylight.’ Fisher had resigned, and we were in the throes of a Cabinet crisis at the moment. I, however, made all the arrangements with the Second Sea Lord and Sir Arthur Wilson. We sent the whole British Fleet to the sea in the afternoon of the 17th, and waited on tenterhooks until the next day on the chance of a battle. The German fleet came out, but instead of coming over towards our coasts only cruised about pretty near the Heliogoland Blight, and about noon turned homewards again. Thus nothing happened. Could you find out for me what the German Fleet actually did: how far did they come out; which way did they turn, and at what

any of them without direct reference to the Admiralty. [SIGNED, all in ink:] Yours vt. [[very very trul trulyy] y] Winston S. Churchill Churchill.

Laid-in with this letter is a stapled two-page typescript titled by Clarke (in pencil): “For Mr. Winston Churchill’s World Crisis,” and dated: “May 17th 1915.” The text in it would ultimately appear, significantly revised, on page 366 of VOLUME II, which is here marked in ink with margin notes by Clarke, as is the ensuing page 370, noting Clarke’s contribution to the final text. VOLUME I contains Clarke’s bookplate on the front free endpaper and his name and address in ink on the front pastedown, together with a notation to “see page 381,” where Clarke has underlined a passage in pencil with the

margin note: “Rubbish.” Clarke has also tipped-in extra color fold-out charts to the rear pastedown of this volume, with the pencil notation: “German charts from the Naval History unsealed to explain Scarborough Raid, p. 448.” VOLUME II contains some brief notes in Clarke’s hand, together with his name and address in ink on the front pastedown. VOLUME III ((Parts 1 and 2) are each inscribed in ink on their respective half-titles: “To William F. Clarke from his loving father, Edward Clarke, 6 June 1927.” [ Sir Ed Edward Clarke, Solicitor General in the Conservative Government of 1886-1892, represented Oscar Wilde in his disastrous prosecution of the Marquess of Queensberry for libel. He was considered one of the leading barristers of the late Victorian era.]

VOLUMES I, II and V (“The Eastern Front”) are First Impressions of the First English Edition; VOLUME III ((Parts 1 and 2) are Second Impression copies and VOLUME IV (“The Aftermath”) is a Third Impression. All are in math” very good condition, with usual wear to the spines, their bindings square and tight, the cloth clean, the gilt bright, contents unfoxed. A truly historic set, here preserved in a handsome purposebuilt burgundy cloth slipcase. ( (#14999) $8,500 x


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“Adventures in the Air” by Winston S. Churchill COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE F The first American appearance for Churchill’s marvelous essay about his love of flying, following U.K. publication in Nash’s Pall Mall, where it was subtitled: “The Story of His Experiences in the Years Before the War & Some Memories of Gustav Hamel.” The essay was later included in Thoughts and Adventures. This is a very good copy of a truly ravishing magazine that also included new writing from Edna Ferber, Arthur Train and Rex Beach. ( 246) $150 (#

THE BRITISH GAZETTE [8 Issues Complete, plus a rare copy of The Sunday Gazette]

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“Let the Tyrant Criminals Bomb!” by Winston S. Churchill COLLIER’S MAGAZINE F Published January 14, 1939, this was one of Churchill’s final journalistic alarms against the Nazi threat before the March invasion of Czechoslovakia, here focusing on “Herr Hitler’s mounting air power.” The first appearance for this essay, which would subsequently be included in the COLLECTED ESSAYS, Volume I. The magazine is in beautiful condition, with a frontis mailing label, else fine. ( 4200) $150 (#

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F During the General Strike of 1926, Churchill, while Chancellor of the Exchequer, edited The British Gazette, created by the government to replace the striking daily newspapers. The Gazette was published for a total of eight issues, from 5 May-13 May 1926. Churchill also contributed original, unsigned articles to issues Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (May 5-7) and the final issue No. 8 (May 13), in which he charted “The Birth and Life of The British Gazette.” This is a complete set of these cheaplyproduced broadsheets, browned, but intact. No. 1 is the variant issue, printed with the internal pages 2 and 3 blank. Nos. 2, 4 & 5 are stamped: “Constitutional Club Smoking Room - Not To Be Taken.” Present here also is an extraordinarily rare copy of The Sunday Gazette, as noted and described by bibliographer Frederick Woods. “The Chartwell Trust archives also contains a proof of The Sunday Gazette dated 9 May 1926,” wrote Woods. “...Typographically similar to the British Gazette, it is separately numbered (No.1) and is printed on one side of the sheet. The proof contains no identifiable Churchill material, and there is no indication that it was ever issued.” ( 15437) $2,500 (#

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The card verso is postmarked “March 1940” and has been addressed in ink to: “Robert E. Macan, Boscombe, Salisbury.” Also present is the recipient, Mr. Macan’s, original typed letter requesting Churchill’s signature. ( (#14987) $5,500

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F Chilling memento of the war at home in Great Britain, a four page leaflet published by the Southern Defence Regional Headquarters, Reading, outlining detailed invasion instructions for its environs, echoing those “clearly laid down in the Ministry of Information leaflet ‘Beating the Invader.’” The front cover has been SIGNED in ink across the upper edge: “Winston S. Churchill.” The leaflet is dated “29th August 1941” and is in very good condition. It is handsomely framed with an original press photograph of Churchill, dated June 6, 1941, captioned: “THE PRIME MINISTER TAKES A SHOT AT A POTENTIAL ENEMY. Winston Churchill…tries his hand at an automatic gun duringa visit to an arms factory. Photo passed by the British censor.” ( 15822) (# 15822 $2,500

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F Undated paper caption reads: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marshall Stalin, President Roosevelt and Mr. Churchill photographed with some of the other delegates and advisors to the conference. Mr. Roosevelt is shaking hands with Section OďŹ&#x192;cer Mrs. [Sarah] Oliver, daughter of the Prime Minister. Behind Mr. Churchill is Mr. Anthony Eden, the Foreign Secretary. Mr. Molotov is standing behind Marshal Stalin.â&#x20AC;? The photograph was taken at the ďŹ rst meeting of the Teheran Conference held at the Soviet Embassy on 28 November 1943. The photo is in very good condition, stamped on verso: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Air Ministry OďŹ&#x192;cial Photograph PASSED For Publicationâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;United Nations Photographic Pool.â&#x20AC;? (#15781) $450 £ä

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F Caption, dated July 1944, reads: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Prime Minster Mr. Winston Churchill, accompanied by Gen. Sir Bernard Montgomery and Lt. Gen. Sir Miles Dempsey, commanding 2nd Army, paid a surprise visit to Caen, now entirely in Allied hands. He drove thru the town in an open car crossing the two bridges built by R.E. over the River Orne, and now known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Winston Bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Churchill Bridge.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; PHOTO SHOWS: The Prime Minister talking to some of the troops who led the assault on D-Day. Gen. Sir Bernard Montgomery is on right.â&#x20AC;? The photo is in very good condition, stamped on verso: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wide World Photos.â&#x20AC;? ( (#16082) $250

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1947 Q AN ORIGINAL WINSTON CHURCHILL CIGAR BAND F This “La Corona Winston Churchill Habana” cigar band is here affixed to a typed letter signed from Churchill’s “Honorary Secretary, A.D. Curtis,” dated June 3rd, 1947 on embossed House of Commons note paper. “Dear Joan, Mr. Churchill is very sorry he cannot send you his autograph, as he is asked so often for it, that if he did not make a rule about it he would have no time for anything else. Mr. Churchill hopes you will soon be well and meanwhile he is sending you a cigar band as a small souvenir, taken from one of the cigars he smoked himself.” The cigar band is affixed to the letter with a straight pin directly over the embossed seal. The original House of Commons embossed envelope is also present, postmarked June 3, 1947, and addressed to Miss Joan D. Stevenson of Nutley, NJ. There is also a photocopy of a 1949 newspaper article describing the girl’s autograph collection and the Churchill cigar band. There is glue residue on the envelope verso from a previous mounting but overall envelope, letter and band are in excellent condition. ( 15340) $2,750 (# 12

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COLOR PRINT of the Legendary Douglas Chandor Portrait Painting SIGNED by Winston Churchill F This portrait formed a pair with one of Clementine Churchill painted by the celebrated English portraitist Douglas Chandor in 1948. The image was featured on the cover of Time magazine that year and the original painting was purchased by Bernard Baruch for $25,000 and presented by him to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in 1960. This print of the painting measures 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. SIGNED and dated in ink: “Winston S. Churchill, 1949” on the mount, it measures 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches overall. The print is in beautiful condition, the mount is just a touch frayed and darkened with age, else fine. (#14005) $8,500

Douglas Chandor enrolled at London’s Slade School of Fine Art after being discharged with wounds towards the close of World War I. His first major commission was of the barrister Sir Edward Marshall-Hall. When the finished work was exhibited at the Royal Academy it attracted numerous further commissions including one to paint the Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor. This portrait drew “half London” to the Grieves Gallery. Chandor’s first exhibition in New York in 1927 led to an invitation to paint President Hoover and his entire cabinet. Together with his earlier British “Society” work, the Presidential commission helped establish Chandor as one of the world’s foremost political portraitists. 13


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To secure the picture he wanted, he went up to Churchill and plucked the cigar out of his mouth. ‘By the time I got back to my camera,’ Karsh later recalled, ‘[‘[Churchil [Churchill Churchill] l ] looked so belligerent he could have devoured me. It was at that instant that I took the picture.’” ORIGINAL ≤ VINTAGE

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F This marvelous, undated, original caricature is executed in black ink on drawing paper and is SIGNED: ““Low,” with the additional ink notation: “Winston C.” David Low was the most influential cartoonist of his generation, with over 14,000 drawings produced over a fifty-year career. Low described himself simply as “a nuisance dedicated to sanity.” His favorite subject was Winston Churchill, whom he captured indelibly from a variety of perspectives, including this one-of-a-kind, quintessential image, which is here sumptuously framed (10 x 14 1/2 inches overall). (#13831) $3,500

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F Yousuf Karsh’s definitive portrait of a scowling, bulldog Winston Churchill (“The Angry Lion”) was taken 30 December 1941 in an ante-room of the Ottawa House of Commons following Churchill’s address to the Canadian Parliament. As official biographer Sir Martin Gilbert wrote in his own memoir, In Search of Churchill Churchill, Churchill was, at the time, “in [a [a] a] happy mood... He had just made a successful speech [[‘Some ‘Some chicken... some neck’ neck’]]. He had left the parliamentary chamber smiling... Karsh had hoped for something stern and warlike.

Karsh’s iconic image has been endlessly reproduced but originals printed by him within a few years of having snapped the picture are rare. This is one such print, in virtually mint condition. It measures 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches and is SIGNED floridf ly with a stylus pen: “Karsh of Ottawa” in the lower right corner of the image. The print is also stamped on the verso with Karsh’s copyright stamp and the pencil notation “No: R.L.” The print is inconsequentially creased in areas along the white border and bears one very faint scratch within the upper left area of the print, not affecting the Churchill image. The print is preserved in its original Karsh Studio presentation folder with the address (The The Hardy Arcade Arcade, 130 Sparks Street, Ottawa Ottawa) and Karsh’s logo stamped in silver on the cover. The folder shows some age-fading. The print does not. ( 15037) $7,500 (#

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Our “MAN OF THE CENTURY” LITHOGRAPH (Limited to 500 copies)

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F Our own tribute to Winston Churchill as Man of the [20th] Century, from a portrait sketch executed by the German artist Alfred Kloke, signed and dated, “Kloke/Berlin 1948 1948,” reproduced by Chartwell Booksellers in an elegant offset lithograph (13 x 13 inches) headed: “Winston S. Churchill - Man of the Century.” Limited to 500 numbered copies. (#4223) $350

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Churchill’s first book, true-life military adventures drawn from newspaper despatches filed by the 22-year-old correspondent while serving on India’s Afghanistan-bordering Northwest Frontier under Major-General Sir Bindon Blood. Wrenching to read how little has changed in this region since Churchill’s time. The First Edition is easily distinguished by its apple-green cloth binding but MALAKAND is prized by collectors in almost any edition.

First English Edition (Cohen A1.1.a) (Woods A1a) $8,500 #10103

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More blood and guts reportage by young Winston, the war correspondent, here in his second book delivering a brilliant history of British involvement in the Sudan and an account of the fierce campaign for its reconquest that Churchill himself participated in. Originally published in two large, lavish and, today, extremely rare volumes. All subsequent editions were significantly abridged.

First English Edition Two-Volume --Volume Set (Cohen A2.1.a) (Woods A2a)

$12,500 #14220

An extraordinarily beautiful set, the blue-black cloth uncharacteristically clean and fresh, the gilt lettering unusually bright, the binding especially square and tight. There is scattered light foxing throughout, more pronounced at the prelims, but overall this is as fine an example of this proud, perishable two-volume tome as may be found. Preserved in a very handsome purpose-built slipcase of recent vintage.

Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods’ original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur’s Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).

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A very good copy of the First State, (as per bibliographer Ronald Cohen), impressively bright and square, with sharp corners. The spine is a bit age-darkened and a trifle worn at the head but the gilt spine lettering is bright. The rear publisher’s catalogue is present, dated 12/97, and there are no errata slips. (Frederick Woods’ original Churchill bibliography indicated two “states” based on the presence or absence of errata slips. Subsequent research has indicated that no precedence should be assigned. A rear catalogue dated 12/97 does, however, generally mean an earlier state than copies with 3/98 catalogues.) The first folding map has left some slight offsetting to the facing page; there are no tissue guards on any of the maps, nor do there ever appear to have been. The frontis portrait tissue guard is present. A handful of pages remain uncut, including the title page and dedication page. Page 9 has been awkwardly cut. Contents otherwise fine, with only the barest browning to prelims. Presented in a stunning burgundy half-leather cloth solander.

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First American Edition (Cohen A3.1.a) (Woods A3a) $2,250 #14225

A superior copy, with blue cloth and gilt lettering that are especially fresh, contents fine, entirely unfoxed. Spine joints are very faintly rubbed and there is a neat, vintage owner inscription on the front free endpaper, as well as a tiny bookshop label partially removed from the rear pastedown. Otherwise, immaculate. A very desirable example of the rare, true first edition.

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The first of two Boer War volumes derived from young Winston’s newspaper despatches as a war correspondent, featuring a thrilling account of his escape from the Boers, an escape that helped launch his political career. The First English edition was published elaborately in fawn-colored cloth stamped with a striking cover illustration of an armored train (the one that helped transport Churchill to freedom). The American edition is an unadorned, though still handsome, red cloth binding with gilt lettering.

First English Edition (Cohen A4.1.a) (Woods A4a) $1,850 #14234

An unusually handsome copy with bright cover art and a spine that is neither faded, darkened nor worn. Corners are sharp and the binding is especially tight, with notably fresh black endpapers. There is foxing to the prelims and lower fore-edge only and an owner name in ink on the front free endpaper. Contents fine.

First English Edition (Cohen A3.2.a) (Woods A3ba) $3,500 #14229

First American Edition (Cohen A4.2.a) (Woods A4ba) $650 #11767

A very good copy, cloth and gilt brilliantly fresh and bright, spine a touch faded but far less so than is common with this book. Contents fine and unfoxed, no maps misfolded. Discreet owner initial ink stamp on the front free endpaper, else fine. A beautiful example.

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A virtually mint copy. The green cloth and the gilt typography fairly gleam. There is a faint hint of roughness to the cloth at the lower corner of the front board, if only by comparison to the flawlessness of the rest of the book. The binding is square, the contents immaculate, with a tiny, almost imperceptible debossed stamp of W.R. Smith, London booksellers on the upper corner edge of the black front free endpaper. It is actually a charming ornament to this uniquely fine copy of a book rarely seen in fine condition.

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The culmination of Churchill’s Boer War narrative including the triumphant liberation of his former-POW camp in Pretoria.

First English Edition

Churchill’s impassioned two-volume biography written in defense of his maligned father’s posthumous reputation. Subsequently issued in an unabridged one-volume edition. A bulwark of any Churchill collection.

(Cohen A8.1.a) (Woods A5) $1,750 #14237

First English Edition/Presentation Set 2 Volumes (Cohen A17.1) (Woods A8a) $2,000 #14410

A particularly beautiful First English edition copy. The cloth is fresh, the gilt lettering and spine lightly faded but unworn. Binding is tight and the corners are sharp. Contents fine, with a former-owner name in ink on the front free endpaper and the half-title oddly trimmed of an upper half-inch, not affecting the printed title itself. Strikingly well-preserved.

The title pages of both volumes here are embossed: ““Presentation Copy” with a circular blind-stamp. According to the new Cohen bibliography, Churchill requested from his publisher, Macmillan, a total of 50 copies for presentation. He received them, though Macmillan was quite concerned that Churchill was giving away too many copies, admonishing him, “not to make any presents ...to people who ought naturally to buy them.” This set, then, is a rare (though perhaps not as rare as Macmillan would have preferred) presentation set. Externally, it is in fine shape, the cloth vivid, the spines unfaded, the gilt bright, the binding square and the corners sharp, with two creases in the rear board of Volume II. Internally, there is very light, scattered foxing largely limited to the prelims, and a bookplate removed from each front pastedown. All four hinges have been discreetly reinforced and the second front free endpaper is missing from Volume I. Else fine.

First Canadian Softcover Edition (Cohen A8.3[?]) (Woods A5cb) $5,000 #14434

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This first Canadian issue in wrappers does not appear in Woods or (can it be!) in Cohen’s new bibliography, though Langworth does include it in his Connoisseur’s Guide. Like the Canadian Ladysmith edition it was produced from American edition sheets, bound in a very attractive crossed-flag design that is superior to the plainly bound English and American first editions and even slightly different from the Canadian clothbound issue’s cover, with a facsimile Churchill signature added. Though the spine here is loosening and the binding and covers, as one may imagine, are extremely fragile, this is a very good copy overall, clean and wholly intact, with a short, closed tear to the upper left corner of the prelims, not affecting any text. In fact, this may very well be the lone copy in wrappers extant. It is the copy that Langworth referenced for his Guide entry. 22

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FOR FREE TRADE

In tandem with MR. BRODRICK’S ARMY, this has always been the holy grail of Churchill books and may in fact be even rarer than the infamous BRODRICK. As with BRODRICK , FOR FREE TRADE was crudely produced, bound in red printed wraps, and, again, the surviving handful of copies (as few as twelve accounted for) today constitute the stuff of collectors’ dreams.

First English Edition (Cohen A18.1) (Woods A9)

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MR. BRODRICK’S ARMY (1903)

First American Edition (1977) (Cohen 10.3.a) (Woods A6c) Contemporary ontemporary facsimile reprint. A virtually mint copy ontem copy. $95 #14238

Big game hunting on the Dark Continent with young Churchill as guide; a travelogue of Britain’s East Africa possessions written by the then-Undersecretary of State for the Colonies. The First English edition is particularly coveted for its handsome cover woodcut of the author posed beside a trophy rhinoceros. The more plainly bound American edition, which utilized English first edition sheets, has no woodcut on its brownish-red buckram cover but is a far rarer book.

First English Edition (Cohen A27.1) (Woods A12aa)

$1,850 #10858

A very good copy in every respect, the cloth clean and bright, the corners sharp, if turned just a bit. The cover art is vivid and the spine is uniquely unfaded, just faintly rubbed, with a very short closed tear at the head. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown, the contents are otherwise fine and unfoxed. A superior example of this beautiful volume, housed in a purpose-built red cloth slipcase.

First American Edition (1909) (Cohen A27.6) (Woods A12ab) $1,250 #14436

A beautiful copy of the second issue, (as per Cohen), with an undated cancel title page stating: “Hodder & Stoughton, New York and London.” The spine has faded just a bit and there is light scattered foxing to the prelims, front and rear, more pronounced at the rear. There is a tiny ink notation on the rear pastedown. Else fine, with robust cloth, tight, square binding and clean contents.

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W Without question the rarest Churchill book available today. A small, 136-page paperback-size collection of nine speeches delivered on the title subject by Winston Churchill as a 31-year-old MP for Manchester, it was published by Arthur L. Humphreys, Manager of Hatchard’s, the venerable London bookshop (that still exists). The front cover has triangular losses at each corner, as well as some surface chipping, but is attached and intact. It has also darkened with age and there is a faint pencil marking visible near the publisher’s name. The spine has fragmented but is also entirely present. Though published blank, it has been hand-lettered in nowfaded ink: ““Free Trade–Churchill, M.P.” The rear cover (advertising Mr. Brodrick’s Army Army) is brighter and less worn. The binding is intact and the contents are fine, clean and unfoxed. The title page is stamped: “Reference Dept -The National Union-10 Apr 1906.” The last intact copy of For Free Trade to have surfaced and sold was in 1998 (here at Chartwell Booksellers).

1908

MY AFRICAN JOURNEY

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Churchill’s first widely-published hardcover collection of political speeches, expressing “radical” liberal views that were quite advanced for his time, prefiguring the modern welfare state that Churchill and David Lloyd George would set in motion. Though the burgundy clothbound English edition was handsomely produced, with Churchill’s signature in gilt across the front board, the American edition, similarly bound but without the gilt signature, is rarer. Increasingly scarce in either edition.

First English Edition (Cohen A29.1.a) (Woods A15a) $1,750 #14248

A very good copy, cloth and gilt fresh, the spine faded only nominally. The binding is square, the contents fine, with very faint foxing to the prelims and fore-edges only. Rare thus.

First American Edition (Cohen A29.2) (Woods A15c) $1,500 #10219

An absolutely beautiful copy of the far rarer American issue, one of only 465 copies produced. The cloth and gilt are exceptionally fresh, bright and unfaded, the binding is pristinely square and tight. There is a previous owner name inked on the front free endpaper and the prelims only are partially toned across the upper page edges, with very faint, scattered foxing throughout, else fine.

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Six speeches from the 1910 general election rebuking the Tories for their rejection of “The People’s Budget.” Originally published in simultaneous hard and softcover editions, the book is rarely encountered today in either format. In fact, this is probably the third rarest Churchill work after MR. BRODRICK’S ARMY and FOR FREE TRADE. It was reprinted twice in the 1970s, though even these reprints are scarce.

First English Hardcover Edition (Cohen A31.1.b) (Woods A16aa) $12,500 #14416

In his new Churchill bibliography, Ronald Cohen reveals that this hardcover edition consisted of only 100 copies, bound on 20 December 1909, two weeks before the softcover edition was bound. “It is, at least, very clear,” writes Cohen, “that only a few such copies were offered for sale and that they are extremely scarce.” The book also did not age especially well, but this is a first-rate example of the Second State, with the pagination for page 71 corrected (and an Appendix and Index at rear). The cloth is a rich, deep red, the gilt lettering is bright on the front face, though the spine has faded considerably. The binding is tight, the boards clean, if just faintly bowed, the pages faintly browned, as per usual, and there is a discreet ink gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Else fine. Most certainly, in this format, the third rarest volume in the Churchill canon.

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Churchill’s highly subjective history of the First World War; five volumes (in six books) written over eight years. Initial volumes were first published in the U.S. (by a matter of days), making the American edition the true first edition. Volume 1 (1911-1914) and Volume 2 (1915) were published in 1923. Volume 3 (1916-1918) was published in two parts in 1927 (hence the five/in six volumes ultimate format format. Volume 4 (THE AFTERMATH 1918-1928) was published in 1929; and Volume 5 (THE UNKNOWN WAR ;U.S.= )/( /(THE EASTERN FRONT ;U.K.= ) in 1931. /(

First American Edition Set (4 of 6 in dust jackets) (Cohen A69.1) (Woods A31aa)

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Arguably Winston Churchill’s most entertaining book, a memoir of youth and wayward school boyhood – in fact, the only volume of personal memoirs that Churchill ever wrote. Published in the U.S. under the title, A ROVING COMMISSION. The work is available today in a variety of endlessly reissued editions. True first editions, however, remain quite rare.

First English Edition without Dust Jacket (Cohen A91.1.b) (Woods A37a)

$1,750 #14266

This is the less common Second Binding state (per Cohen) in smooth pink cloth, with the variant five-line title block on the cover. The boards, front and rear, are fresh and bright. The spine is far less faded than usual with this book and is unworn. Contents unfoxed and absolutely fine, with some roughly cut pages and a map after page 166 that is a bit chipped. Otherwise a beautiful example of this variant binding.

First American Edition (Cohen A91.2.a) (Woods A37b) $1,850 #14039

A very good copy in the very rare dust jacket, which exhibits light creasing along the upper and lower edges of the front face and fractional losses at the corners, front and rear, but is otherwise astonishingly bright and fresh, with rich color and little fading to the notoriously fade-prone spine. There is a short closed tear extending one-half-inch from the spine head and an infinitesimal chip at the tail, else fine. The book itself is in beautiful condition, the contents clean and unfoxed, the binding square and tight. An excellent jacketed rarity.

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A strikingly beautiful set, the latter four books in their original, exceedingly rare, unprice-clipped dust jackets. VOLUME I has dulled along the spine, as per usual with this book. It is otherwise in excellent condition, square, tight and unfoxed. VOLUME II is the binding variant of the First Edition/First Printing, as per Cohen (A69.1;II=.b). VOLUME III (Parts 1 & 22) are in their original dust jackets, which are crisp and clean, with an inch of loss at spine head of Part I.

jacket is lightly edge-chipped and has darkened significantly at the spine. The front and rear faces are otherwise fresh and bright. There is a tiny vintage bookshop sticker on the lower corner of the front free endpaper. VOLUME V (“The Unknown War” ) jacket is near-fine. All volumes, by virtue of their jackets are in spectacular condition, inside and out. Interestingly, laid-into VOLUME I is a vintage mailer, dated 1923, from Machin’s Tailored Shirts of Los Angeles, addressed to “Mr. Geo S. Patton, San Gabriel, Cal.” General George S. Patton (Jr.) was born in San Gabriel, California and grew up there. His father was George S. Patton (II), so it is more than likely that this volume, if not the entire set, belonged to him and was read by his son, a voracious student of military history at a young age.

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This slender compilation of speeches about Gandhi and “Our Duty in India” was simultaneously published in especially handsome hardcover and softcover editions, both much prized today by collectors.

First English Hardcover Edition in Dust Jacket (Cohen A92.1.a) (Woods A38)

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First English Edition without Dust Jacket (Cohen A951.a) (Woods A39a)

$950 #14411

A very good copy, without the dust jacket, virtually mint, save for a short, half-inch closed tear to the lower front hinge and a previous owner name in ink on the front free endpaper, dated “Christmas 1932.” The cloth, binding, gilt lettering and contents are all impeccably fresh. Unique thus.

First American Edition in Dust Jacket (Cohen A95.2) (Woods A39b)

A very good, near-fine copy of the First American edition in the extraordinarily rare dust jacket, which is in beautiful condition, though neatly price-clipped. The dust jacket faces, front and rear, are bright and crisp. The dust jacket spine is mildly faded, as is common with this book, but less so than usual, with a short closed tear at the head but no edge-chipping. The book itself is in ravishing condition, the cloth a brilliant salmon pink, front to back, including the notoriously fade-prone spine. There is a tiny bookshop sticker on the rear pastedown, else fine. Laid-in is a marvelous vintage Scribner promotional insert: “These Famous Authors Have Written New Books For You.” Winston Churchill and Amid These Storms share a page with Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon.

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This is an extraordinarily fine copy of the exceedingly rare hardcover First Edition, in the even scarcer dust jacket. The jacket is lightly edge-chipped with a short closed tear at the spine head and loss of less than one-half-inch at the tail but otherwise is remarkably bright and fresh on both front and rear panels, and moderately faded along the spine. The book itself is pristine and appears unopened, cloth a brilliant orange, contents fine. As precious and rarely seen as any volume in the Churchill canon.

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Churchill’s majestic biography of the first Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill: soldier, statesmen, hard-headed Churchillian ancestor. Initially published in England as a lush four-volume set and then as a somewhat less deluxe six-volume set in the U.S.

The Deluxe SIGNED Limited Edition 4 Volumes (Cohen A97.1.a) (Woods A40a) $20,000 #14373

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Penetrating profiles of twenty-one political and literary luminaries. An utter delight to read; beautifully written, brutally opinionated (Hitler comes off just a bit better than Shaw). The ensuing “Revised” edition (and most future reprints) added four new profiles: Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell and President Franklin Roosevelt.

First English Edition in Dust Jacket (Cohen A105.1.a) (Woods A43a) $5,000 #14406

A very good copy in an unclipped dust jacket that is simply beautiful, a rich, bright orange, almost imperceptibly darkened, almost entirely unfaded, marred only by a oneinch seam of loss along the front fold. The book itself is mint, as if just-published. A role model.

First American Edition in Dust Jacket (Cohen A105.2.a) (Woods A43ab) $1,150 #14283

A very good copy in the very rare dust jacket, which is unclipped and in beautiful condition, bright and clean, with approximately one-quarter inch loss at the head of the spine, another oblong patch of loss approximately three-quarter-inches in length near the front spine fold and fractional loss at the corners, else fine. The book is itself absolutely mint, save for a tiny vintage bookshop sticker on the front free endpaper.

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One of the marvels of the Churchill canon. This is the only signed trade edition and one of only two publisher’s leatherbound first editions ever produced (the other being the presentation binding of The Second World War ar). Bound in full dark orange Niger by Leighton Straker, this is number 101 of 155 copies SIGNED by Winston Churchill. All volumes are in very good condition, the leather unfaded, stamped in gilt with the Marlborough crest on the upper boards, gilt lettered on the spines in six compartments with raised bands. Top edges are gilt, and the endpapers are marbled. The original card slipcases are not present.

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Churchill’s initial alarms against Hitler and the Nazis are collected here in 41 eloquent pre-war speeches, 1936-1938, edited by his son Randolph. Published in the U.S. under the title, WHILE ENGLAND SLEPT. Only reprinted once.

First English Edition in Dust Jacket (Cohen A 107.1) (Woods A44a) $2,500 #11755

A very good copy in the very rare dust jacket, which has lightly browned along the edges, more severely so along the spine, but otherwise maintains its pale blue luster. Upper edge of dust jacket is chipped here and there, with fractional loss at head of spine and along upper spine fold. Internally, the dark blue cloth boards are uniquely fresh and unfaded, even along the notoriously problematic spine. There is faint scattered foxing and very light toning to prelims, with a discreet owner initial ink stamp on the front free endpaper, else fine.

First American Edition in Dust Jacket (Cohen A 107.2.a) (Woods A44b) $2,000 #14518

Chilling anthology of Churchill’s prescient newspaper pieces for the Evening Standard and Daily Telegraph about the rising Nazi threat, commencing in 1936 with Hitler’s reoccupation of the Rhineland, through the final months before the declaration of war in 1939.

First English Edition in Dust Jacket (Cohen A111.1.a) (Woods A45a) $1,000 #15309

A very good copy in the rare and extremely perishable dust jacket, which is unclipped but moderately darkened with age, as per usual, with slight edge-chipping and a short closed tear at the upper edge of the front face. The book itself is in lovely condition, the green cloth boards are square, the gilt is bright. The contents are fine, clean and unfoxed, though the front and rear free endpapers have been faintly toned by the dust jacket flaps. Else fine. A beautiful copy.

First American Edition in Dust Jacket (Cohen A111.2) (Woods A45b) $750 #14945

A very good, nearly fine copy in the rare dust jacket, which is in astonishingly fresh condition, unclipped, bright, and virtually unfaded. There is an almost imperceptible loss of color along the spine and some very faint edge-chipping, else fine. Contents fine, as well. Unique thus; as if preserved in a vault.

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THE WAR SPEECHES

1941-46

Seven individual speech compilation volumes were published yearly, beginning in 1941, under the following titles: INTO BATTLE (1938-1940 speeches) [[published in the U.S. as BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS]; ] THE UNRELENTING STRUGGLE (1940-1941);THE END OF THE BEGINNING (1942); ONWARDS TO VICTORY (1943); THE DAWN OF LIBERATION (1944); VICTORY (1945); and SECRET SESSION SPEECHES (Various Dates).

First English Edition Set in Dust Jackets Complete in Seven Volumes (Cohen A142-A227) (Woods A66-A114)

$1,500 #3115

This is a very good set in dust jackets that are correct and unclipped, exhibiting varying degrees of wear. Contents of all volumes are in near fine condition. (See our website listing for complete details). An extremely handsome set of hardy wartime survivors, preserved in a purpose-built slipcase of burgundy cloth.

First American Edition Set in Dust Jackets $2,500 #10273

1948-61

Five postwar speech compilation volumes were published, beginning with THE SINEWS OF PEACE in 1948 (late-1945-1946 speeches, including the legendary Fulton, Missouri “Iron Curtain” speech); EUROPE UNITE in 1950 (1947-48); IN THE BALANCE in 1951 (1949-50); STEMMING THE TIDE in 1953 (1951-52); and THE UNWRITTEN ALLIANCE, the final collection of Churchill speeches, covering the years 1953-1959. This book appeared in England only and is perhaps the rarest of the postwar speech volumes.

First English Edition Set (Cohen A241-A273) (Woods A124- A142) $1,650 #9757

A very good set, virtually mint, in dust jackets that exhibit very faint wear, mostly along the spines, else fine. Europe Unite and In the Balance dust jackets are price-clipped, all others are not. Contents of all volumes are especially clean and unfoxed, save for ink gift inscriptions on the front pastedown of In The Balance and on the front free endpaper of The Unwritten Alliance. A fine set overall.

First American Edition Set Complete in Four Volumes (Cohen A241-A264) (Woods A124-A137) $850 #15385

A very good set of the four volumes published in the U.S., here in the rare dust jackets. The Sinews of Peace and Stemming the Tide jackets are price-clipped; Europe Unite and In the Balance jackets are unclipped. All four jackets are very modestly edge-chipped, with fractional losses, else fine. While brilliant and unfaded on the front and rear jacket faces, the spine of In the Balance is significantly sunfaded and carries a small, discolored library mark. Cloth bindings of all four have very faintly faded as well. Contents fine, with a formerowner bookplate on each front pastedown. A lovely set overall.

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This is a complete, virtually mint set of the far rarer First American editions, in their extremely handsome dust jackets, which are all pristine. Each book has a faint former-owner name in ink on the front free endpapers. They also exhibit some slight toning, else fine. Impeccable.

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THE SECOND WORLD WAR The best-selling six-volume history that helped gain Churchill a Nobel Prize for literature. Published first in the U.S., the ensuing English edition contained numerous corrections and even a few additional maps. It is therefore considered more definitive, though today the American edition is rarer.

THE GATHERING STORM

INSCRIBED by Churchill to his Daughter, Mary,

and her New Husband

(Cohen A240.1[I-VI]) (Woods A123aa) $45,000 #16069

othing in the realm of Churchilliana is more precious than a First Edition inscribed by Winston Churchill to a member of his immediate family. Here is one such prize, a First American edition copy, in dust jacket, of THE GATHERING STORM – the premiere volume in Churchill’s six-volume history of the Second World War – inscribed to his youngest daughter, Mary, and to her then-new husband, Christopher Soames, in ink on the front free endpaper: “To Mary and Christopher, from Papa 1948.” The book exhibits noticeable shelf wear to the cloth and moisture appears to have caused the ink inscription to smear just a bit but the contents are fine and the dust jacket, though edge-chipped and age-darkened, is intact and unclipped. The book is preserved in a stunning, purpose-built, quarter-burgundy leather clamshell solander. Mary Spencer-Churchill (today, Lady Mary Soames) was the youngest of Winston and Clementine Churchill’s five children, born on 15 September 1922. She married Christopher Soames on 11 February 1947 at St. Margaret’s, Westminster. Soames was at that time Assistant Military Attaché in Paris. Educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, before being gazetted 2nd Lieutenant Coldstream Guards in 1939, Soames had served throughout the war in the Middle East, Italy and France, attaining the rank of Captain in 1942. He would become an intimate companion to his fatherin-law, even contributing notes to the writing of Churchill’s Second World War memoirs. “I should like to have your narrative of the Battle as you saw it with the Cold Stream,” Churchill wrote to Soames on 11 November 1948, “...I send you a few papers from my own secret file...These you might look into...to refresh your memory.” THE GATHERING STORM was published in the United States on 21 June 1948, though Churchill is known to have received his first copies off the presses about three weeks prior. This particular presentation must have given him enormous pleasure. Mary had been his steadfast traveling companion during and after the war, and her own young family would grow up beside him at Chartwell. Fascinatingly, the book also contains copious penciled endnotes in Mary Soames’ hand covering the rear free endpaper and pastedown. The notes relate to the first five chapters, commencing with ““Papa’ Papa’s” post-World War I career ““After After 1918,” and concluding with the “General Election of June 1935.”

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Churchill’s marvelous essay celebrating his favorite hobby first appeared in the Strand magazine over two issues, in December 1921 and January 1922. It was then anthologized in Churchill’s THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES before being published on its own as this delightful little book, which has since been endlessly re-issued in a variety of English and American editions.

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$200 #11569

A mint copy of the recent Levenger Press boxed reissue. It has been SIGNED by Winston Churchill’s daughter, Mary Soames, at the end of the Foreword that she contributed. A lovely book, beautifully produced, with ten full-color reproductions, including the frontis. Without dust jacket, as issued.

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Sweeping four-volume history of England, her colonies, and the language that Churchill so venerated and ennobled in his own writings. The original English edition was handsomely printed, the American edition was less so. Subsequent re-issues and abridgements abound.

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A very good set in unclipped dust jackets that are bright and clean, if a trifle darkened with age. Topstains unevenly faded but contents otherwise fine and unfoxed. Very nice indeed.

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