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Winston Churchill

Rare books by Winston Churchill, including first editions, signed first editions, finely bound copies, and handsome sets of his collected works. 

Voted the “Greatest Briton of all” by the British public, Winston Churchill was surely Britain’s sole world-historical figure of the last century. A complex, mercurial character, in his life he played many parts: minor scion of a most noble family, grieving son of a tragic father, soldier for Empire, gadfly correspondent, controversial MP, cabinet minister, voice in the wilderness, strategist, war leader, statesman and Nobel literature laureate.

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  1. 90104comp
    Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were... Learn More
    £18,500

    Stock Code: 90104

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  2. 96682
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96682

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  3. 28017
    First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 28017

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  4. The River War.
    First one-volume edition, the second overall following the two-volume first edition of October 1899, this one of only 1,003 copies (as such a more scarce edition than the first) published on 15 October 1902. The text had been revised considerably, and a new chapter added describing the ultimate destruction of the khalifa... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 95957

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  5. 33021
    New and Revised Edition. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 33021

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  6. 37120
    Second edition, revised, first one volume edition. 1000 copies printed on the 15th October, 1902. The text had been revised considerably, and a new chapter added describing the ultimate destruction of the Khalifa and the end of the war. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 37120

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  7. Why I am a Free Trader.
    First edition. This pamphlet was issued as the first in the series Coming Men on Coming Questions, edited by the campaigning journalist W. T. Stead, which was published in collected form later in the same year (Cohen B3; Woods B2). It represents Churchill's first published statement of his stance on the free trade question... Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 67682

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  8. Thoughts and Adventures.
    First edition, first impression. The second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, covering his early political career, the battle of Sidney Street, a near silence on Gallipoli, service on the western front, the negotiation of the Irish settlement, thoughts on the "Mass effects of modern life" and life "Fifty years... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 85261

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  9. Thoughts and Adventures.
    First edition, first impression. The second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, covering his early political career, the battle of Sidney Street, a near silence on Gallipoli, service on the Western Front, the negotiation of the Irish settlement, thoughts on the "Mass effects of modern life" and life "Fifty years... Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 95263

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  10. 63275
    First edition, first impression, of Churchill's warning of Britain's lack of military preparedness to face the threat of Nazi Germany. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 63275

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  11. 33676detail
    First Brazilian editions, eight of the ten volumes signed or inscribed by Winston Churchill.
    In fact what is here is: "Volumes I to IV in 6 parts, Volumes III and IV are in two parts each, and volume VI which is in two parts, a total of 8 parts. So we are lacking Volume V, presumed to be in two parts. There are also... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 33676

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  12. 34995detail
    First Dutch trade edition, inscribed by the author, vol. 1 "Inscribed for Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1948", vols. 2 and 3 signed and dated 1949, vol. 5 signed "WSChurchill", the others unsigned. From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-war... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 34995

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  13. [The Second World War, in Italian] La Seconda Guerra Mondiale.
    First Italian editions, limited issue, first two volumes only of the complete set, number 12 of 30 numbered sets signed by the publisher of a print-run of just 1030, this copy inscribed by the author to his literary agent in vol. I; "Inscribed for Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1948". From the library of Emery Reves,... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 35016

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  14. [The Second World War, in Swedish] Andra Världskriget.
    First editions in Swedish, volumes I, III, and VI only of the complete set. Each volume inscribed by Churchill on the half-title. Volume I: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill 1948 for Emery Reves"; Volume III signed and dated 1950; Volume VI signed and dated 1955. From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent.... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 35023

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  15. 35025comp
    First Danish editions, inscribed by the author, vol. 1 "For Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1949", vol. 2 signed and dated 1949, vol. 3 and 5 signed "WSChurchill", vol. 4 inscribed "For Emery Reves from Winston S. Churchill, 1951", vol. 6 signed and dated 1955. From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent.... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 35025

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  16. 33666comp
    Two sections of the first two volumes of the Spanish edition produced as salesmen's samples. Both signed "Winston S. Churchill" and dated 1949. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-war international profile by the worldwide... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 33666

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    Working material towards Churchill's The Second World War is rarely encountered on the market, offered here is a revealing pair of galley proofs towards the section covering the climax of the war against the U-Boats. This account was originally intended for Volume IV but was eventually incorporated into the first chapter... Learn More
    £35,000

    Stock Code: 88386

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  18. 88394
    Churchill addresses his constituents in the run-up to the 1955 General Election, explaining that he "felt it his duty to resign his office as P.M. at a time and under conditions which would give whoever The Queen summoned to be my successor a fair chance of seeking a mandate from the country. This alone would give him the... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 88394

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  19. [A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Dutch] Geschiedenis van de Engels sprekende volken.
    First Dutch editions, first three volumes only of the complete set. Inscribed by the author, the first volume signed and dated 1956, the second volume signed. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Churchill's literary agent, Emery Reves, in whose home the work was completed. Reves was instrumental in the development... Learn More
    £1,950

    Stock Code: 35026

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  20. [A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Italian] Storia.
    First Italian editions, lacking the fourth volume. First two volumes signed by the author, the first dated 1956. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Churchill's literary agent, Emery Reves, in whose home the work was completed. Reves was instrumental in the development of English-Speaking Peoples, using his intimate... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 35027

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  21. Proceedings of the Presentation of the Williamsburg Award by the Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg to The Rt. Hon. Sir Winston S. Churchill.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lady Soames on the front free endpaper: "Given me by Tim Hardy. May '06. Thanked on telephone". From the library of Churchill's daughter Mary Soames, with the posthumous bookplate loosely inserted. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 97934

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