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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 131829
    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, the second overall. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations - the British Empire and the United States - was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 131829

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  5. 135118
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 135118

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  6. 134699
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 134699

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  7. 128999
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 128999

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  8. [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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  9. [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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  10. 120096
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 120096

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  11. [A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Swiss-German] Geschichte.
    First Swiss edition, first two volumes only of the complete set, each volume signed by the author on the half-title, the first also 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... Learn More
    £1,850

    Stock Code: 35007

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  12. 129914
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 129914

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  13. 132726
    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process,... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 132726

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    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, inscribed or signed by Churchill in each volume for Theresa Arnison, the wife of Rowland Arnison, the chairman of the Conservative association in Churchill's Woodford constituency: vol. I "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill for Mrs. Arnison Nov. 1956"; vol. II signed "Winston S. Churchill";... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 132864

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  15. 131847
    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, the second overall. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations - the British Empire and the United States - was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 131847

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  16. 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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  17. 134755
    A handsomely bound copy of Churchill's only volume of autobiography, covering his formative years from his birth in 1874 until his election as MP for Oldham in 1900. Among his most widely-read works, it provides a highly entertaining account of his childhood, schooldays at Harrow, military training at Sandhurst, experiences... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 134755

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  18. The Island Race.
    First edition thus, an abridgement by Timothy Baker of the four volumes of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111644

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  19. Winston S. Churchill.
    First editions, first impressions. A complete set comprising eight volumes of the Life, plus 13 supplementary volumes, which form a unique and extensive source of previously unpublished Churchill material. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 103055

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  20. 121741detail
    First complete collected edition, one of 1,750 sets published. The Centenary Edition is the only full collected works of Winston Churchill, reproducing his 50 books in 34 volumes. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000... Learn More
    £5,950

    Stock Code: 121741

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  21. 127678detail
    The first collected works of Sir Winston Churchill. The Centenary Edition is the only full collected works of Winston Churchill, reproducing his 50 books in 34 volumes. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000 copies and... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 127678

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  22. 129550detail
    First complete collected edition, one of 1,750 sets published. The Centenary Edition is the only full collected works of Winston Churchill, reproducing his 50 books in 34 volumes. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 129550

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  23. The Collected Essays.
    First editions, first impressions, one of 3,000 sets, originally issued only to owners of the Centenary edition of the Collected Works, and available in either full vellum or the present binding. Contents include Churchill's periodical contributions as well as his prefaces and introductions to works by other authors. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 103063

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  24. 129555
    First editions, first impressions, one of 3,000 sets, originally issued only to owners of the Centenary edition of the Collected Works, and available in either full vellum or the present binding. Contents include Churchill's periodical contributions as well as his prefaces and introductions to works by other authors. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 129555

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