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Churchill, Winston S.; edited by Frederick Woods
THE COLLECTED WORKS. The Centenary Edition: Reproducing The Author’s 50 Books In 34 Volumes.
London: Library of Imperial History in association with the Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. -1975, 1973. First edition thus. This set is the publisher Cassell & Co. retained / archive set. 34 volumes. Original natural calfskin vellum with titles to spines, armorial device to front boards and ruling to spines and front boards in 22 carat-gold. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrations throughout. Publisher’s limitation bookplate loosely laid into all but two volumes. Volume 16 with the publisher’s notice laid in regarding a fire at the printer’s warehouse and the consequent disruption to production of subsequent volumes. Further publisher’s issue notice loosely laid in to volume 19. Each volume housed in the original green leatherette slipcases stamped with the Churchill arms in gilt. The books are in excellent condition, a couple with minor bumping at the extremities, the bindings with the usual variation to the tone of the vellum. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owners markings. The slipcases are all sound although several are a little rubbed and worn at the extremities. This set is number 27 of the projected run of 3000. To achieve publication, 11 publishing houses in Great Britain, the United States and Canada released their individual copyrights in exchange for the promise that no other complete edition of Churchill works would be published until the expiration of international copyright. This set was sent to and retained by the British publishing house Cassell & Company as part of that agreement. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt … [Click Below for Full Description]
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