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Winston S. Churchill
Amid These Storms, inscribed by Churchill to one of his secretaries in 1947 and finely bound in full morocco
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1932. This is the U.S. first edition, only printing, inscribed by Churchill to one of his secretaries. Churchill inked in black on the upper half-title page: "To | Anne Hipwell | from | Winston S. Churchill | 1947". At the time this book was inscribed, Anne Hipwell was one of seven secretaries who worked for Churchill at Chartwell and Hyde Park Gate (Gilbert, Vol. VIII, p.305). She appears in the Chartwell Visitor’s Book and notes and correspondence by her are part of the Churchill Archive. The Archive indicates Hipwell’s work for Churchill spanned at least 1939 to 1947 and says of his secretaries "While Churchill worked these other women in his life very hard, occasionally demanding that they stay up late into the night taking dictation, they generally regarded him with great affection And Churchill genuinely appreciated their help and support." Indeed, Churchill’s biographer, Martin Gilbert, records that Anne Hipwell was one of the secretaries who contributed to his 30 November 1946 72nd birthday gift, "a magnificent bowl of flowers". We commissioned this exceptional fine binding in full tan-orange morocco. The binding features a hubbed spine, the raised bands framed and decorated in gilt and blind, the upper spine with twin brown morocco spine labels. The beveled-edge boards feature gilt border rule. The contents are bound with gilt-top edge, head and foot bands, and striking orange marbled endpapers framed by gilt-ruled turn-ins. Condition is fine, the binding absolutely flawless, the contents clean apart from modest age-toning to the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA [San Diego, CA, U.S.A.]
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