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Winston S. Churchill, Agatha Christie, and others
"Queen of the Seas" by Winston S. Churchill and "Poirot and the Triangle at Rhodes" by Agatha Christie in The Strand Magazine, May 1936 A unique copy thus, signed by three luminaries - the copy of Clare Boothe Luce with her signature and bookplate, additionally signed by both Winston S. Churchill and Agatha Christie
London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1936. First edition. Periodical. This May, 1936 issue of The Strand Magazine (Vol. XCI, No. 545) is remarkable - the only published item we have encountered to feature the signatures of Winston S. Churchill, Agatha Christie, and Clare Boothe Luce. This issue contains the first publication of Churchill's essay “Queen of the Seas” about the legendary ocean liner the Queen Mary. Churchill signed “from | Winston S. Churchill | 1936” on p.43 in three lines in black ink above his printed name. Christie signed “Agatha Christie” on p. 3 in black ink above the printed title of her story, “Poirot and the Triangle at Rhodes”. Affixed to the inside rear cover is the illustrated bookplate of Clare Boothe Luce - perhaps one of the few people who could secure the signatures of both Churchill and Christie. Luce signed in black ink “Clare Boothe Luce” in the lower blank margin of her bookplate. The magazine itself approaches very good condition, particularly considering the inherent fragility of the format. The covers are bright, clean, complete, and firmly attached, with only minor wear to hinges and extremities. All spine print remains legible. The contents are clean and complete. The magazine is housed in a magnificent custom solander case and nested chemise. The four-fold, marbled paper-lined, pale blue cloth chemise resides within a quarter navy blue morocco clamshell case with raised, gilt-ruled spine bands, pale blue cloth interior, and marbled paper-covered boards. The navy morocco, blue cloth, and blue & gold marbled paper of course nods to both the Qu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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