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Winston S. Churchill
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, a full set of four volumes of the Limited Presentation Issue of the Canadian first edition, each signed by the publisher on the limitation page
McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, 1956. This is the publisherÂ’s limited presentation issue of the Canadian first edition, one of 350 sets issued thus. These presentation copies are distinguished by a special limitation page preceding the half-title of each volume, with the autograph signature of the publisher, John McClelland. This is not only a full, four-volume presentation set, but a lifelong, mated set, as evidenced by the fact that the "presented to" line of each special limitation page is inked in blue with the same owner name. "Andrew Wright Sr" and his Victoria address is inked in Volumes I-III and "Andrew Wright" with no address in Volume IV. The publisher signed in blue ink "John McClelland" above the printed name of the publisher on each limitation page. Additionally, an undated holiday card from McClelland & Stewart Limited is laid in Volume I. In 1906, John McClelland co-founded the publishing company that became McClelland and Stewart Limited in 1918. John McClelland remained chairman of the board of directors until his death in 1968. His son, Jack, became company president in 1961. Today the company is owned by the University of Toronto and Random House. Condition of this set is fine in dust jackets varying from very good plus to very good minus. The bindings are uniformly clean, bright, tight, and square with only the most trivial shelf wear. The contents are uniformly clean and bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks other than those already described on the limitation pages. The dust jackets for this edition were highly prone to sunn … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA [San Diego, CA, U.S.A.]
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