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The World Crisis, 1911-1918.
London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd,, 1941. Presented by a grateful Churchill to the pathologist who attended his daughter Mary Octavo. Original dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. 49 maps and plans (many folding). Jacket spine toned and partially torn at head (with some loss), pale blue circular stain on front panel, a few nicks and chips, touch of foxing to fore-edge of book block, otherwise a very good copy. First Macmilllan edition of the "Abridged and Revised Edition" in one volume, first issued by Thornton Butterworth in February 1931. Presentation copy from Churchill, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill for S. C. Dyke, May 1942"; with a typed letter signed tipped to the front pastedown: "Dear Mr. Dyke, The Prime Minister has asked me to send the enclosed copy of 'The World Crisis', which he hopes you will accept as a small recognition of your services when you attended his daughter, Mary. Mr. Churchill is very grateful to you for all the trouble you took on that occasion", signed by Kathleen Hill (Churchill's personal private secretary), embossed 10 Downing Street letterhead, dated 26 May 1942. In 1941 the 19-year old Mary Churchill joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service - becoming an "ATS girl" - and served with an anti-aircraft battery in London, Belgium and Germany. In a letter to Randolph, Churchill described her as having "all the qualities to win her way, and is the greatest darling that can be imagined" (quoted by Martin Gilbert in Winston S. Churchill, Volume VI, p. 1177). We have not been able to identi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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