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The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition
1973. One of 2,000 numbered sets. 34 volumes. 8vo., original full vellum, lettered and decorated in gilt, edges in gilt, marbled endpapers, housed in original green imitation leather slipcases stamped with the Churchill arms in gilt. [London,] Library of Imperial History. The first and only full collected works of Sir Winston S. Churchill. A handsome production, published under the general editorship of Frederick Woods (the Churchill bibliographer) with the co-operation of the Churchill family. 'The specifications were titanic: five million words in 19,000 pages, weighing 19 lbs, taking up 4 ft of shelf space. 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 in 2019' (Richard M. Langworth). As always with some natural variation to the tone of the vellum bindings, slipcases with a few minor knocks here and there, Vol. XXXI lacking its slipcase, otherwise an excellent set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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