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Winston S. Churchill
The Dream, copy #35 of 500, a pristine copy still sealed in the original publisher's shrink wrap
Contoocook, New Hampshire: Churchill Literary Foundation, 1987. First, Limited, and Numbered Edition. Full leather. This is the first book publication, the finely bound limited first edition, copy #35 of 500 hand-numbered copies. This is the only copy we have offered still sealed in the publisher's shrinkwrap. A scrap of paper laid on the rear cover beneath the shrinkwrap is hand-numbered “35”; we presume to the point of near-certainty that this indicates the limitation number. The new owner can remove the shrinkwrap to confirm; we won't! Condition is pristine. The Dream is Churchill's revealing essay about a ghostly reunion with his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, in which Winston recounts the world events that have transpired since his father's death - without revealing his own role in them. Winston Churchill's father, Lord Randolph, died in January 1895 at age 45 following the spectacular collapse of both his health and political career. His son Winston was 20 years old. A few years later, Churchill would seek permission to write his father's biography and then spend two and a half years researching and writing - a major literary effort, but apparently an emotional one as well. Of the work, Churchill wrote to Lord Rosebery on 11 September 1902 "It is all most interesting to me - and melancholy too" (R. Churchill, WSC, Companion Volume II, Part 1, p.438). Of course history and longevity would dramatically favor the son, but when Randolph died, Winston dwelt very much in his father's shadow, both emotionally and in terms of the political career to which he already aspired … [Click Below for Full Description]
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