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NEW Acquisitions updated 5 December
Now that the three catalogues from the big collection have been issued, I can get back to normal lostings of new acquisitions. Thisa week, There are 12 new listings, including several books about Churchill signed by their authors, a very clean 1932 printing of THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES, very clean firsts of IAN HAMILTON'S MARCH and LONDON TO LADYSMITH, and a real trade first in jacket of BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS. Click here to see the new acquisitions.
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NEW Catalogue 147 Holiday Gift Catalogue. Now Ready for download
The objective of this catalogue is to offer a selection of books that are highly attractive and in superb condition so as to be suitable as gifts. So this is not a listing of collectable first editions or obscure wartime relics. Rather, it is mostly books from the past 25 years, most of which are deluxe or limited editions and some of which are signed by the author(s). The two catalogues of the past 2 months have provided a near complete selection of every edition of all of Churchill’s books.
The first two pages provide a selection of epehmera with both a Christmas and Churchill connections. This catalogue runs 14 pages and includes colour illustrations of all 75 items. You may request a printed copy to be sent in the post, or you can download a PDF by clicking here.
There is no catalogue planned for Decemeber. It is hoped to have another January sale catalogue, followed by ephemera fropm the big collection of the past few months. I am working on acquiring another collection, heavy on Churchilliana and medals.
CHURCHILL CENTRE CONFERENCE in WASHINGTON DC 1-2 November
We were pleased to attend this annual conference and offer a selection of ephemera, which was well received. We also got to see the VIetnam Wall, as shown in the second photo/
NEW Catalogue 146 Books by Churchill, mostly later editions. Now Ready for download
This is likely one of the world top ten Churchill collections. Each collector has his own objectives. The aim here was every edition of all of Churchill’s works with as many dustjackets as possible. Last month’s catalogue featured the first editions and other premium selections. Here we have a selection of numerous “other” editions, some common, many scarce, and all reasonably priced. There are no $500.00 books in this list. In fact, there are only seven items over $200.00. The plan is to finish off the books in this collection with another catalogue later in November of Holiday gift books, such as the deluxe editions from Easton Press, Levenger, and the Folio Society.
This catalogue will be introduced at the 30th Churchill Conference in Washington DC on 1-2 November. The download version will be released after I return on 4th November. This catalogue runs 16 pages and includes colour illustrations of all 160 books. You may request a printed copy to be sent in the post, or you can download a PDF by clicking here.
NEW Catalogue 145 Fine First Editions Now Ready for download
This is likely one of the world top ten Churchill collections. Each collector has his own objectives. The aim here was every edition of all of Churchill’s works with as many dustjackets as possible. This catalogue is only the cream. I will follow with another catalogue listing a big selection of other books by Churchill; things like all the Macmillan printings form the 1940s, Heroes of History, or all the 2 volume sets of Marlborough.
There are over 200 items listed herein, but don’t miss these treasures:
1. A set of The Collected Works in the one-off publishers bookcase used for display and photography in 1974.(no. 189)
2. A signed copy of Liberalism, from F.E. Smith’s library. (no. 213_
3. The signed by Churchill numbered limited edition in leather of The New Examen (no. 211)_
4. The paper version of Malakand Field Force Colonial Edition (no. 6)
5. A 1915 Savrola in dustjacket (no. 35)
6. My African Journey first in card coverts (no. 65)
7. Canadian first of My Early Life in dustjacket (no. 94)
This catalogue runs 40 pages and includes colour illustrations of every item. You may request a printed copy to be sent in the post, or you can download a PDF by clicking here.
Big Churchill Book Collection arrives 10 September, 2013
I have just received delivery of a massive collection. It includes every edition of all the books by Churchill, with scarce dustjackets going back to 1920. On nearly all the books, the condition is fine. I will commence the dispersal of this collection with Catalogue 145 later in September.
NEW ACQUISITIONS updated 5 September, 2013
Only 8 new listings this week, as I have been very busy preparing for the arrival of 40 boxes of prime Churchill first editions, that will start appearing in catalogues this month The new acquisitionsn include a limited leather edition of NEVER GIVE IN, two bright dustjackets of war speeches, and 2 copies of IF I LIVED MY LIFE AGAIN... Click here to view all of them.
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Guide to Books by Churchill
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of all the book length works by Churchill. Each title on the
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of the various editions, with a colour photo of each of these
editions. Clicking on any of these descriptions or pictures
will then give a current listing of copies of that edition
in inventory, with the usual description and colour illustration.
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