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SHELF QUEENS updated 29th April
I have been buying Churchill books since back in the 1980s and my database now records over 36000 purchases. As you would expect, there are always a few items that seem to sit on the shelves forever. I am starting a new programme to seek out the books that have been here the longest and offer them at huge discounts to move them on. Here are the first three offerings:
NEW ACQUISITIONS updated 28th April
This week I have uploaded 10 new listings. The emphasis this week on THE WORLD CRISIS, with six various sets being added including the best price ever for a set of 6 Thornton Butterworth editions all with dustwrappers. There is also a nice set in jackets of the set of 4 reprints done by Odhams in the alte 40s.Click here to see the New Acquisitions.
NEW ACQUISITIONS updated 15th April
This week I have uploaded 7 new listings. You will see 2 low price sets of the Limited edition of Marlborough in full orange leather, a set of The Complete Speeches in 8 volumes, a signed copy of Advenures Ashore and Afloat, and a finely bound 3 volume set of The War Speeches. Click here to see the New Acquisitions.
NEW CATALOGUE No. 153 Now Ready for Download BOOKS BY CHURCHILL
This catalogue starts out with 20 selected recent acquisitions. The highlights include two low costs sets of the Marlborough Limited edition bound in orange leather by Leighton-Straker, a two volume set of The World Crisis by Odhams with the scarce dustwrappers, a clean set of 8 volume Complete Speeches , and a signed copy of Adventures Ashore and Afloat with a Churchill foreword. The catalogue then continues with the large collection first offered in catalogues 145 and 146, that has now shrunk considerably, with 175 books having been sold. There are about 200 books remaining and all prices have been reduced, roughly 25% for books under $500.00 and 10% for books over $500.00. These are items 21 through 220 in this catalogue. Click here to download a .pdf copy, or you can request a printed copy be mailed to you.
NO NEW ACQUISITIONS 15-30 March
It's tax time. I hoipe to have all the data to the accountant by the first week in April, and then start on a new catalogue of First Editions and other books by Churchil, due out by 15th April..
Another large collection arrives
We recently purchaes a large collection of Churchill material and it was delivered vis the PODS system (Portable On Demand Storage) This is basically a smaller version of a sea container which was dropped in the driveway for me to unload. Here are pictures that show the POD being delivered and then the boxes stacked in the warehouse, blocking access to all else. The large flat is a Churchill framed print.
The collection is heavy on modern books, ceramics, and coins/medals. It shoul be good for 2 or more catalogues.I mailed my taxes off to the accountant on March 19th, so will now be able to resume listing more Churchill books.
The Webers in Pasadena 6-9 February 2013
We exhibited many premium items from our stock at the California International Antiquarian Bookfair at the Pasadena Convention Center. We some some old friends, sold some books, and had a safe trip home with our van full of books. Here are several pictures:
Click here to see the unsold books from Catalogue 145 FINE FIRST EDITIONS
Click here to see the unsold books from Catalogue 146 BOOKS BY CHURCHILL
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.
Guide to Books by Churchill
highly popularfeature of this site begins with a checklist
of all the book length works by Churchill. Each title on the
list then links to a page about that title with a brief discussion
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.
We have without question the largest stock of Churchill material
anywhere. There are over 5000 items in stock, covering the
whole range of Churchill collecting:
We do not simply have a copy of each title by Churchill; there
is usually a shelf or more for each title. MARLBOROUGH has
14 shelves, overflowing onto the floor. This enables us to
turn "wants lists" into satisfied customers.