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NEW Acquisitions updated 17 February
We have been busy the past six weeks with out of town events, including the Califonia Bookfair 6-9 February, but are now unpacked and working on loads of new material. The first group of 15 new books is now online. Included is a jacketed copy of AMID THESE STORMS, a set of the 8 volume COMPLETE SPEECHES, a set of the 25 volume Dimners Club Major Works, and the lowest priced set of THE COLLECTED ESSAYS we have offered in years. Click here to see the New Acquisitions.
The Webers in Pasadena 6-9 February
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:
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.
Click here to see the unsold books from Catalogue 145
Click here to see the unsold books from Catalogue 146
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.
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.