The World Crisis 1911-1918 ( Abridged and Revised) Inscribed copy. Winston S. Churchill.
The World Crisis 1911-1918 ( Abridged and Revised) Inscribed copy

The World Crisis 1911-1918 ( Abridged and Revised) Inscribed copy

Macmillan, London, 1941, Macmillan bought the rights to several Churchill titles when Thornton Butterworth folded in 1940, and apparently the plates also. There were three impressions during the war and the setting is identical to the 1930’s editions including the folding maps. Thinner wartime paper. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. First impression of this edition. This book was given to Andre Nikolai Smith, who was the Ministry of Information employee who was the projectionist at Chequers. There is a long letter of provenance in which Mr. Smith relates the types of films Churchill liked, etc. Laid down on the front pastedown is a piece of Prime Minister headed paper with message: Inscribed for Mr. A.N. Smith by, then Churchill's autograph, then Easter 1942. Books signed during the war years are scarce, as Churchill was normally too busy. Includes further details on Mr. Smith and the purchase of the book. Book very clean and tight, dustwrapper is darkened on spine. (A31bd). Item #50081

Price: $4,500.00

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