Reference Books for Churchill Collectors
Today's collectors have a wide choice of reference books on variois aspects of Churchill collecting, either books or Churchilliana. We try to maintain stock of all of these, including the out of print titles. For those interested in books by Churchill, Langworth's book is the obvious first choice. Collectors or readers of books about Churchill at long last have a superb up-to-date reference in the new bibliography by Curt Zoller.
This book is an absolute must for all Churchill book collectors. Written by the real founder of the International Churchill Societies, Richard Langworth, A CONNOISSEUR’S GUIDE TO THE BOOKS OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, is simply the best such book ever published. It does not purport to be a bibliography as the Woods one, but rather, it is a real guide for collectors. If you hold a book by Churchill in your hand, this guide can tell you what edition it is, how desireable, and what it’s worth. It describes dustwrappers, reprints, foreign editions, even pirate copies. Illustrated with hundreds of photos of the best examples we could find of scarce editions. Each title includes details on how the book was received when first published. Tips for identifying first editions prevent you from overpaying for anything other than the real thing. The author also makes recommendations on the most desireable edition of each title.
First published June 1998 by Brassey’s ( now part of Batsfords) at £40.00, the second edition from 2000 includes hundreds of minor corrections. A hardbound book about 6.5 x 9.5 inches, with 375 + xiii pages. The normal trade edition is bound in dark red cloth and comes in a full colour dustwrapper illustrated with some of the most gorgeous Churchill books you will see. This book is now out of print, but we still have a few copies in stock. get yours now. $100.00
Annotated Bibliography of Works About Sir Winston S. Churchill by Curt Zoller. A new book published January 2004. This is the definitive refence on books about Churchill. The core of the book is section A which lists over 650 books which are mainly about Churchill. The books are listed in chronological order from 1905 through 2002. Other sections cover newspaper and magazine articles, dissertations, book reviews, and other books with substantial data on Churchill. I have worked closely with Curt over the years to ensure that the listings are as complete as we can make them. hardback with laminated covers, 432 pages. New copy, signed by the author. $75.00.
A fresh unused copy of the best edition of WOODS’ BIBLIOGRAPHY. This is the second revised edition, published 1975, with numerous corrections to the first edition. Although Langworth is more complete on section A items, Woods remains the only reference on other aspects of Churchill books such as forewords, prefaces, magazine articles and other contributions. Every collector should have a copy and here is a pristine copy. $75.00
COLLECTING CHURCHILL FIRST EDITIONS This recent issue of the most prestigious book collecting magazine features a 24 page article on Collecting Winston S. Churchill which I wrote. Includes a checklist of first editions with values and over 30 high resolution photos of very fine dustjackets. Author signed copies available at no extra charge. $4.00
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL (in 3 volumes) by Ron Cohen. The definitive and comprehensive bibliography of Churchill’s writings. This is without doubt the ultimate in bibliographic detail on Churchill’s works. The author has located and described in detail more than 350 books and pamphlets by Churchill, over 1200 articles, and some 1250 “letters to the editor”, plus contributions to over 700 other works. These are large volumes, nearly 7 x 10 inches. I recommend this book to any collector whose interests go beyond the basic 50 books by Churchill. This is the ultimate reference to speech pamphlets, forewords and similar contributions, and magazine articles. It is also the final word on matters such as quantities published and questions of what edition came first. $750.00
CHURCHILL: A CONCISE BIBLIOGRAPHY by Buckley Barry Barrett. This book covers books both by and about Churchill. It is an excellent tool for those seeking books on a particular aspect of Churchill, with numerous subject catagories. You can read my detailed review in FINEST HOUR 109. Clothbound issued without dj, 215 pages. New condition. $70.00
Winston S. Churchill, 1874-1965: A Comprehensive Historiography and Annotated Bibliography, by Eugene L. Rasor. This book is not a bibliography in the usual sense. It contains brief desriptive essays on over 3000 books by and about Churchill, arranged subject. For a full review by Dr. Chris Bell, see FINEST HOUR 109. 796 pages, clothbound issued without dustjacket. $150.00
THE BOOK OF CHURCHILLIANA by Douglas Hall. This recently published book is without doubt the best guide to Churchilliana, written by long time collector Douglas Hall. It covers most of the main areas of Winston Churchill collectibles- plates, toby jugs, figures, ceramics, silver, bronze, medals, prints, and so. Profusely illustrated in colour, this a large book about 12 x 11 inches, 196 pages, weighs about 4 pounds. New copy in dustwrapper, signed by the author. $45.00
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Churchill Images of Greatness by Ron Smith. Published by Kevin Francis, London, 1989. A well illustrated if unordered discussion of Churchilliana- plates, jugs, statues, paintings, etc. Eclipsed by Hall's book, but still has pictures of items not found elsewhere. Now out of print and oft requested. 208 pages, 32 pages of colour illustrations. Fine unused copy. $15.00
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