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CHURCHILL Winston

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Item Description: 1933. First Edition. CHURCHILL, Winston. Marlborough: His Life and Times. London: George G. Harrap, (1933-38). Four volumes. Octavo, original plum cloth, top edges gilt. $2000.First trade editions of this important biography, with hundreds of maps and plans (many folding), plates, and document facsimiles.Churchill wrote this history of his famous ancestor to refute earlier criticisms of Marlborough by Macaulay. "Though it was a commissioned work, Churchill would not have invested nearly a million words and ten years had it not had special significance for him. For he wrote about a man who was not only his ancestor, an invincible general, the first of what became the Spencer-Churchill dukes of Marlborough, and a maker of modern Britain, but also a supreme example of heroism in the two vocations which mainly interested Churchill and in which ultimate triumph seemed to have eluded himó politics and war making" (Wiedhorn, 110). "It may be his greatest book. To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough. Only in its pages can one glean an understanding of the root of the speeches which inspired Britain to stand when she had little to stand with" (Langworth, 164). Issued simultaneously in a signed limited edition. Errata slips present in Volumes I-III, as called for. Without scarce original dust jackets. Cohen A97.1.a. Woods A40a. Interiors fine; light fading to spines of Volumes I-III. About-fine condition. Increasingly scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 74539

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CHURCHILL (Winston S.)

Published by George Harrap & Co. Ltd, London (1936)

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Item Description: George Harrap & Co. Ltd, London, 1936. First Edition. Frontispiece, plates, facsimiles, maps and plans (seven folding, three with colour). First Edition. 8vo. [238 x 155 x 48 mm]. [1]f, 607, [1] pp. Bound in the original mauve cloth, arms blocked in gilt on front cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. (Spine and head of the covers faded). With the errata slip. Occasional light foxing or spotting, mostly at the front and rear and to the fore-edge. Inscribed in ink on the front free endleaf: "To H. Beckett Overy with all good wishes from Winston S. Churchill Nov.1936". Harry Beckett-Overy (1875-1950) was born at Brenchley in Kent the first of 13 children to Henry Overy, a farmer, and his wife Sarah. He assumed the name Beckett-Overy after his marriage with Mary Beckit in 1906. He was educated at Kent College, Swanley Agricultural College, the University of St. Andrews and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, graduating from Edinburgh University in 1902. He served at various London hospitals, and during the 1914-18 war he was medical officer in charge of the Londonderry House hospital for officers in Park Lane. He later practised as a gynaecological surgeon, first at 19 Lowndes Street and then at 15 Herbert Crescent. He was Honorary Secretary of the British Gynaecological Society and Vice-President of obstetrics and gynaecology section of the Royal Society of Medicine. His publications included 'Treatment of varicose veins by sclerosing injections' (1927). Beckett-Overy also acted as personal physician or consultant to Winston and Clementine Churchill. The Churchill Archive at Cambridge includes notes on the Parke-Davies Dietary written by Beckett-Overy in the 1930s (CHAR1/391) and a letter dated 11/10/1935 reporting on Randolph Churchill's voice (CHAR1/272/21). There is also a letter dated 15/11/1937 from Sir Raymond Crawford to Beckett-Overy including a translation of a prescription for John, 1st Duke of Marlborough for a decochon to treat his penis (CHAR28/146B/21). He gives the possible problem as "a gouty balanitis" and comments "I tremble to think what his penis must have been like after a few injections of turpentine". This information was duly forwarded to Churchill by Beckett-Overy, who may have picked up on the repeated references to Marlborough's ailments in this volume of his biography. When Churchill was ill on 31/10/1940 he turned to Beckett-Overy who wrote a few days later "I wanted you to take the castor oil for I felt it was an opportunity to clear out whatever was irritating you". Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # ebc4888

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Marlborough His Life and Times:Complete in 4: Winston S.Churchill

Winston S.Churchill

Published by George,G,Harrap & Co Ltd, London (1934)

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Item Description: George,G,Harrap & Co Ltd, London, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:Volume I:New Edition, Revised: Published November 1934:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently bumped, very gently sunned top and bottom edge of spine tips and top edge of front and rear boards, top edge of pages gilt remainder gently toned, front prelims gently foxed, a few pages of the text with sporadic foxing, internally very clean and bright, tight binding, signed by the author to the half title page as follows:"To Jack and Joan from Winston Christmas 1934". It is very uncommon to see Churchill sign a book using his first name only and this clearly demonstrates the affection with which he held the Camden family. Jack and Joan are Sir John Charles Pratt (1872-1943) 4th Marquess of Camden and his wife Lady Joan Marion Neville (1877-1952). The relationship between the two families goes back a long way the 3rd Marquess of Camden married Lady Clementina Augusta Spencer-Churchill.The front paste down bears a Camden bookplate with the Marquess Coat of Arms.Dustjacket Condition:A Very Good Third Impression jacket correct for this issue, gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine and corners, small piece missing bottom edge of back of jacket, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume II:First Edition:First Printing:Published 1934:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, gently bumped top and bottom of the spine and corners, spine tips very gently sunned, top of page edges gilt, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition: A Very Good First Impression jacket correct for this issue, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine and corners, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume III:First Edition:First Printing:Published 1936:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, gently bumped bottom of the spine, top of spine tip sunned, top edge of pages gilt, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:A Very Good First Impression jacket correct for this issue, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine and corners with some small loss, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price.Volume IV:First Edition:First Printing:Published 1938:Book Condition:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, top edges of pages gilt, front board very gently sunned near top edge, two small off white marks to edge of front board, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:A Near Fine First Impression jacket correct for this issue, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine and corners, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price.The Four Volumes are housed in two purpose made Slipcases(Near Fine Condition) covered in blue woven cloth.Overall a magnificent 4 Volume First Edition Set one million words long and ten years in the making probably Churchill's greatest biography offered with FREE WORLD WIDE SHIPPING. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001010

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CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.; .

Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London.,1949. (1949)

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Item Description: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London.,1949., 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. TWO VOLUMES. -- INSCRIBED BY WINSTON CHURCHILL IN VOLUME ONE, Dated 1952.--Each volume over 1000 pages with maps, plans, facsimiles and portraits. Originally published in 4 volumes before the second world war, the publishers reprinted the work on thinner paper to make this more afforable two volume edition in 1947. This set is a reprint of that edition. The work has not been reduced in any way. A very good copy in the publishers burgundy cloth, spines with gilt lettering. Both front boards with gilt stamped Marlborough coat of arms. Very good copies in dustwrappers with some mild darkening and light staining to spines and some minor rubbing to edges. The inner hinges have been strenghtened with tape on the reverse side. -- Previous owners name, Rufus Clarke, written in pencil, above his address on the front blank endpaper of volume one. Rufus Clarke was a close friend of Churchill's daughter Mary and her husband Christopher Soames and was best man at their wedding. He also served as an officer alongside Christopher at the British Embassy in Paris.: Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 5702

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CHURCHILL, [Sir] Winston Spencer (1874-1965).

Published by London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd.-38. (1933)

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Item Description: London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd.-38., 1933. First Editions, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CHURCHILL IN THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION. 4 volumes; large 8vo. Finely bound in recent burgundy half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt lion tooling to spines, publisher's original burgundy cloth boards with gilt-stamped coat of arms to uppers, top edges gilt. With author's presentation note in black ink to title-page of volume one; /Inscribed by / Winston S. Churchill / Oct. 1933 Illustrated with many photogravures, maps and plans and facsimiles of letters and documents. Some light foxing and edge-spotting, small nick to the corner of the first few leaves of volume three; externally fine. A handsome set of this monumetal biography of Winston's ancestor General John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, the great military leader and diplomat of Restoration England who served under five Stuart and Hanoverian monarchs in campaigns such as the Monmouth Rebellion, the Franco-Dutch War and the Glorious Revolution. Bookseller Inventory # 44395

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Item Description: Chartwell, Westerham, Kent, 1932. TLS. "You will, I do not doubt, welcome the arrival of Chapter I " This typed, signed letter from Winston S. Churchill to his publisher, George Godfrey Harrap, ostensibly accompanied submission of Churchillís first chapter of the first volume of Marlborough: His Life and Times. The letter, on Churchillís Chartwell stationery, contains 23 typed lines in two paragraphs, dated "6th June 1932", and concludes with Churchillís holograph valediction and full signature in black ink. Condition of the letter is excellent, clean with no loss or tears, with a single vertical and single horizontal crease consonant with folding for original posting. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. This decade saw Churchill pass into his sixties with his own future as uncertain as that of his nation. It is perhaps not incidental that Churchillís great work of the 1930s was about a great ancestor. Churchill may have wondered more than once if the life history he was writing might ultimately eclipse his own. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The work was well received. Two months after Volume I was published, on 12 December 1933, T.E. Lawrence wrote to Churchill: "I finished it only yesterday. I wish I had not The skeleton of the book is so good. Its parts balance and the main stream flows Marlborough has the big scene-painting, the informed pictures of men, the sober comment on political method, the humour, irony and understanding of your normal writing: but beyond that it shows more discipline and strength: and great dignity. It is history, solemn and decorative." In this letter, Churchill sets context for the first chapter he is submitting and expresses confidence in both his writing and his approach to his subject: "We have taken a great deal of trouble in verifying all the original sources, and as you see we have upset the long-accepted statements of the historians on numerous points of fact. The chapter is quite different from any of the opening chapters in other books on Marlborough, and may well go into print without further delay it will be easier to fit the actual references in their proper places when we see the chapter in print." Churchill took his task, and his research, seriously, as evidenced by his reference in this letter to the research substantiating his writing: " Mr. Ashley has assembled an immense amount of material covering the whole field and including a great many documents which have never before been published." Journalist and historian Maurice Percy Ashley (1907-1994) was Churchillís research assistant from 1929 to 1933. Churchill often vexed his publishers by pushing deadlines. Churchill closes his letter providing some reassurance on this score: "The second chapter is far advanced and I hope to let you have it in about a fortnight I have every intention of completing my task in time for publication in the autumn of 1933." This deadline would be met. The first volume of Marlborough was published in October 1933 and the last on 3 September 1938. His publisher, George Harrap, died the next month and a year later Churchill was called back to the Admiralty, laying aside ancestral biography for the work of cementing his own place in history. Bookseller Inventory # 004100

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, a full: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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Item Description: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1933. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. This full set of four British first edition, first printings, is inscribed to Churchill's godson. The five-line inked inscription on the Volume I first free endpaper reads: "To | Roger Frewen | from | Winston S. Churchill | Oct. 7. 1933". The inscription is dated the day after publication, in the year that Churchill's godson nearly lost his life. All four volumes bear the bookplate of Roger Moreton Frewen affixed to the front pastedown. THE ASSOCIATION: Roger d'Hauteville Moreton Frewen (1914-1972) was the son of Churchill's first cousin, Hugh Frewen, and grandson of Churchill's Aunt Clara, his mother's eldest sister. Hugh's childhood was marked by visits with his Churchill and Leslie cousins, including Winston, who was nine years older than Hugh. Roger was born during the First World War while his father was serving on the front and his godfather, Winston, was First Lord of the Admiralty. Roger was born in London, educated in Switzerland and Cambridge. A near-fatal car accident in 1933 and tuberculosis contracted during recovery nearly killed Roger and permanently impaired his health. Churchill inscribed Volume I of this set for his godson in 1933. Despite his health, Roger joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1938. Posted to the British Embassy in Berne during WWII, Roger listened to German and Italian military signals and reported information to Britain, drove lorries with military supplies through occupied France, and rescued escaped prisoners of war by crossing into Germany and Italy and bringing them to safety in Switzerland. Driven by income needs as his family grew, in the decades after the war Roger had careers in finance and real estate. Roger's son, Jonathan, from whom these books come to us, recalls that Roger excelled at mathematics and languages and was "a kind man, an amusing raconteur. and a good Father." Jonathan also recalls that "Winston was an excellent godparent" who "never forgot a birthday or Christmas, no matter his duties." THE EDITION: Winston Churchill originally considered the idea of this monumental biography of his great ancestor, the first Duke of Marlborough, in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Ten years of research and writing produced the most substantial published work of Churchill's 1930s "wilderness years." The books measure 9.25 x 6.25 x 2 inches, each bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt top edge, and profuse illustrations within. Unfortunately, the plum cloth bindings of Volumes I-III proved highly susceptible to sun fading. (A different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV.) CONDITION: This inscribed set is in very good condition overall. All four volumes are first printing. The inscribed Volume I retains a square and tight binding, with the usual spine fading, corner wear, and a bit of staining to the rear cover. The contents remain tight with modest spotting substantially confined to the first and final few pages and the fore and bottom edges. The balance of the set features tight bindings with only minor wear to extremities. Volumes II & III are spine faded and Volume IV has a line of differential color at the front cover fore edge. The contents of Volumes II-IV remain bright with spotting primarily confined to the first and final pages and fore and bottom edges. In addition to Roger Frewen's bookplates, Volumes III and IV have gift inscriptions on the first free endpaper - each to the same recipient and dated "Christmas" in the year of publication. All four bookplates are identified by Roger's son as those used by his father prior to the Second World War. This set may be kept in the original bindings and fitted with custom preservation cases or finely rebound. A skilled binder would recover the original bookplates from the pastedowns. We are happy to provide referrals. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166. Bookseller Inventory # 003274

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Marlborough His Life and Times.: Churchill, Winston S

Churchill, Winston S

Published by George G. Harrap & Company 1933-38, London (1933)

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Item Description: George G. Harrap & Company 1933-38, London, 1933. First editions of each volume. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth, with hundreds of maps and plans (many folding), plates and document facsimiles, top edge gilt. Volume 3 is inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Hailsham from Winston October 1936." The recipient, Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone was an avid conservative and supporter of Churchill. Throughout his long political career, he held the positions of Conservative MP for Oxford and St Marylebone, Chairman of the Conservative Party, Minister of the State of Education and Science, and served two terms as Lord Chancellor between 1970-74 and 1979-87. Hailsham most notably supported Churchill in the significant Norway Debate of May 1940 which directly resulted in the formation of Churchill's coalition government and his governance of Britain until the end of World War II. Fine in the original dust jackets which are in very good to near fine condition. A very nice association. John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders and statesmen in the history of England. Victorious in the Battles of Blenheim, Ramillies, and countless other campaigns, Marlborough, whose political intrigues were almost as legendary as his military skill, never fought a battle he didn't win. Although he helped James II crush the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, Marlborough later supported William of Orange against James II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and brilliantly managed England's diplomatic triumphs during the War of the Spanish Succession. "The greatest historical work written in our century, an inexhaustible mine of political wisdom and understanding, which should be required reading for every student of political science." - Leo Strauss, University of Chicago "Rarely in the history of historical writing have author and subject seemed so made for each other" (Henry Steele Commager). Bookseller Inventory # 29060

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, a full: Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill

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Item Description: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1933. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. This jacketed full British first edition, first printing set of Churchill's Marlborough is inscribed and dated by Churchill in Volume II. Churchill signed only his first name indicating that the recipient was a personal friend or close associate. The inscription is in black ink on four lines on the ffep reading "To Mary M / from / Winston / Nov. 1934". Mary M is Lady Mary Minto - more formally Lady Mary Caroline Elliot Murray Kynynmound, Countess of Minto (1858-1940). Lady Minto was the wife of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (1845-1914) who served as Governor General of Canada from 1898-1904 and Viceroy of India from 1905-1910. When Churchill was a young officer in India seeking notoriety with despatches for The Daily Telegraph, it was Lord Minto who recognized Churchill's talent, but advised Churchill's mother, Lady Randolph, not to sign Winston's name to his work. Churchill's mother initially followed this advice, to the consternation of Winston who subsequently insisted on publishing his name with his despatches: "I had written them with the design of bringing my personality before the electorate. As to getting in trouble with the authorities, I am just as responsible now that they are not signed as if they had been." (Gilbert, Vol. I, pp. 355-356). Rejecting Lord Minto's advice harmed neither Churchill's career nor his relationship with the Mintos; Churchill spent Christmas 1900 as their guest at Government House in Ottawa. Also present was Pamela Plowden, in whom Churchill had harbored strong romantic interest. Still seeing to young Winston's welfare, Lord Minto wrote to Winston's mother "I think he ran no risks here - everything seemed to me to be very tolerably platonic". (Gilbert, Vol. I, p. 544). When Lord Minto was appointed Viceroy of India in 1905, Churchill was already a seasoned five-year veteran of Parliament. This time it was Winston who expressed concerns to Lady Randolph, but Lord Minto proved responsible for much admired reforms under the Liberal government of Churchill's party. (Gilbert, Vol. II, p.95) Lord Minto died in 1914, but Lady Minto lived to see the impetuously talented young man she hosted for Christmas in 1900 become Prime Minister of wartime Britain in 1940. Clearly, their association endured in the interval, as he inscribed this volume to her in 1934. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill first Duke of Marlborough, was a ten year effort and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War. Published in four volumes between 1933 and 1938, Marlborough was well received - both critically and aesthetically. Collectors please note that the inscribed Volume II is a first edition, first printing - not a later printing. This volume is in fine condition. The binding is clean, tight, and square with no fading and virtually no wear. The contents are crisp, bright, and tight, appearing unread. A trivial hint of spotting is confined to the text block edges, which remain bright white with no age-toning. Age has slightly faded the author's inscription, but it remains clear with no ink spreading or smudging. The Volume II dust jacket is a true first printing, unclipped and highly complete with minor wear to extremities, minor soiling and spine toning and a closed tear at the upper front hinge. Volumes I, III, and IV are likewise first edition, first printing in correct, unclipped first edition first printing dust jackets. The books are in fine condition, with clean, unfaded bindings, no previous ownership marks, and no spotting. The Volume I, III, and IV dust jackets all vary in condition from very good plus to near-fine plus. All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166. Bookseller Inventory # 001648

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Item Description: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1933. Full leather. First edition, first printing. This first edition, first printing set is inscribed in Volume I in the month of publication to Churchillís close friend and artistic mentor, French painter and "last of the Impressionists" Paul Maze. The four-line, inked half-title inscription reads: "Paul Maze | from | Winston S. Churchill | Oct. 1933". A superlative fine binding in full orange morocco (echoing the Publisherís original limited issue of the first edition), features gilt-bordered, raised spine bands, brown morocco title and author labels, gilt front cover frame rules, beveled edge boards, head and foot bands, hand-marbled endpapers, freshly re-gilt top edges, and tissue guard bound in preceding the inscription. The inscribed Volume I contents show modest spotting for the edition, primarily confined to prelims and mildly age-toned fore and bottom edges. Volumes II-IV show only a trivial hint of spotting confined to the mildly age-toned fore and bottom edges. We find no previous ownership marks other than the authorís inscription. The set is housed in a brown cloth slipcase. Regarded among the great artists of his generation, Paul Lucien Maze (1887-1979) "learned the rudiments of painting from family friends that included Renoir, Monet, Dufy and Pissarro." Though born in La Havre, Maze had "a lifelong love affair with all things English." During the First World War Maze was wounded several times and highly decorated (awarded the DCM, MM and Bar, Legion díHonneur, and Croix de Guerre). Maze met Churchill on the Western Front in 1916, where Churchill was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel during his political exile following the Dardanelles disaster. Churchill had only recently discovered painting, the passion Maze would encourage and guide as both friend and mentor for the rest of Churchillís life. Churchillís official Biographer called Maze "One of Churchillís closest French friends." (Gilbert, VI, p.856) The friendship transcended painting, evidenced by shared moments, perspective, and correspondence. In between writing Marlborough, his most substantial published work of his 1930ís "wilderness years", Churchill wrote a Foreword for Mazeís First World War memoir (A Frenchman in Khaki, 1934). In 1939, as war approached, Churchill also wrote a Foreword to the catalogue for his friendís first New York exhibition ("He is no toiling seeker but a vivid and powerful interpreter to us of the forces and harmony of Nature.") Later that same year, on 20 August, Churchill was painting beside Maze when he "suddenly turned" to his friend and said: "This is the last picture we shall paint in peace for a very long time." Maze recorded: "What amazed me was his concentration over his painting. No one but he could have understood more what the possibility of war meant, and how ill prepared we were. As he worked, he would now and then make statements as to the relative strengths of the German Army or the French Army Then his jaw would clench his large cigar, and I felt the determination of his will. ĎAhí he would say, Ďwith it all, we shall have him.í" Maze recorded that Churchill was depressed as he left: "I had written a letter to him Ďonly to read when he was over the Channelí: ĎDonít worry Winston you know that you will be Prime Minister and lead us to victory í" (Gilbert, V, p.1103) On 1 September Nazi Germany invaded Poland returning Churchill to the Admiralty and to war. In May 1940 Churchill became Prime Minister. The next month, Maze "managed to escape through Bordeaux bringing with him a convoy of orphans." Maze served in the Hampshire Home Guard before serving as an RAF staff officer. (Gilbert, VI, p.857) Post-war, Mazeís friendship with Churchill continued, as did the twining of their respective paths. Churchill was Queen Elizabeth IIís first Prime Minister, Maze the Official Painter of her Coronation. Maze was a frequent Chartwell guest, the two painting together into Churchillís final years. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a. Bookseller Inventory # 004295

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MARLBOROUGH: His Life and Times. INSCRIBED TO: Churchill, Winston S.

Churchill, Winston S.

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Item Description: George C. Harrap & Co, London;1933-38. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Royal Octavo. INSCRIBED by Churchill to the Duke of Bedford. Four volumes in very good dust jackets; volumes one and two dust jackets with small expert repair; inscribed in the month of publication of volume II as follows: "To Bedford/from/Winston S. Churchill/Oct. 1,1934"; Illustrated with maps, plans and facsimile documents. The Duke of Bedford was a cousin of the British philosopher Bertrand Russell. Bookseller Inventory # 0066

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Churchill, Sir Winston -

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Item Description: George G. Harrap., London:, 1933. 3/4 Crushed Tan Morocco Gilt. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. INSCRIBED BY CHURCHILL on front blank of Volume I. Magnificently bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in 3/4 crushed tan morocco over marbled boards. Spine in six compartments lettered and ruled in gilt; t.e.g. Some very light rubbing otherwise near fine. Illustrated with maps, plans and facsimile documents. One million words long and ten years in the making, Churchill's Marlborough stands as both a literary and historical masterpiece. Size: 8vo. By the Author. 4 Volumes. Bookseller Inventory # 884412

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Marlborough his Life and Times (4 Volumes): Churchill,Winston,S.

Churchill,Winston,S.

Published by George G. Harrap and Co Ltd., London (1933)

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Item Description: George G. Harrap and Co Ltd., London, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition:First Printing:A 4 Volume Fine/Near Fine Signed Limited Edition set bound by Leighton Straker Ltd in full orange morocco with five raised bands to the spine, spine decorated with gilt lettering,Marlborough family arms in gilt to the front board, top edge of pages gilt, marbled endpapers.This edition is one of only 155 Four Volume First Edition sets produced of which only 150 sets were for sale.Volume 1 is signed by Churchill and this set is numbered 38. Book Condition:Volume 1:A Near Fine copy, very gently rubbed top and bottom of the spine, top two corners gently rubbed, top and bottom edge of spine very gently toned, signed by Churchill without dedication to the Limited Edition page, previous owners small sticker on front paste down, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 2:A Fine copy, top two corners very gently rubbed, previous owners sticker on front paste down, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 3:A Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, very small mark to back board, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 4:A Fine copy, internally very clean and bright tight binding. This is the only signed Trade Edition in all of Churchill's works and one of only two publishers leather bound First Edition sets.Overall an exceptional Fine/Near Fine 4 Volume Signed Limited Edition set , and is very scarce.The Marlborough set is one million words long and took Churchill ten years to produce and it is certainly Churchill's greatest biography and some say perhaps his greatest ever works. Free UK and International Shipping on this book set. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000610

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Winston S.Churchill

Published by George G. Harrap and Co Ltd., London (1933)

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Item Description: George G. Harrap and Co Ltd., London, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition:First Printing:A 4 Volume Fine/Near Fine Signed Limited Edition set bound by Leighton Straker Ltd in full orange morocco with five raised band to the spine, spine decorated with gilt lettering, Marlborough family arms in gilt to the front board, top edge of pages gilt remainder uncut, marbled end papers. This edition is one of only 155 four volume First Edition sets produced of which only 150 sets were for sale. Volume 1 is signed by Churchill this set is numbered 134.Book Condition:Volume 1:A Fine/Near Fine copy, corners very gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, some very small marks to front and rear boards, previous owners sticker on front paste down, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 2:A Fine/Near Fine copy, very gently rubbed top front edge of the spine, spine very gently toned, bottom two corners very gently rubbed, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 3:A Fine copy, spine very gently toned, corners very, very, gently rubbed, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Volume 4:A Fine /Near Fine copy, corners very, very, gently rubbed, spine very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.This is the only Signed Trade Edition in all of Churchill's works and one of only two publishers First Edition sets. Overall an Exceptional Fine/Near Fine Signed Limited First Edition set which is very scare.Churchill took one million words to write this set and 10 years to complete it, some critics say it is one of Churchill's greatest biography's and some say it is his greatest ever works.Free Uk and International shipping on this book set. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002510

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