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CHURCHILL, Winston S A History of the English-Speaking Peopl...

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CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples . London: Cassell and Co., 1956-1958.
CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples . London: Cassell and Co., 1956-1958. 4 volumes, 4 o . Original red cloth, spines gilt; dust jackets. Provenance : Sir Denis Wright (1911-2005). FIRST EDITIONS, PRESENTATION COPIES, each volume inscribed to Sir Denis Wright (1911-2005). Volume 1: signed on front flyleaf, "Winston S. Churchill," also with an autograph note signed ("Winston S. Churchill") loosely inserted, December 1950, 1p., 8vo, on House of Commons stationery. "Thank you so much for your Christmas Greetings which have given me much pleasure." Volume 2: "To Denis Wright from Winston S. Churchill November 1956." Also with autograph note signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), loosely inserted, n.d. "With all good wishes." 1p., 8vo, 28 Hyde Park stationery. Volume 3: "To Denis Wright from Winston S. Churchill." Also with autograph note signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), loosely inserted, n.d. : "With all good wishes." 1p., 8vo. Volume 4: "Dennis Wright from Winston S. Churchill April 1958." Also with autograph note signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), loosely inserted, n.d. "With all good wishes." 1p., 8vo. A fine set of Churchill's last book, presented to a distinguished British diplomat who served effectively for many years in Iran and Ethiopia. In 1979 he was called out of retirement to give the Shah the unwelcome news that British asylum or support would not be forthcoming.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Books & Manuscripts
Auktionsdatum: 15.11.2011
Adresse: Christie's
15 November 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center