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wurde versteigert am: 23. Juni 2011
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CHURCHILL, Winston S Arms and the Covenant: Speeches on Fore...

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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Arms and the Covenant: Speeches on Foreign Affairs and National Defence . London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1938. 8 o (9 x 6in.). Half-title, frontispiece photo portrait of Churchill. Blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt (half-title foxed, with show-through from flyleaf inscription, spine and top edge of cover faded slightly), in dust jacket.
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Arms and the Covenant: Speeches on Foreign Affairs and National Defence . London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1938. 8 o (9 x 6in.). Half-title, frontispiece photo portrait of Churchill. Blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt (half-title foxed, with show-through from flyleaf inscription, spine and top edge of cover faded slightly), in dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED on flyleaf, "From Winston S. Churchill to H. R. Knickerbocker April 10, 1939." The compendium of Churchill's speeches from the "Wilderness Years," urging Britain to rearm and meet the growing Nazi menace. "The idea that dictators can be appeased by kind words and minor concessions is doomed to disappointment... We must stand by the League [of Nations] Covenant, which alone justifies a general rearmament..." Hubert Renfro ("Red") Knickerbocker (1898-1949) was an American newspaper correspondent and author who covered the Battle of Britain and later the invasions of Sicily and Normandy. Woods A44(a).

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts
Auktionsdatum: 23.06.2011
Adresse: Christie's
23 June 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center