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CHURCHILL, Winston S Marlborough His Life and Times London: ...

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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough. His Life and Times . London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1933-1938. 4 volumes, 8 o (231 x 154mm). Half-title and frontispiece in each volume. Plates, maps, plans and illustrations. (Frontispiece in vol.I detached, losses to corners of final leaves in vol. I.) Original plum cloth, gilt spine, Marlborough arms in gilt on sides, top edges gilt (hinge of vol.IV cracked, spines of vol.I-III faded, dampstaining to covers of vol.I, slight foxing to fore-edges). Bookplate of David Lloyd George on front pastedowns of vols. I-III. Vol. IV with loosely inserted telegram from Churchill to Gwilym Lloyd George and his wife Edna, 2 December 1964.
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough. His Life and Times . London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1933-1938. 4 volumes, 8 o (231 x 154mm). Half-title and frontispiece in each volume. Plates, maps, plans and illustrations. (Frontispiece in vol.I detached, losses to corners of final leaves in vol. I.) Original plum cloth, gilt spine, Marlborough arms in gilt on sides, top edges gilt (hinge of vol.IV cracked, spines of vol.I-III faded, dampstaining to covers of vol.I, slight foxing to fore-edges). Bookplate of David Lloyd George on front pastedowns of vols. I-III. Vol. IV with loosely inserted telegram from Churchill to Gwilym Lloyd George and his wife Edna, 2 December 1964. FIRST EDITIONS, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TO DAVID LLOYD GEORGE (1863-1945). Inscribed in vol.I: "To David Lloyd George from Winston S. Churchill October 1933"; vol.II: "To David from Winston Oct. 21 1934"; vol.III: "L.G. from Winston Oct. 1936"; vol.IV: "To L. G. from Winston August 1938." A remarkable association of Britain's two great wartime Prime Ministers. In 1938 Lloyd George described their relationship as "the longest friendship in British politics." He welcomed Churchill when he crossed the House to sit with the Liberals in 1904, but they drifted apart when Churchill rejoined the Tories in the 1920s. Their shared hatred of Chamberlain and Baldwin reunited their interests in the late 1930s, and Churchill pressed Lloyd George--without success--to join his coalition government in 1940. The Welsh Wizard could not quite bring himself to be Churchill's subordinate. After Lloyd George's death Churchill said, "our intimate and agreeable companionship was never darkened...by any serious spell of even political hostility." Woods A40(a). (4)

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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