CHURCHILL (WINSTON SPENCER) MARCHANT (JAMES, editor) Winston Spencer Churchill, Servant of Crown and
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CHURCHILL (WINSTON SPENCER) MARCHANT (JAMES, editor) Winston Spencer Churchill, Servant of Crown and Commonwealth. A Tribute by Various Hands Presented to Him on His Eightieth Birthday, CHURCHILL'S COPY, ONE OF ONLY SEVEN COPIES ON HAND-MADE PAPER
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CHURCHILL (WINSTON SPENCER)
MARCHANT (JAMES, editor) Winston Spencer Churchill, Servant of Crown and Commonwealth. A Tribute by Various Hands Presented to Him on His Eightieth Birthday, CHURCHILL'S COPY, ONE OF ONLY SEVEN COPIES ON HAND-MADE PAPER, half-title, portrait frontispiece within gilt border, manuscript presentation leaf, later ownership stamp on front free endpaper, original red crushed morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, covers with 2-line fillet border, inner panel with ornate cornerpieces and spandrels, the upper cover with central decoration with the initials "W.S.C.", t.e.g. [cf. Wood, p.338], 8vo, Cassell, 1954

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  • Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, this copy was presented to Churchill "with the homage and affection of the publishers, the editors, & the contributors" (manuscript presentation). Wood notes that this "private edition" on hand-made paper was bound in quarter red morocco, but this copy for Churchill himself is in full red morocco. See illustration overleaf.
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