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Auction: Books & Manuscripts
was auctioned on: 15 November 2011
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CHURCHILL, Winston S] PAGET, John The New "Examen" [Halifax...

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000
Price realised:  US$15,000
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CHURCHILL, Winston S.] PAGET, John. The New "Examen" . [Halifax:] The Haworth Press, 1934.
CHURCHILL, Winston S.] PAGET, John. The New "Examen" . [Halifax:] The Haworth Press, 1934. 4 o . Half-title. Original niger morocco, five raised bands on spine, spine gilt, top edge gilt, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (extremities rubbed, small chip on upper cover). Provenance : Stanley Baldwin (inscription). CHURCHILL, BALDWIN AND A REVISIONIST HISTORIAN LIMITED EDITION, number 6 of an unknown number, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CHURCHILL: "To Stanley Baldwin from Winston S. Churchill, March 20, 1934. Also signed on colophon ("Winston S. Churchill"). A fine association of two great 20th century Prime Ministers. Churchill wrote the introduction to this 1934 reissue of "Paget's long and scathing catalogue of criticisms" of the work of Thomas Babington Macaulay, which first appeared in 1861. "No one should read Macaulay's History or his essays without also reading Paget's Examen ," Churchill writes. Woods B22.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Books & Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 15 Nov 2011
Address: Christie's
15 November 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center