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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965) The Collected Works ...

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,495 - US$7,492
Price realised:  £32,500
ca. US$48,698
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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965). The Collected Works ... Centenary Edition . Edited by Frederick Woods. London: Library of Imperial History and Hamlyn, 1973-1976. 38 volumes, 8°. Plates, maps in text. Original vellum with Churchill's arms stamped in gilt on upper covers, spines lettered in gilt, gilt edges (a few covers discoloured); green leatherette slipcases, reprising the arms. Provenance : association copy, presented to Margaret Thatcher by Lord Hanson and Sir Gordon White "in celebration of her ten years in office," 4 May 1989 (calligraphic presentation inscription on inserted leaf, in black and blue inks with illumination in gold). AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY LINKING MARGARET THATCHER WITH THE POLITICIAN ON WHOM SO MUCH OF HER STYLE AND SO MANY OF HER BELIEFS WERE FOUNDED. The calligraphic presentation leaf reads: "To the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher MP[,] Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury[.] In celebration of her ten years in office and in recognition of her outstanding achievement in restoring the wealth of this nation. Presented on May the 4th, 1989 by the Lord Hanson and Sir Gordon White KBE[.]" Limited to 3000 copies, this set reproduces all Churchill's fifty books in 34 volumes, and also includes 4 volumes of essays. Woods, p. 391.
CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965). The Collected Works ... Centenary Edition . Edited by Frederick Woods. London: Library of Imperial History and Hamlyn, 1973-1976. 38 volumes, 8°. Plates, maps in text. Original vellum with Churchill's arms stamped in gilt on upper covers, spines lettered in gilt, gilt edges (a few covers discoloured); green leatherette slipcases, reprising the arms. Provenance : association copy, presented to Margaret Thatcher by Lord Hanson and Sir Gordon White "in celebration of her ten years in office," 4 May 1989 (calligraphic presentation inscription on inserted leaf, in black and blue inks with illumination in gold). AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY LINKING MARGARET THATCHER WITH THE POLITICIAN ON WHOM SO MUCH OF HER STYLE AND SO MANY OF HER BELIEFS WERE FOUNDED. The calligraphic presentation leaf reads: "To the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher MP[,] Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury[.] In celebration of her ten years in office and in recognition of her outstanding achievement in restoring the wealth of this nation. Presented on May the 4th, 1989 by the Lord Hanson and Sir Gordon White KBE[.]" Limited to 3000 copies, this set reproduces all Churchill's fifty books in 34 volumes, and also includes 4 volumes of essays. Woods, p. 391.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Mrs Thatcher - Property from the Collection of The Right Honourable The Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, LG, OM, FRS
Date of the auction: 15 Dec 2015
Address: Christie's
15 December 2015, London, King Street