EUROPE: THE QUEST FOR UNITY – with WINSTON CHURCHILL SPEECH – 1st Edn.

Posted on Aug 27, 2012

The Quest for Unity – compiled by Leith McGrandle with a signed etched frontispiece by Pietro Annigonni. Contains a two page contribution by Churchill.  Ranelagh Editions 1975.

Printed by Giovanni and Martino Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, hand-bound in full red morocco, lettered gold by Croft Bookbinders of London. The paper was specially made by Cartiere Magnani in Pescia.  There were 475 copies available for sale worldwide. The type was distributed. The frontispiece was hand–printed at the Officina Bodoni, signed by the artist, and the etching plate was defaced.

Europe, The Quest For Unity - Book in protective slip cover

Book in protective slip cover – Europe, The Quest For Unity

Open book showing frontispiece: Europe, The Quest For Unity with speeches by leading figures of the European Movement

Open at frontispiece: Europe, The Quest For Unity with speeches by leading figures of the European Movement

Contained in this book are a collection of articles and speeches by leading figures of the European Movement including Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth II, Adenauer, Leon Blum, Willy Brandt, De Gaulle, John F. Kennedy, Salvador de Madariaga, Jean Monnet, Pompidou, Denis de Rougemont, Carlo Sforza, thereby recording the history of the European Community and celebrating Great Britain’s part it played toward it.

Housed in original green slip-case with its marbled paper boards. A lavish folio (18”x 12.75”) in very fine condition with an additional printer’s proof of the Churchill contribution laid in.

A beautiful production that any book lover would be proud to own.

Estimated value: $1,200

Book, Europe, The Quest For Unity, open at Winston Churchill's Speech

Book, Europe, The Quest For Unity, open at Winston Churchill’s Speech

Ranelagh Editions R.E. Book: Europe, The Quest For Unity

Ranelagh Editions R.E. Book: Europe, The Quest For Unity

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