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

Posted on Aug 27, 2012

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

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. 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:...

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Rebuilding The House of Commons – 3 Books

Posted on Jan 17, 2012

Rebuilding The House of Commons – 3 Books

Here we have three books which fit together quite well. The Rebuilding of The House Of Commons. The chamber in which the House of Commons had sat since 1852 was destroyed by enemy action on the 10th May, 1941…

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Admiral Sir Roger Keyes Visitors’ Book – Winston Churchill’s Signature

Posted on Jan 9, 2012

Admiral Sir Roger Keyes Visitors’ Book – Winston Churchill’s Signature

This visitors’ book was a wedding gift to Sir Roger Keyes and his wife Eva (nee Bowlby) in 1906. Entries by important Royal, Political and Military figures outline their married life up until Lady Keyes’ funeral in 1973. Admiral Sir Roger Keyes died in 1945. This Art Nouveau decorated vellum bound book…

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