THE DREAM, WINSTON CHURCHILL: 5 VERSIONS including 1st EDITION

Posted on Aug 20, 2012

THE DREAM, WINSTON CHURCHILL: 5 VERSIONS including 1st EDITION

The Dream, Churchill’s essay about an imaginary reunion with his father, was originally written in 1947. It was first published in The Sunday on 31st January 1966.

– The  first published edition in single volume form was done by ICS in 1987, a limited edition of 500 to reward the supporters of the first fund appeal, undertaken to finance republication of unavailable early works by Churchill.
– The second edition of The Dream was produced in an edition of 1000 copies with 70 copies bound in green leather by Robert Hartnoll Ltd. Bodmin, Cornwall. The 70 copies in leather binding were for Churchill family members celebrating the 120th  anniversary of Sir Winston’s birth at the Pinafore Room, Hotel Savoy on 30th November 1994.

2 versions of the book The Dream by Winston Churchill

2 versions of the book The Dream by Winston Churchill

– The Dream was also published in Latvian in an edition of 25  for presentation to President Guntis Ulmanis of Latvia by Friend of ICS Richard Ralph, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Latvia.
– A further lavish edition in full blue leather with a drawing by Sarah Churchill reproduced on the front board, was published by Levenger Press in 2005 with an introduction by Richard M. Langworth and Afterword by Churchill’s grandson Winston S. Churchill, this edition comes in a silver paper covered protective gift box.

The Dream, by Winston Churchill in Latvian

The Dream, by Winston Churchill in Latvian

Here we have examples of all these editions.

  • The Dream first single volume edition padded read leather binding (500 copies)., 1987  Cohen 288.1
    Estimated value: $500
  • The Dream second edition  maroon card covers (1000 copies) 1994, inscribed by Richard Langworth. Cohen 288.2
    Estimated value: $50
  • The Dream second edition in full green leather with glassine dust jacket (70 copies for the Churchill family) 1994, Proof Copy.  Cohen 288.3
    Estimated Value: $300
  • The Dream second edition in full red morocco translated into Latvian (25 copies) 1995. This copy Inscribed by the editor Richard Langworth to former Secretary of State, Caspar A. Weinberger. Cohen 288.3 Latvian.
    Estimated Value: $600
  • The Dream Levenger Press edition.  Mint copy in original silver gift box. 2005.  Cohen 288.4
    Estimated value: $80

Total value for all five books: $1,530

Levenger Press edition of Winston Churchill's book The Dream

Levenger Press edition of Winston Churchill’s book The Dream

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