[The Legendary Illustrated Second French Limited Edition]
Winston S. Churchill
Second French Limited Edition (1 of 1000 copies)
A la Voile Latine [Monaco]
4to (282 pages, illustrated with four-color woodcuts)
Portfolio [Beige wraps]
First Editions by Winston Churchill
Churchill at Chartwell
The most elaborate edition ever produced of Churchill's only novel and one of the finest productions of any Churchill work, this beautiful illustrated French translation was limited to 1000 copies, with eloquent color woodcut illustrations by Andre Collot. This is a very good copy, Number 793 of 1000, as originally issued, shipped as loose signatures in an open beige portfolio for custom binding by the owner. The spine type on the portfolio has chipped, the acetate dustwrapper is intact. Some of the initial pages have been roughly cut and there is some offset shadow on the title page. The contents are otherwise fine.
Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).