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[The Legendary Illustrated French Limited Edition]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: Second French Limited Edition (1 of 1000 copies)
Biblio: ICS (A3/FR2)
Date: 1950
Published: A la Voile Latine [Monaco]
Size (Details): 4to (282 pages, illustrated with four-color woodcuts)
Binding: Portfolio [Beige wraps]

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 204927

Description: 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. Here is a virtually mint copy of the notoriously perishable volume, Number 791 of 1000, as originally issued as loose signatures in an open beige portfolio for custom binding by the owner. The portfolio is bright and crisp, the acetate dustwrapper is present and fresh. The contents are pristine, with perhaps a whisper of light foxing to the title page. Rare thus.

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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).










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