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-Signed First English Edition-


First English Edition

By: John Colville

Weidfield & Nicolson [London]

Biblio: (Za443) (R358)

8vo (222 pages)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Burgundy cloth]

Item Number: 209245


“From his own recollections and unpublished diaries, Churchill’s private secretary and close confidant describes the Prime Minister’s circle.”

A precursor memoir volume to the eventual publication of THE FRINGES OF POWER, which contained John Colville’s extraordinary unpublished diaries in full.

This very good copy of the First English edition in an unclipped dust jacket has been inscribed and signed in ink on the front free endpaper:

“For Ian,
With affection and a great many thanks for a great deal of help
Jock Colville
25 March 1981

In all likelihood, this was Lt. General Sir Ian Jacob, who as a young Colonel served Churchill as Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet, working closely and directly with Churchill (and Colville) throughout the war.