THE DREAM

-Deluxe Limited Edition-

1987

Deluxe Limited Edition (500 copies)

By: Winston S. Churchill

Churchill Literary Foundation [NH]

Biblio: (Cohen A288.1) (Woods C527b)

16mo (48 pages, with two color illustrations)

Hardcover [Red leather]

Item Number: 10046

$500.00

Collector's Guide

Two contemporary publications by the International Churchill Society preserved between covers for the first time a pair of fascinating Churchill obscurities.

The Dream was issued leatherbound in book form by the International Churchill Society in 1987. It is an ethereal short story — one of Winston Churchill’s few works of fiction —  first published in The Daily Telegraph in 1966. In The Dream the ghost of his father, Randolph, visits Churchill in 1947. The son reviews for his father all that has happened to the world since Randolph Churchill died in 1895 without ever revealing the great role that he himself played in these events.

The Chartwell Bulletins were issued as a handsome paberback by the International Churchill Society in 1989, collected and edited by Churchill’s official biographer, Sir Martin Gilbert. They are a lovely curiousity: twelve unexpectedly tender letters written by Winston Churchill to his wife Clementine during her absence from Chartwell on a South Seas voyage between January and April 1935.

Description

Originally published in The Daily Telegraph in 1966, this is the first appearance in book form of Churchill’s ethereal short story in which the ghost of his father, Randolph, visits him in 1947. The son reviews for his father all that has happened to the world since Randolph died in 1895 — never revealing the role that he himself played in these events.

This is a very good copy of the Deluxe Limited Edition, as issued by the International Churchill Society in red leather with moire endpapers, Number 363 in a limited edition of 500 copies. Seemingly unopened, with an infinitesimal scratch on the upper edge of the front face and some faint wear along the spine joi