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WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL: Servant of Crown and Commonwealth

A Tribute (With Wrap-Around Birthday Card)

1954

First English Edition

By: Sir James Marchant (editor)

Cassell & Co. Ltd. [London]

Biblio: (Za160) (R120)

8vo (172 pages)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]

Item Number: 200382

Description

This marvelous volume of tributes from 20 friends and colleagues, including Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, Bernard Baruch and Violet Bonham-Carter, was published on Churchill’s 80th birthday in 1954. The book was issued with a wrap-around greeting card that invited the reader to “Send A Birthday Greeting to Winston Churchill for His Eightieth Birthday.” Many did.

This is a very good copy, in a slightly faded and edge-chipped dust jacket, with the original card still present. Also present, laid-in at the front, is the original handwritten invoice from John and Edward Bumpus, Churchill’s own longtime London booksellers.