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-Author’s Presentation Copy to Winston Churchill of the First Churchill Biography]


First English Edition

By: A. MacCallum Scott

Methuen & Co. [London]

Biblio: (Za1) (R1)

8vo (270 pages)

Hardcover [Deep Red leather]

Item Number: 200439


This is a precious leatherbound Presentation Copy of the first Churchill biography ever published, signed and Inscribed in ink by the Author on the second front free endpaper to: ”Winston Spencer Churchill, with compliments from A.M. Scott, 9.II.5.”

Churchill was just 30-years-old in 1905, on the verge of his first government appointment as Undersecretary for the Colonies in Liberal Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman’s government.

The leather binding is vintage, no doubt contemporaneous with publication. It is three-quarter deep red oasis over red cloth boards, the spine labeled in five compartments with raised bands and gilt titles. The binding is shelfworn but intact. The contents are fine.