Lot 325: TLS signed "Winston S. Churchill," one page, 4.75 x 7, personal Chartwell letterhead, July 2, 1955. Letter to Desmond Flower. In part: "I will willingly lay the Foundation Stone for your new building' though I had hopes that Volume I of The History of the English Speaking Peoples would be published before April." Nicely double-matted with a portrait of Churchill to an overall size of 16.25 x 12. In fine condition. Flower was a publisher, book collector, and scholar who headed the Cassell & Co. publishing house, through whom Churchill published most of his writing, including the four-volume A History of the English-Speaking Peoples in 1956. Churchill laid the foundation stone for Cassell's new building in London's Red Lion Square in February 1956.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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