Lot 806: Churchill Winston S.



2015-07-10 15:43:31

Lot 806: Churchill Winston S.: (1874-1965) British Prime Minister 1940-45, 1951-55. Nobel Prize Winner For Literature, 1953. T.L.S., Winston S. Churchill, One Page, 8Vo, Hyde Park Gate, London, 29Th February 1956, To Desmond Flower ('My Dear Desmond'). Churchill Thanks His Correspondent For Their Letters And 'Encouraging Enclosures'. Together With A Series Of Four Carbon Typed Copies Of Letters From Flower To Churchill, Each Signed With His Initials ('Df'), Each One Page, 4To, N.P., 20Th - 28Th February 1956, All To Churchill, In The First Sending A Small Colour Reproduction Of The Armada Portrait Of Queen Elizabeth I And Commenting 'The Original Belongs To The Duke Of Bedford At Woburn. It Is The Right Shape, And I Hope You Will Agree That It Will Make A Good Jacket For Vol. Ii.' And In The Other Letters Referring To A Television Discussion For Nbc Which Churchill Does Not Wish To Undertake, Forwarding A Copy Of A Letter From A. L. Rowse, And A Circular From Alfred Wilson Of Henry Young'S Bookshop In Liverpool, As Well As Twelve Early Copies Of Volume I Of The History Of The English Speaking Peoples. None Of The Enclosures Are Any Longer Present. One File Hole To The Upper Left Corner Of Churchill'S Letter, Not Affecting The Text Or Signature, Vg, 5 Desmond Flower (1907-1997) British Publisher And Book Collector. A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples (1956-58) Is A Four Volume History Of Britain And Its Former Colonies Covering The Period From Caesar'S Invasions Of Britain (55 Bc) To The Beginning Of World War I (1914). The Work Was One Of Churchill'S Writings Mentioned In His Nobel Prize In Literature Citation. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £800 - 1200
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