Lot 36
  • 36

Makins, Clifford

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  • Makins, Clifford
  • The Happy Warrior. The Life of Sir Winston Churchill in picture-strip as told in Eagle. London: Hulton Press, 1958
  • paper
4to, FIRST EDITION, 48 pages of coloured picture-strip illustrations by Frank Bellamy on thick paper, plain photographic illustrations of Churchill, red leather gilt binding, silk endpapers, gilt edges, some slight spotting and browning


The author Clifford Makins, editor of The Eagle; given to his successor as editor Alfred Wallace, thence by descent (letter by A. Wallace loosely inserted, dated 9 October 1996)

Catalogue Note

THIS IS ONE OF THREE SPECIAL COPIES PRINTED ON HIGHER QUALITY PAPER AND BOUND IN GOLD-LEAF EMBOSSED LEATHER. One was presented to the artist Frank Bellamy (sold in these rooms 17 July 1997, lot 410), one to the writer Clifford Makins (this copy) and one to Churchill himself (sold in these rooms as part of the sale Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill, 17 December 2014, lot 109). Also enclosed is a copy of Fantasy International (vol.3, no.50, November 1973) with an interview with Frank Bellamy and referring to the Churchill picture-strip; and also The Observer Review, 15 January 1967.