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328
Pierce, Michael
TWO COMMEMORATIVE VOLUMES COMPRISING;
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT
328
Pierce, Michael
TWO COMMEMORATIVE VOLUMES COMPRISING;
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Pierce, Michael
TWO COMMEMORATIVE VOLUMES COMPRISING;
 ...So Few. A Folio. Dedicated to All Who Fought and Won the Battle of Britain, 10th July-31st October 1940. 1990; ... So Many. A Folio Dedicated to All Who Served with RAF Bomber Command 1939-45. 1995

2 volumes, folios, each no. 323 of 401 copies signed by the artist and creative team, both volumes featuring 25 silhouette portraits of Battle of Britain pilots and crewman, each portrait signed by subject, numerous illustrations and facsimile letters and documents throughout, original dark blue goatskin lettered in gilt, ...So Few with RAF embroidered Wings inset to upper board, ...So Many with bronze relief by James Butler (RA) inset to upper board, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, each with original cloth folding box (2)


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The two volumes were published to commemorate the those who served in the Battle of Britain, on it's 50th anniversary and those who served in the RAF Bomber Command, respectively. No. 1 of each copy was presented to the Queen and the Queen Mother was presented with a copy by the Royal Bank of Scotland. In 1992 Prime Minister John Major presented ...So Few to President George H. W. Bush, which can now be found in the Library of Congress.

English Literature, History, Science, Childrens Books and Illustrations

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