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THE LIBRARY OF COLIN AND JOAN DEACON

Churchill, Sir Winston
THE COLLECTED WORKS. LIBRARY OF IMPERIAL HISTORY, 1973-76
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THE LIBRARY OF COLIN AND JOAN DEACON

Churchill, Sir Winston
THE COLLECTED WORKS. LIBRARY OF IMPERIAL HISTORY, 1973-76
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英國文學、歷史書籍、兒童文學與插畫

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Churchill, Sir Winston
THE COLLECTED WORKS. LIBRARY OF IMPERIAL HISTORY, 1973-76
[together with:] The Collected Essays. Library of Imperial History, 1976

38 volumes, 8vo, CENTENARY LIMITED EDITIONS, original full vellum with gilt armorial device to front boards, spine titled gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, original green leatherette slipcases stamped with Churchill arms gilt, natural variation to tone of vellum


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Cohen AA1, A286

相關資料

This centenary edition of the works of Churchill was announced via full-page advertisement in The Times, at the end of 1973. The Library of Imperial History declared it a “publishing occasion without parallel." It was the first and only attempt of its kind. Only 3,000 sets were to be made.

"The specifications were titanic: five million words in 19,000 pages, weighing 19 lbs, taking up 4½ ft of shelf space. To achieve publication, 11 publishing houses in Great Britain, the United States and Canada released their individual copyrights in exchange for the promise that no other complete edition of Churchill works would be published until the expiration of international copyright in 2019" (Richard M. Langworth).

The Library of Imperial History declared bankruptcy before the project had been completed, resulting in a run of 2,000 copies. Of these 2,000 copies, only 1,750 sets were ever published.

英國文學、歷史書籍、兒童文學與插畫

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