This catalogue features 40 items, all of them signed or inscribed. The items in which you will find these signatures are nearly as diverse as the signers. This catalogue includes books, correspondence, and ephemera, the latter ranging from dinner menus to contract negotiations to encaenia programmes. The commonality among the diverse items in our new catalogue is the “extra ink” – the indelible mark of a human hand beyond what was merely printed or typed. Each item features at least one autograph signature, sometimes more than just one signature, and often more than just a signature – ranging from inscriptions to hand-corrections to holograph letters.
Signed or inscribed material by or about icons of twentieth century leadership and literature.
Prime Minister Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill visiting the First Canadian Army and General Henry Duncan Graham “Harry” Crerar at the Western Front inside the German border, accompanied by Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke and Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery. Signed by Churchill, Crerar, Brooke, and Montgomery . Taken on 4 March 1945, this a Canadian Military photograph marked “SECRET NOT TO BE PUBLISHED".
One item - an inscribed copy of the second impression of the hardcover edition of India, exceptionally scarce thus.
This catalogue features one very special item - the signed limited edition of Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe, signed by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, Churchill, Truman, Marshall, MacArthur and fifteen other iconic wartime leaders, with an extraordinary correspondence archive chonicling the campaign to secure the signatures between 1949 and 1957.
This catalogue features items authored by Churchill spanning 1899 to 1976. All are new listings, offered by us in this catalogue for the first time. All are in original, unrestored bindings. All items are noteworthy for condition, association, scarcity, or all of the above.