This catalogue features Winston Churchill’s words, inscriptions, and signatures, in his own hand, spanning more than 66 years of his long life. From 31 August 1896 to 11 October 1962. From his ambitious and untested youth to his venerable twilight. Despite the length of this catalogue and the great span of Churchill’s life encompassed, there are only 15 items. We chose a small number of truly compelling items. All have a story to tell. Hence we gave each a each a broader scope of inquiry, consideration, and narrative discourse. We enjoyed sussing and writing. May you enjoy reading.
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"A. J. B. from Winston S. C. " - A full, six-volume, jacketed British first edition, first printing set of The World Crisis, the penultimate volume inscribed and dated six days prior to publication by Winston S. Churchill to former Prime Minister Arthur J. Balfour, the man who replaced Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty when Churchill was forced to resign and "whose friendship, across the vicissitudes of politics" Churchill "enjoyed in a ripening measure during thirty years".
Our 2021 Winston For Your Walls catalogue features a panoply of photographs, posters, drawings, and ephemera portraying, encapsulating, or regarding Winston S. Churchill, spanning exceptional iconography to accessible kitsch. The items herein span more than a century, from 1900 to 2005, from before Churchill was first elected to Parliament to long after his death, in fields as varied as the Boer War and his final political campaign.
The 1940 Keystone Library issue of Churchill’s autobiography of his early life, inscribed and dated by Churchill in July 1940 to an 11-year-old boy who preferred to “be bombed to fragments than leave England” and hand delivered specially wrapped and labeled “From: THE PRIME MINISTER”.
Our EXTRA INK! 2020 catalogue features signed or Inscribed books, ephemera, and correspondence. The 24 items herein include the signatures of a diverse array of distinguished individuals. There are soldiers and statesmen, historians and novelists, artists and astronauts, the “First Lady of the World” and a queen of speculative fiction. Each item features at least one autograph signature, sometimes more than one signature, and often more than just a signature – ranging from inscriptions to correspondence, and on printed media ranging from books to photographs to maps.
Our Images from the Archives catalogue features 125 original press photographs of Churchill spanning 1910-1962, from before the First World War through his final years.
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.