London: The national Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, Printed by St. Clements Press, Limited, 1947. 1st Edition. Paperback. Here is an interesting partisan political piece from Churchill's time as Leader of the Opposition. This pamphlet memorializes Resolutions passed at the 1947 annual Conservative Party conference in Brighton, as well as Resolutions passed at the Women's Annual Conference that preceded the Brighton Party Conference. Of note to Churchill collectors, it contains a lengthy, two-page Foreword by Churchill. Collectors should also note that this item does not appear in either Woods' or Cohen's Bibliography. This is the only copy we have ever encountered.
The publication is bound in wire stitched paper covers, measures 8.25 x 5.25 inches, and is 13 pages in length. The first two pages bear an image of Churchill and an extensive Foreword by Churchill, followed by a listing of the Brighton Conference Resolutions of October 2-5, 1947. The final two pages document resolutions passed at the Women's Annual Conference of 1 July 1947. From the Foreword: ".I have examined, as Leader of the Party, all these resolutions, and I find in them a body of principles to which all Conservatives, and indeed all men and women of liberal outlook, should give their allegiance. we must make our convictions known in every village and street in the country. At the Women's Annual Conference held in July, certain resolutions of equal importance. were unanimously passed and are therefore included in this document."
Condition of this interesting rarity is fine - crisp, bright, and clean inside and out with no wear or soiling. The sole flaw detected is a .125 inch vertical strip of browning along part of the fore edge of the front cover where it was likely exposed to sunlight at some point. Item #000754