The Centenary Limited Edition

The Collected Works of.

[London]: The Library of Imperial History in association with Charles Scribner's Sons and the Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd, [1973-75].

Price: $5,500.00

About the item

Centenary Limited Edition. One of said-to-be 3000 sets for both the British and American markets. 34 vols. 8vo. The Centenary Limited Edition. Full white vellum, Churchill's armorial device gilt stamped on front cover inside thick gilt fillet border, gilt spines, a.e.g. One volume with some loosening of vellum at top cover, else fine. Wood, Appendix VI; Cohen AA1; Langworth pp. 362-9.

Item #309387

The definitive set of works by Churchill, produced with the cooperation of the Churchill Centenary Commitee and the Churchill family. The Collected Works comprises all of this famous statesman's books, as well as the Wood bibliography and a monograph by Wood on Churchill's writings produced especially for this set. The general editor was Frederick Woods. Without the additional four volumes of essays.
The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000 copies and only 1750 sets were ever published" (Cohen).