Sale 18BP02 | Lot 41

CHURCHILL, WINSTON, Sir. A Speech by the Prime Minister The Right Honourable Winston Churchill in the House of Commons August 20th, 1940.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 41
CHURCHILL, WINSTON, Sir. A Speech by the Prime Minister The Right Honourable Winston Churchill in the House of Commons August 20th, 1940.
[London: Bayard Press for the Ministry of Information, 1940, with the code and dating, 8/40 of the Press on the last leaf]. Publisher's pale blue matt card wrappers printed in maroon, stapled. 9 5/8 x 6 inches (24.5 x 15 cm); 16 pp. Some slight rusting of staples, minor toning of covers, slight central fold, paper toned as usual, a few pencil marks in the margins.
One of the finest pieces of 20th Century oratory, with his tribute to the sacrifices of British airmen: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Woods A60(a); PMM 424. Offered with a copy of Churchill's May 10, 1942 broadcast speech, American issue.


Estimate: $600 - $900
Sold for $750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $600 - $900
Sold for $750 (includes buyer's premium)

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