Winston Churchill (1874-1965).
Title King George VI. The Prime Minister's Broadcast, February 7, 1952.
Book Condition Used: Like New
Publisher Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1952
Seller ID VXHG216-001
Miniature Book. 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches. [vi], 27,  pp. 2 black-and-white portraits of George VI, including a frontispiece by Yousuf Karsh of Ottawa and a full-page portrait by Dorothy Wilding of London; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark red crushed morocco bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, all edges gilt, patterned paper end-leaves; binding square and tight. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, this is the first American edition of Winston Churchill's radio address upon the death of George VI of England. This is one of 100 bound in full red morocco, while 650 copies were bound in deep purplish blue. Churchill has been called the greatest English orator of the twentieth century; here he speaks with deep emotion, broadcast on the BBC throughout planet Earth. "St. Onge utilized England's Chiswick Press for printing and Sangorski & Sutcliffe for binding several of his books. Many would agree that the work of these two companies was unrivaled in England." Bradbury, p. 250. "Clarence S. Brigham called the St. Onge miniature books 'the first examples of design, typography, and binding that could be devised.'" Bradbury, p. 250. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 708.
King George VI The Prime Minister's Broadcast February 7 1952, Sir Sir Winston Leonor Spencer Churchill, History, Great Britain