Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 65

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"FULTON STILL HOLDS ITS OWN!" CHURCHILL, WINSTON S. Typed Letter Signed, with 3-line Autograph Postscript and holograph salutation and closing, to Colonel Frank W. Clarke, listing 17 of his own books that were sent with the letter [not present] including My Early Life, The River War, Liberalism and the Social Problem, those volumes comprising his wartime speeches, and others; promising to send other books by him, including World Crisis; and adding two postscripts about promising to send The Secret Session Speeches and other matters. 2 pages, 4to, first page personal stationery, written on separate sheets; paper clip stain and punch hole and staple holes in upper left corner, folds. London, 7 December 1946

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"I now send you with my very best wishes for Christmas the following books . . .
"You have I understand got MARLBOROUGH similarly bound. It is now out of print and practically unobtainable, but about Easter a new edition will be coming out, so if you have not got it let me know. Have you got an edition of the WORLD CRISIS . . . ? There are five volumes in all. . . . There is also my LIFE OF LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL. Have you got this? It is again out of print, but I am hoping it will appear presently. Then there is LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRETORIA. Finally there is the book of SECRET SESSION SPEECHES which I am having bound for you and will follow. . . ."
The holograph postscript: "I am still hoping to improve the picture of Miami. Fulton still holds its own!"
In January of 1946, Churchill went to Miami, FL, to calm his nerves jangled by the war and avoid the London winter. While there, he painted the seashore.
The mention of Fulton probably refers to Fulton, MO, where Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech on March 5, 1946, in which he addressed the concerns arising out of the growing divide between the East and the West.