by Churchill, Winston S
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The Dream by Winston Churchill.Langworth, Richard (Introduction). Churchill Literary Foundation, 1987. This is book number 134 of a first and limited edition of 500. First publication of The Dream as a single volume. 8vo up to 9½" tall. Padded red leather boards with gilt decorative border and Churchill signature; all edges gilt, red silk endpapers; pages are ivory acid-free archival paper; red silk reading ribbon. Beautiful full color painting of Churchill by Sal Asaro. A few slight fissures and a tiny crack leather along joints; otherwise this copy is in pristine condition. Included are various documents of the International Churchill Society: minutes of meetings, postcards; correspondence and original letter to subscriber of this volume, a board member of the Society.
In 1947, Winston Churchill now 73, at the urging of his family, penned an essay or story about an 'encounter' he had had recently with his father. Alone in his studio, Churchill is working on a painting of his father who had died in 1895 when Winston was 20 years old. "I was just trying to give the twirl to his moustache when I suddenly felt an odd sensation. I turned round with my palette in my hand, and there, sitting in my red leather upright armchair, was my father …. I could hardly believe my eyes. I felt no alarm, but I thought I would stand where I was and go no nearer." From there, father and son have a conversation about the past 50 years without Winston revealing his own major role in some of those events. The Dream is a fascinating and intimate peek into Winston Churchill. It was first published in The Sunday Telegraph in January 1966 a year after Churchill's death and was subsequently included in The Collected Essays of Sir Winston Churchill (1976).
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