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    Clementine Churchill Presentation Copy

    [Clementine S. Churchill]. Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace. London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd./Oxford University Press, 1942. Later printing. Presentation copy inscribed by Clementine Churchill on the flyleaf: "This immortal work / portrays the life & soul / & the struggles of Russia / more than a hundred / years ago. Read it / now, & you will see / that Time is an / illusion. / Clementine S. Churchill". Octavo. 1352 pages. Publisher's red cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Map endpapers. Boards shelf worn with some occasional soiling. Spine faded. Hinges cracked but the text block is solid. Overall a very good copy sold in a beautiful half-leather slip case with raised spine bands and titles lettered in gilt.

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    This copy almost certainly has an association with Clementine Churchill's work as the head of the British Red Cross for Russia Fund, established in 1942 at the height of the Russian people's suffering during the siege of Leningrad. To further this association there is a quote from Agnes Maisky, wife of Soviet ambassador Ivan Maisky, mounted to the front pastedown which reads: "1812-1942 / We destroyed our / enemy then, / We will destroy / our enemy now / Agnes Maisky".



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    October, 2012
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