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LAWRENCE - CHURCHILL (WINSTON) - Proceedings at the Unveiling of the Memorial to Lawrence of Arabia, City of Oxford High School for Boys, 3 October 1936.

. Oxford: J. Thornton & Son, 1937, small 4to. 23 [1] pp. Frontispiece (of the monument). original tan wrappers printed in blue. First edition, first printing. photographic frontispiece showing memorial , this has small remnant of rusty paperclip at the top as has the title page. Image of frontispiece has slightly offset to title page. In the original sl. discoloured cover chipped at edges Slightly discoloured text A memorial wall plaque by Eric Kennington was unveiled by Winston Churchill at the City of Oxford High School for Boys on 3 October 1936. He unveiled the plaque to the school's most famous old scholar; his lengthy address appears on pages 9-18. O'Brien E117 (the first issue, with the John Johnson imprint). including the text of opening remarks from H.M. Lodge (President of the Old Oxford Citizens' Society) followed by Churchill's speech. In 1966, when the school was merged with Southfield School to form the Oxford School, the plaque was moved to the new school premises in Glanville Road, Cowley. Unique association copy . inserted is a letter dated 2dn March 1954 from Basil Blackwell (made a Knight Bachelor in 1956 by Queen Elizabeth II, the only bookseller ever to receive that honour) asking Frederick Thornton for permission to reprint Churchill's address as a kind of introduction to Ned Lawrence's "The Home Letters of T.E.Lawrence and his Brothers". Published by Blackwell's that same year . Churchill had agreed that this could be included. AND the bookshop's original copy of Frederick Thornton's reply giving permission although he wrote that in his opinion the copy-right was with sir Winston. On this copy Frederick (Mr. Fred to the staff of Thornton's ) has scribbled a correction and adds by hand: "When a typist guesses, she always seems to guess wrong: but one never knows just how much has been guessed rightly". keept in an original 50's J. Thornton's bookshop envelope.
GBP 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 262.25 US$ 282.51 | JPą 39357] Book number F3266

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