British Gazette


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[003285] [Churchill, Winston S. (Ed)]. The British Gazette. London: H.M.S.O., 1926. First Edition. Atlas Folio. Unbound. Newspaper. Good. Each 4pp. Eight issues (complete) of the government’s newspaper during the British General Strike, edited by Winston Churchill, WITH The Sunday Gazette (single sided broadside).

The British Gazette‘s are all slightly browned, creased from old folds, with a few marginal nicks and tears as usual, number two has a significant tear from foot (without loss) and is chipped to foot, and number seven is chipped and creased to fore edge. The Sunday Gazette has three ‘Constitutional Club’ ink stamps to head, with a central crease but is otherwise quite bright.

Number one has blank centre pages, number two has printed centre pages (so probably a slightly later issue, sometimes found blank as number one). The British Gazette is common enough, but this is the first time I have ever seen The Sunday Gazette, interestingly the only other set with The Sunday Gazette for sale at time of cataloguing is also has the ‘Constitutional Club’ ink stamps, (perhaps they got the only issues).

Woods, Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill‘ (2nd ed.), page 382, noting that the Chartwell Trust archives contains a proof of The Sunday Gazette, and that there is no indication that it was ever issued; Smith, ‘Remember 1926’: 6