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Battle of Britain so few multiple signed rare book. A Folio Dedicated to All Who Fought and Won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940, pub. 1990. The volume has twenty-five profile portraits in silhouette of Battle of Britain pilots and bomber crewmen, each silhouette signed by the subject with photographic portraits and other illusts., facsimile letters and documents etc., a biography of each individual, a.e.g., orig. dark blue goatskin, lettered and decorated in gilt, `So Few` with RAF embroidered wings inset to upper cover. Numbered 45 of 401 copies, signed by Michael Pierce and members of the creative team. Issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and to recognise and celebrate the courage and heroism of the thousands of fighting men who stayed the westward advance of the Nazi menace, many of whom paid the supreme sacrifice. Both books were produced for the benefit of the RAF Benevolent Fund. It comprises Wg Cdr P.P.C. Barthropp, DFC, AFC; Wg Cdr R.P. Beamont, CBE, DSO, DFC, DL, FRAes; Sqn Ldr G.H. Bennions, DFC; Air Vice-Marshal H.A.C. Bird-Wilson, CBE, DSO, DFC, AFC; Air Cdre P.M. Brothers, CBE, DSO, DFC; Air Marshal Sir Denis Crowley-Milling KCB, CBE, DSO, DFC, AE; Gp Capt W.D. David, CBE, DFC, AFC; Air Cdre A.C. Deere, DSO, OBE, DFC; Sqn Ldr B.H. Drobinski, DFC; Flt Lt J.H. Duart; Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris, GCB, DSO, OBE; Gp Capt T.P. Gleave, CBE; Wg Cdr N.P.W. Hancock, DFC; Sqn Ldr C. Haw, DFC, DFM; Cdr R.C. Hay, DSO, DSC, RN (Ret`d); Gp Capt C.B.F. Kingcome, DSO, DFC; Colonel Henry Gaston Lafont; Air Cdre A.R.D. MacDonell, CB, DFC; Sqn Ldr M.J. Mansfield, DSO, DFC, AFC; Wg Cdr A.G. Page, DSO, DFC; Wg Cdr P.L. Parrott, DFC, AFC, Gp Capt D.F.B. Sheen, DFC; Wg Cdr F.M. Smith, DFC; Wg Cdr J.E. Storrar, DFC, AFC, AE; Wg Cdr G.C. Unwin, DSO, DFM. A Very rare signed folio in excellent condition. Good Condition. All signed pieces come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and can ship worldwide. UK postage from £3.99, EU from £5.99, Rest of World from £7.99.

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Battle of Britain so few multiple signed rare book. A

Estimate £800 - £1,200Jun 26
Folkestone, UK