LONGEST SUMMER - The Commemorative Limited Edition Book & Print Portfolio
by Anthony Saunders
Harvesting is brieﬂy interrupted as Mk.I Spitﬁres of 609 Squadron pass low overhead. The young pilots return to 10 Group Sector Station at Middle Wallop after successfully engaging Luftwaffe raiders attacking naval facilities on the south coast, August 1940.
This prestigious limited edition portfolio, specially issued to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, includes an individually numbered limited ﬁrst edition copy of the book THEIR FINEST HOUR.
Presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase, each book is accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of the limited edition print LONGEST SUMMER.
THE COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO
The Limited Edition
Accompanied by a matching-numbered ﬁrst edition book, each print in every edition is personally signed by an RAF Fighter Pilot who flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain:
- Wg Cdr JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON
The Artist Proofs
Issued with a signed copy of the print Longest Summer, each book in this FIVE SIGNATURE edition includes a highly collectible library bookplate, personally signed by a further four Battle of Britain veterans:
- Flt Lt TERRY CLARK DFM AE
- C.A.F JOE RODDIS
- Fg Off KEN WILKINSON
- Wg Cdr TERENCE KANE
The 75th Anniversary Edition
With all the components of the Artist Proofs each print is signed by a further ﬁve Aircrew who ﬂew in combat during the Battle of Britain. This very special TEN SIGNATURE edition is a living historical account of one of the most crucial periods of British history and a very exclusive collector’s item:
- Wg Cdr TOM NEIL DFC* AFC AE
- Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC
- Flt Lt ARCHIBALD McINNES
- Flt Lt WILLIAM ‘BOB’ HUGHES DFC AE
- Wg Cdr RICHARD ‘DICKIE’ SUMMERS AFM OBE
The 75th Anniversary Remarque Editions
The 75th Anniversary Edition is further enhanced by the inclusion of two remarque editions, each containing an original pencil drawing, beautifully crafted to order by artist Anthony Saunders in the lower margin of the print Longest Summer. Each drawing is unique and will be themed to the Battle of Britain.
- Lithograph and book set
- 30.5 x 23 inches
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Editions that feature original and unique artwork, such as Remarque, Tribute and matted editions, are specifically hand-crafted to order. As a result, our normal delivery policies do not apply to these items but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as your drawing is complete. If you have any particular request for your remarque drawing – such as specific aircraft markings – please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.
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