LONGEST SUMMER The Commemorative Limited Edition Book & Print Portfolio

by Anthony Saunders

Editions Edition Size US($) QTY
Limited edition 325 $175.00
Artist proofs 25 Limited Availability Contact Us
75th anniversary edition 75 $370.00
Remarques 25 $545.00
Double remarques 10 $875.00
First edition book only $35.00
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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.

Media:
Lithograph and book set
Size:
30.5 x 23 inches
Release Date:
5/2015

Editions that feature original and unique artwork, such as Remarque Editions, are specifically hand-crafted to order by the artists. 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 drawing – such as specific aircraft markings – please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.

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