London: The Thomson Organization Limited, 1961. 1st Edition. PRESENTATION Copy. Unpaginated, though 48 pages. Thomson TLs [dated 7 January 1964] affixed to ffep. Front paste-down with mss presentation letter from "Louse & Leonard, Mayor & Mayoress of St. Pancras." Accompanied by a b&w photograph [6-3/8" x 8-1/4"] of 4 gentlemen in black tie [including Thomson], taken at the 'Mayoral Reception April 8th, 1961.' Profusely illustrated, with much in color. Laid-in a reproduction [reduced in size] of the January 21, 1940 Sunday Times front page. Small folio: 14-1/4" x 9". Glazed white covers, with black lettering to spine & title embossed on front board. Wear & soiling, with glazing to beginning to crack along spine. Slight musty smell. Donovan's signature to top of ffep. An About VG copy. Item #48205
"In 1959, Thomson purchased the Kemsley group of newspapers, the largest in Britain, which included The Sunday Times. Over the years, Thomson expanded his media empire to include more than 200 newspapers in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. His Thomson Organization became a multinational corporation, with interests in publishing, printing, television, and travel." [Wiki]
Uncommon in the trade.