Marlborough: His Life and Times. Winston S. Churchill.

Marlborough: His Life and Times

Scribner’s (Scribners), NY, 1933-1938, 1st American edition, Produced in 6 volumes rather than 4 as the British edition. Scribners chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, but then the final two volumes were not so divided, making a total of six. The setting, illustrations, and maps are identical to the English 4 volume work. Bound in emerald green cloth, gilt titles on spines. As first issued, this set had plain white dustjackets with green printing on the spines for vols I-IV, which were supplied in decorated slipcase boxes each holding two volumes. Vol V came in a non matching dustjacket printed red and black on white paper with a portrait of Marlborough. Vol VI was issued last in a blue and gold jacket. Subsequently, all six volumes were released in the blue and gold dj's and sold as a set. Dustjackets of any sort are scarce on these sets, but when seen they usually are the gold and blue issue. It is unusual to find a set of all the original dj's and slipcases. Here is such a set. All six volumes are first American editions in green cloth. Vols I-II have tanned spines on DJs, owner name on free endpapers, slipcase worn and dirty; vol III-IV have tanned spines, DJs worn withb tears and losses, slipcase worn dirty and split; vol V has clipped DJ with edgewear and a spot on the spine; vol VI DJ has good coloyr but loss about 5 mm deep along top edge of front cover, book has browning on endpapers. (A40). Item #24506

Price: $1,250.00

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