Item #25137 Marlborough: His Life and Times. Winston S. Churchill.

Marlborough: His Life and Times

Harrap, London, 1933-1938, hardcover. Churchill’s monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough. Thoroughly researched in the family archives at Blenheim Palace, and assisted by several research assistants, this work was published in 4 volumes in 1933, 34, 36, 38 respectively. The first trade edition from Harrap is a lovely deluxe binding. Bound in rich burgundy cloth over bevelled boards, the family arms gilt on front covers, top edges gilt. Books measure 6.25 x 9.25 inches and are nearly 2 inches thick. All four are well illustrated with plates, facsimiles of documents and numerous maps and plans. A first class production which was well received at the time and is highly collectible now. Here is na set of mixed editions in dustwrappers. Vols I and II are Harrap reprints, Vol III is a Ryerson Canadian first, Vol IV is a Harrap UK first. Books are tight, spine colours varies as seen in 2nd photo, owner inscriptions in vols I and III. Page edges off hite with some spots. Dustwrappers are all unclipped, spines darkend, wear and losses at spine ends. (A40aa). Item #25137

Price: $350.00

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