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

Marlborough: His Life and Times

Harrap, London, 1933-1938, 1st editions, 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 beveled 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 a superb fine set in dustwrappers. The books are all very crisp seem unread with page edges even and free of spots. Spines are all unfaded with shiny gilt. Dustjackets are all correct firsts unclipped, Vol I only has some small splits at head of spine, others have no tears or cracks. spines of jackets slightly darkened. This set was lot 422 at Sothebys on 24/7/95. (A40aa). (ICS A40aa). Item #50116

Price: $4,000.00

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