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

Marlborough: His Life and Times

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. Both slipcases are complete, that for vols 3-4 has tape repairs. Vols 1-2 djs are complete, spines tanned; vols 3-4 djs worn with loss at base of spine vol 3, spines browned. Vol 5-6 clean, minor wear at spine ends. (A40b). Item #50118

Price: $2,250.00

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