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LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL
-First American Edition Set in the Rare Dust Jackets-
First American Edition Set
Macmillan & Co. [New York]
Biblio: (Cohen A17.2) (Woods A8aa)
8vo (586 pages and 546 pages, illustrated, with tissue protected photo frontispieces.)
Hardcover [Deep red cloth]
Item Number: 209049
Lord Randolph Churchill was Winston Churchill’s first work of biography and an impassioned two-volume defense of his maligned father’s posthumous reputation. It was subsequently issued in an unabridged one-volume edition and is a bulwark of any Churchill collection.
A stunningly fresh set in the original dust jackets, which are almost never seen. These are virtually mint. The jacket spines of both are age-darkened but the faces are bright and clean. There are closed cracks along the Volume I spine, but the only losses are fractional at the spine heads and tails, along the flap folds and at the upper front and rear corners. The books are immaculate.