MARLBOROUGH: His Life and Times

-First American Edition Set in Dust Jackets-


First American Edition Set

By: Winston S. Churchill

Charles Scribners Sons [New York]

Biblio: (Cohen A97.4[I-VI].a (Woods A40b)

8vo (2,500+ pages, illustrated with portraits,maps, plans.)

Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Green cloth]

Item Number: 13765


Collector's Guide

Marlborough is Winston Churchill’s majestic biography of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough; soldier, statesmen, hard-headed Churchillian ancestor. Initially published in England as a lush four-volume set and then as a somewhat less deluxe six-volume set in America, it was subsequently issued in an unabridged two-volume edition and a single-volume abridgment.


This is a very good First American edition set in the final-state, uniform blue and gold dust jackets, which exhibit only light wear, with all flap prices present unclipped. Volumes I and II were originally published together as a boxed set, as were Volumes III and IV, each in plain white dust jackets, printed green. Volumes V and VI were separately published in, respectively, red and white, and blue and gold dust jackets. Upon issuing the final volume (VI), Scribner rewrapped this set uniformly in the blue and gold jackets seen here, boxing them together in a slipcase, now rarely seen.

There is a previous owner’s discreet ink ownership stamp on the front and rear pastedowns of all volumes here. The contents are otherwise fine.

A very handsome example.