MARLBOROUGH: His Life and Times
-First English Edition Set in Dust Jackets-
First English Edition Set
George G. Harrap & Co. [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A97.2[I-IV].a) (Woods A40aa)
8vo (2,500+ pages, illustrated with portraits,maps, plans.)
Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Plum cloth]
Item Number: 205604
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 an exceptional First English edition set. The dust jackets are all unclipped and correct, with just a hint of shelf wear, and a single light crease vertically through the front face of Volume II. The cloth on all volumes is uniquely and uniformly unfaded, including the decidedly fade-prone spines. The contents are fine and virtually unfoxed. As handsome and distinguished a set as we have seen.