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 A40b)
8vo (2,500+ pages, illustrated with portraits,maps, plans.)
Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Bright Purple cloth]
Item Number: 208970
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 English edition set in the very rare dust jackets, which are are all unclipped, only modestly darkened with age and lightly shelfworn.
The cloth is uniquely unfaded, including the very fade-prone spines. The gilt tops are bright and the contents are fine, with scattered foxing to the prelims and fore-edges only. There is a discreet vintage bookplate on the front pastedown of Volume I.
Overall, an excellent set in every respect.