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MARLBOROUGH: His Life and Times
-First Unabridged Two-Volume Edition in Dust Jackets-
English “New” Two-Volume Edition (First English Edition)
George G. Harrap & Co. [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A97.6.a) (Woods A40d)
16mo (1,052 & 1,080 pages, with all original maps and plans but no photographs)
Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Plum cloth]
Item Number: 19618
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.
A very good First Edition, in dust jackets, of this two-volume set that was photo-lithographed from the original four-volume First English Edition pages, compressed and printed on thinner paper but miraculously left unabridged, including all of the original maps.
The unclipped dust jackets here have darkened with age and are edge-chipped, with fractional losses. The cloth and contents remain clean and bright, with some flap shadow toning to the front free endpapers.