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MARLBOROUGH: His Life and Times

-First Unabridged Two-Volume English Edition-


First English Two-Volume Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

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: 208248

Collector's Guide

Marlborough┬áis 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 First Edition of the two-volume English reprint edition, first published in 1947. The pages were photo-lithographed from the original first edition text, compressed and printed on thinner paper, but left unabridged. It is a lovely set, here in unclipped dust jackets. Book Two jacket has darkened a bit, else fine. The contents are similarly fine, with just a hint flap shadow to the front free endpaper of Book One.

A beautiful way to read Churchill’s magnum biographical opus.