MARLBOROUGH: His Life and Times
[Deluxe SIGNED Limited Leatherbound First Edition (1 of 155 Copies)]
Winston S. Churchill
First Signed Limited Edition
(Cohen A97.1.a) (Woods A40a)
George G. Harrap & Co. [London]
8vo (2,500+ pages, illustrated with portraits,maps, plans.)
Hardcover [Dark Orange leather]
Churchill at Chartwell
MARLBOROUGH: HIS LIFE & TIMES
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 the U.S. Subsequently issued in a two-volume edition that is not an abridgment, and a single volume edition that is.
Handsomely bound in full dark-orange Niger by Leighton Straker, the books are each gilt-stamped with the Marlborough crest on the upper board, gilt-lettered on the spine in six compartments with raised bands, the top edge gilt, the endpapers marbled. This set (number 101 of 155) is in very good condition, with just a hint of darkening to the leather. A former owner's elaborate bookplate is affixed to the pastedowns in each volume. The original card slipcases are not present.
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