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MARLBOROUGH: His Life and Times

[VARIANT First English Edition Set in Dust Jackets]


$3,500.00

By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First English Edition Set
Biblio: (Cohen A97.2[I-IV].a) (Woods A40b)
Date: 1933-1938
Published: George G. Harrap & Co. [London]
Size (Details): 8vo (2,500+ pages, illustrated with portraits,maps, plans.)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Bright Purple cloth]
Volumes: 4 volumes

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 208178

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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.

Description: This is a very good First English edition set, in the very rare dust jackets, which are only modestly darkened with age and lightly shelfworn. The binding cloth is the variant bright purple produced, it has been suggested, for volumes shipped to the Australian market. This would seem to be confirmed by the presence of a small bookseller plate on the pastedowns of each volume for a Sydney, Australia bookseller, Angus & Robertson Ltd.

The critical Volume I dust jacket is not price-clipped, the balance are; neatly so. The gilt tops are bright and the contents are fine and virtually unfoxed (a light smattering along the fore-edges). Laid-into Volume IV is the original invoice from Angus & Robertson, addressed to a Justice of the High Court.

 Please Note: This is a weighty item and does not qualify for free shipping.

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Bibliographic numbers (in parentheses) are from Frederick Woods' original Churchill bibliography (Woods), as emended by Richard Langworth in his Connoisseur's Guide; and from the new, greatly expanded Churchill bibliography by Ronald Cohen (Cohen).





 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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