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By: Randolph Churchill and Martin Gilbert
Edition: First English Edition Set [Volume VI Companion Volumes all First American editions]
Biblio: (ZA302a-h/R230a-h)
Date: 1966-2015
Published: William Heinemann, Ltd. and Norton and Hillsdale College Press [London, NY, Hillsdale, MI]
Size (Details): 8vo
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jackets) [Red cloth]
Volumes: 28 volumes

Category: The Official Biography
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 204222

Description: This is a beautiful complete First English edition set, in uniform, correct and unclipped dust jackets. The Volume VI COMPANION Volumes are correct First American editions, as issued (Parts 1, 2 and 3 by Norton; the most recent by Hillsdale College Press).

All MAIN Volumes are in very good condition, the contents pristine, the topstains variably faded, but modestly, the dust jackets all bright and uniquely unfaded, with very scattered edge-chipping along the spines of the first three volumes only. All COMPANION Volumes are in excellent condition, with bright topstains and unopened contents.

An exceptionally good set.

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

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The Official Biography is the ultimate source work about Sir Winston Churchill and the longest biography ever published (the actual Guinness record holder). Begun by Churchill's son Randolph (who authored Volumes I and II), the 8-volume set was completed (Volumes III-VIII) by Sir Martin Gilbert, whose great achievement it remains. The 8 Main text volumes are supplemented by 18 Companion volumes (to date) that reproduce in their entirety most of the letters and documents referred to in the Main volumes. These Main volumes consist of Volume I: Youth (1874-1900), Volume II: Young Statesman (1901-1914), Volume III: The Challenge Of War (1914-1916), Volume IV: The Stricken World (1917-1922), Volume V: The Prophet Of Truth (1922-1939), Volume VI: Finest Hour (1939-1941), Volume VII: Road To Victory (1941-1945) and Volume VIII: Never Despair (1945-1965). The Companion volumes are comprised of: Volume I (2 parts); Volume II (3 parts); Volume III (2 parts); Volume IV (3 parts); Volume V (3 parts); and Volume VI (5 parts, with more still to come. The last two are the work of Hillsdale College Press, and are numbered somewhat differently). A total of five further Companion volumes are still planned. Sir Martin Gilbert passed away in 2015.










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