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Winston S. Churchill
MARLBOROUGH: HIS LIFE & TIMES BY W. CHURCHILL FIRST EDITION FINE MOROCCO BINDING
London: UK: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1934. Near fine condition. [CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.]. Marlborough: His Life and Times. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1934-1938. Hardcover. First editions, first impressions. In four volumes, complete. Leather-bound. Large octavo (240 x 170mm), pp. 612; 651; 608; 671. Uniformly bound in exquisite red half-morocco, signed by Period Binders, Bath, England. Five raised spine bands, the compartments and bands gilt ruled, tooled and lettered, red cloth sides, applied red and gilt head-bands, top edge of book blocks gilt, hand marbled pastedown and endpapers. Complete With 325 illustrations, including a frontispiece to each volume, black and white plates, folding maps and battle plans, and facsimile documents, errata slips tipped-in as normal, indexes at rear of each volume. Printed at The Ballantyne Press by Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. The monumental biography of Winston's ancestor Sir John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, and Britain's greatest military strategist. As Restoration England's most talented General, he served under five Stuart and Hanoverian monarchs in campaigns such as the Franco-Dutch War, the Monmouth Rebellion, and the Glorious Revolution. Condition: Near fine. Collated complete, bindings tight and secure, hinges perfect, covers and contents remarkably clean, couple of leaves with a light fox spots, without previous ownership markings. A beautiful set and scarce thus. Listing note: Finely bound first edition set. John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders … [Click Below for Full Description]
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