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MARLBOROUGH: His Life and Times

[First American Edition Set in Dust Jackets]


By: Winston S. Churchill
Edition: First American Edition Set
Biblio: (Cohen A97.4[I-VI].a (Woods A40b)
Date: 1933-38
Published: Charles Scribners Sons [New York]
Size (Details): 8vo (2,500+ pages, illustrated with portraits,maps, plans.)
Binding: Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Green cloth]
Volumes: 6 volumes

Category: First Editions by Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 13765



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 American edition set in the final-state, uniform blue and gold dust jackets, which exhibit only light wear, with all flap prices present. Volumes I and II were originally published together as a boxed set, as were Volumes III and IV, each in plain white dust jackets, printed green. Volumes V and VI were separately published in, respectively, red and white and blue and gold dust jackets. Upon issuing the final volume (VI), Scribner rewrapped this set uniformly in the blue and gold jackets seen here, boxing them together in a slipcase, now rarely seen.

There is a previous owner's discreet ink ownership stamp on the front and rear pastedowns of all volumes here, else fine. A handsome example.

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

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