His Life and Times.London, George G. Harrap & Co., 1933-1938 Stock Code: 139225
NotesFirst editions, first impressions, in a handsome binding. "Marlborough: his Life and Times took its place at once among the classics of historical writing. As the story of his ancestor's leadership of a grand alliance to prevent the domination of the continent by a single power, it was also a source of inspiration to Churchill in his campaign against appeasement" (ODNB).
4 volumes, octavo (228 x 148 mm). Later 20th-century red half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spines lettered in gilt, red cloth sides, pink endpapers, top edges gilt.
Portrait frontispiece to each volume, 99 additional plates, 14 facsimiles of letters, and 182 maps and plans, several folding.
Bindings in fine condition; contents generally clean throughout, other than a slight running mark to first few leaves of vol. III with tiny hole (not affecting text) to pp. 3/4, and slight offsetting from turn-ins. An excellent set.
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