London: William Heinemann, 1966-1988. [Political Biography] FIRST EDITIONS. Illustrated with photographs throughout. In eight volumes, being the complete set of the Life. Octavo (24 x 17 x 51cm). Handsomely bound in burgundy half morocco with raised bands, black leather title labels lettered in gilt, 'lion rampant' motif in gilt to spines, cloth boards, top edges gilt. Trivial thumbing/toning. A near fine set in an attractive recent leather binding. Randolph Churchill began this biography of his father, completing two of the main volumes and two of the companions by the time of his death in 1968. Having served as his research assistant, Sir Martin Gilbert completed the vast project nineteen years later. Item #57597
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