London: George G. Harrap and Co., 1933 - 1938. [Biography/History] FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes, octavo (24 x 17cm), pp.; 612; pp.651; ; pp.; 608; ; pp.671; . With 325 illustrations, including a frontispiece to each volume, black and white plates, folding maps and battle plans, and facsimile documents. In publisher's purple cloth with gilt titles to spines and gilt armorial crest to upper boards. Top edges gilt. With original typographic dust-jackets. Some toning to edges, free from spotting, owner names or bookplates. Jackets toned to spine with a few minor chips/frays, also sunned to volume 2. Overall a very good, presentable set. 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. Item #59355
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