London: George G. Harrap and Co., 1933 - 1938. [Biography/History] FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes, octavo (24 x 17 x 22cm), 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. Handsomely bound in burgundy half morocco with raised bands, twin navy blue morocco title labels lettered in gilt, gilt decoration to spines, publisher's gilt-stamped burgundy cloth boards, top edges gilt. Free from the usual spotting, exterior as new. A clean, fine set in an attractive recent leather binding. 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 #61275
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