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. Armorial bookplate to volume 2. No ink names/inscriptions. Edges of first two volumes lightly spotted, jackets with a few chips, age-toned to spines, long repaired tear to volumes two and three. A very good, presentable set in jackets. 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 #61668
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