London: William Heinemann, 1966-1988. [Political Biography] COMPLETE LEATHER-BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. Illustrated with photographs throughout. In eight volumes, being the complete set of the Life. Octavo (24 x 17 x 51cm). Recently re-bound in burgundy half morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spines, and matching cloth over boards. Top edges gilt. A crisp, clean set, in an attractive new 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. By the time he completed the task he had read 19,000 books and 15 tons of private correspondence relating to his subject. Item #63323
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