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Título: Marlborough: His Life and Times
Editorial: Harrap, London, 1933-1938, 1st editions
Edición: 1st Edition
Churchill?s monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough. Thoroughly researched in the family archives at Blenheim Palace, and assisted by several research assistants, this work was published in 4 volumes in 1933, 34, 36, 38 respectively. The first trade edition from Harrap is a lovely deluxe binding. Bound in rich burgundy cloth over bevelled boards, the family arms gilt on front covers, top edges gilt. Books measure 6.25 x 9.25 inches and are nearly 2 inches thick. All four are well illustrated with plates, facsimiles of documents and numerous maps and plans. A first class production which was well received at the time and is highly collectible now. Vol. I is a 2nd printing 1933, vols 2-4 are all first printings. Books are all clean and tight, edges are off white but not spotted. the spines have some faded areas where the jackets have losses. Vol. 4 only has some damp stains on the front cover. No inscriptions. Dustwrappers are unclipped, darkened on spines with losses at spine ends as shown in photo. (ICS A40aa). N° de ref. de la librería 28252
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