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By Churchill, Winston S




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Marlborough: His Life and Times, a full set of British first editions, inscribed and dated in Volume I to Churchill's godson the day after publication

Winston S. Churchill

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This full set of four British first edition, first printings, is inscribed to Churchill's godson. The five-line inked inscription on the Volume I first free endpaper reads: "To | Roger Frewen | from | Winston S. Churchill | Oct. 7. 1933". The inscription is dated the day after publication, in the year that Churchill's godson nearly lost his life. All four volumes bear the bookplate of Roger Moreton Frewen affixed to the front pastedown. THE ASSOCIATION: Roger d'Hauteville Moreton Frewen (1914-1972) was the son of Churchill's first cousin, Hugh Frewen, and grandson of Churchill's Aunt Clara, his mother's eldest sister. Hugh's childhood was marked by visits with his Churchill and Leslie cousins, including Winston, who was nine years older than Hugh. Roger was born during the First World War while his father was serving on the front and his godfather, Winston, was First Lord of the Admiralty. Roger was born in London, educated in Switzerland and Cambridge. A near-fatal car accident in 1933 and tuberculosis contracted during recovery nearly killed Roger and permanently impaired his health. Churchill inscribed Volume I of this set for his godson in 1933. Despite his health, Roger joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1938. Posted to the British Embassy in Berne during WWII, Roger listened to German and Italian military signals and reported information to Britain, drove lorries with military supplies through occupied France, and rescued escaped prisoners of war by crossing into Germany and Italy and bringing them to safety in Switzerland. Driven by income needs as his family grew, in the decades after the war Roger had careers in finance and real estate. Roger's son, Jonathan, from whom these books come to us, recalls that Roger excelled at mathematics and languages and was "a kind man, an amusing raconteur... and a good Father." Jonathan also recalls that "Winston was an excellent godparent" who "never forgot a birthday or Christmas, no matter his duties." THE EDITION: Winston Churchill originally considered the idea of this monumental biography of his great ancestor, the first Duke of Marlborough, in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Ten years of research and writing produced the most substantial published work of Churchill's 1930s "wilderness years." The books measure 9.25 x 6.25 x 2 inches, each bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt top edge, and profuse illustrations within. Unfortunately, the plum cloth bindings of Volumes I-III proved highly susceptible to sun fading. (A different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV.) CONDITION: This inscribed set is in very good condition overall. All four volumes are first printing. The inscribed Volume I retains a square and tight binding, with the usual spine fading, corner wear, and a bit of staining to the rear cover. The contents remain tight with modest spotting substantially confined to the first and final few pages and the fore and bottom edges. The balance of the set features tight bindings with only minor wear to extremities. Volumes II & III are spine faded and Volume IV has a line of differential color at the front cover fore edge. The contents of Volumes II-IV remain bright with spotting primarily confined to the first and final pages and fore and bottom edges. In addition to Roger Frewen's bookplates, Volumes III and IV have gift inscriptions on the first free endpaper - each to the same recipient and dated "Christmas" in the year of publication. All four bookplates are identified by Roger's son as those used by his father prior to the Second World War. This set may be kept in the original bindings and fitted with custom preservation cases or finely rebound. A skilled binder would recover the original bookplates from the pastedowns. We are happy to provide referrals. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166

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Marlborough : His Life and Times in Four Volumes

Churchill, Winston S.

London: George G. Harrap, 1933-1938. Hardcover. very good. 1st edition. 612,651,608,671 pp. Maroon cloth with gilt title on spine and the Churchill coat of arms crest in gilt of cover. No dust jacket. Octavo with black and white illustrations and fold out maps in text. First three volumes sun bleached. Vol 1 has previous owner's book plate on front end paper and Vols 2-4 have owner's name discreetly in ink on front end paper. very good Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his famous military ancestor. 1933

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, 6 volumes, complete first U.S. editions in dust jackets

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.

New York: Scribners, 1938. First U.S. Edition, First printings. Hard Cover. All volumes have Scribner "A" on copyright page. ALL BOOKS ARE VERY GOOD+ TO NEAR-FINE. ALL DUST JACKETS ARE VERY GOOD TO VERY GOOD+ WITH ORIGINAL PRICES, GOOD COLOR, AND LIGHT EDGE WEAR. VOLS. 1-4 FREE OF WRITING OR NAMES. VOLS. 5 & 6 HAVE BOOKPLATE OF COLUMNIST AND PHILOSOPHER WALTER LIPPMANN (WITH HIS PICTURE ON BOOKPLATE).

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Price: $525.00


Marlborough: His Life and Times (4 Volumes Set)

Winston S. Churchill

20070904. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Marlborough: His Life and Times (6 Vols.)

Churchill, Winston S

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. Spines have suffered siliver fish damage of varying degrees but no structural problem. The internals are excellent but for some faint foxing. Scarce in the 6 volume format. A marvelous biography by Prime Minister Churchill of his illustrious ancestor Marlborough.. First American Edition.. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book One

Winston S. Churchill

University of Chicago Press, 2002-11-01. Hardcover. Good.

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Price: $350.35


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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume III, the Canadian first edition

Winston S. Churchill

Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1936. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." Here is the unusual and scarce Canadian issue of Volume III, the first and only printing. The British and Canadian first editions of Marlborough were issued in four volumes between 1933 and 1938, and the Canadian first editions are far more scarce than their British (or U.S.) counterparts. The Canadian editions of the first three volumes were issued by Ryerson Press instead of Harrap, bound in a dark purple cloth instead of the plum of the British edition, and feature dark purple top edge stain instead of the gilt of the British editions. The dust jackets appear nearly identical, differing only in "Ryerson Press" in lieu of "Harrap" printed on the lower spine and omission of front flap pricing. This third volume is also the last issued by Ryerson; the fourth and final "Canadian" volume was issued instead by Harrap, since by 1938 arrangements between Harrap and Ryerson had ended. Like its British first edition counterpart, this Canadian edition is physically impressive. The contents feature a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. This third book carries the story forward to the end of the campaign of 1708. The volume is a substantial 608 pages with 24 illustrations, 2 document facsimiles, 3 color maps, and 64 other maps and plans. This quite scarce Canadian edition is in very good plus condition in a very good dust jacket. The dark purple cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt. The corners are just a bit soft, the spine ends mildly wrinkled, and there is an indentation to the lower edge of the front cover. The contents are bright and crisp. The top edge retains unfaded purple topstain. The sole interior marks found are a tiny "The Times Book Club" ink stamp at the rear pastedown and three tiny ink stamped numerals on the rear endpaper. We note no internal spotting. Mild spotting is confined to the fore and bottom edges, which are otherwise bright and clean. The quite scarce Canadian edition dust jacket is complete, apart from two tiny holes at the flap folds and has notably bright and clean front and rear faces. The jacket spine shows mild toning and slight wrinkling at the ends, as well as a moisture stain affecting the top right 2.75 inches. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.3, Woods/ICS A40(ac), Langworth p.169.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volumes I & II in the first printing, first state dust jackets

Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. This is a U.S. first edition set of the first two volumes of Churchill’s Marlborough in the first state dust jackets. The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise identical in content to the British. These first four U.S. volumes were originally issued in two-volume sets, with cream-colored dust jackets featuring green print. Only in 1938, when the sixth and final U.S. volume was published, were the more commonly seen blue and gold dust jackets issued. Today the first state dust jackets are scarcer than their blue and gold counterparts. Here are fine copies of the first two volumes in nearly very good, first state dust jackets. The green cloth bindings are beautifully clean, tight, and square with bright spine gilt, sharp corners, and virtually no wear. The contents of each volume are bright and clean. No previous ownership marks. No spotting. Even the untrimmed fore edges remain clean and bright. The dust jackets show the customary transfer browning to the Volume II front panel and Volume I rear panel caused by the original cardboard publisher’s slipcase (no longer present), as well as toning to the spines. Fractional loss is confined to the spine heads and the upper edge of the Volume II front panel. We note a 2 cm closed tear to the upper edge of the Volume I front panel as well as scuffing and staining to the spines. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. This decade saw Churchill pass into his sixties with his own future as uncertain as that of his nation. It is perhaps not incidental that Churchill’s great work of the 1930s was about a great ancestor. Churchill may have wondered more than once if the life history he was writing might ultimately eclipse his own. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough.” Two months after Volume I was published, on 12 December 1933, T.E. Lawrence wrote to Churchill: “I finished it only yesterday. I wish I had not… The skeleton of the book is so good. Its parts balance and the main stream flows… Marlborough has the big scene-painting, the informed pictures of men, the sober comment on political method, the humour, irony and understanding of your normal writing: but beyond that it shows more discipline and strength: and great dignity. It is history, solemn and decorative.” Bibliographic reference: A97.4(I&II).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

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Price: $252.00


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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book Two

Winston S. Churchill

2002-04-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Marlborough; His Life and Times

Churchill, Winston S. (Biography of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough.)

New York: Scribner's 1933, 1935, 1st American editions. (Hardcover) Very good, no dust jackets. Volumes 1-3 of the 6 volume set. Green cloth. Frontispiece, illustrations, maps, folding maps, bibliography and index in vol.2. The spine on vol.1 has a small tear at the top and the gilt lettering is mostly rubbed away. Biography of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. Book about Duke of Marlborough. Vol. 1 1650-1688. Vol. 2 1688-1702. Vol. 3 1702-1704. Locale: England. (History--England, Generals--England).

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Price: $210.00


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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book One

Winston S. Churchill

2002-04-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Marlborough: His Life and Times (4 Volumes Set)

Churchill, Winston S.

Charles Scribner & Sons. Paperback. 0684124092 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . Fair. 1968-01-01. 1st.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume III

Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good plus. This is a jacketed U.S. first edition, first printing of the third volume of Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough. Winston Churchill's Marlborough took ten years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise the same in content as the British. This U.S. first edition, first printing of Volume III is near fine in a very good plus, uniform issue blue and gold dust jacket. The green cloth binding is tight, clean, and square with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The only flaw noted is slight mottling of the color along the top edge of the front cover. The contents are clean and bright with no previous ownership marks. The Scribner's "A" on the copyright page confirms first printing. Mild spotting appears confined to the otherwise clean page edges. The dust jacket remains bright and unclipped, still bearing the original $2.75 price on the upper front flap. There is light wear, mostly at the spine ends and corners, with minor scuffing to the front face. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.4(III).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

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Price: $168.00


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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume II

Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. This is a jacketed U.S. first edition, first printing of the second volume of Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough. Churchill's biography was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise the same in content as the British. This U.S. first edition, first printing of Volume II is near-fine in a very good, uniform issue blue and gold dust jacket. The green cloth binding is tight, clean, and square with bright spine gilt. The only trivial exterior flaws are tiny bumps to the rear cover corners and the slightest hint of scuffing to the front face. The contents are clean and bright with no spotting or inscriptions. The Scribner's "A" on the copyright page confirms first printing. Even the untrimmed fore edges remain clean. The dust jacket remains bright and unclipped, still bearing the original $2.75 price on the upper front flap. There is trivial wear, mostly at the spine ends and corners, with minor scuffing to the front face. Fractional loss is confined to the spine head and corners. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.4(II).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

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Price: $158.00


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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume VI

Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed U.S. first edition of the sixth and final volume of Churchill's Marlborough: His Life and Times, the U.S. first edition, only printing, a particularly clean copy, suitable for helping fill a superior U.S. first edition set in the uniform issue blue and gold dust jackets. The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise identical in content to the British. Volume VI saw fewer copies issued than any of the five preceding volumes, only one printing, and only one state of the dust jacket; consequently, Volume VI can prove the most difficult to find, particularly in respectable condition. This copy is near fine in a very good dust jacket. The binding is square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt. We note only tiny bumps to two corners and trivial wrinkling at the spine heel. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks. Slight differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms what the bright binding already testifies – that this copy has spent life jacketed. Light spotting is confined to the top edge of the text block. The dust jacket is bright and unclipped, retaining the original “$2.75” front flap price. The chief flaw is a roughly triangular spine head loss 3 cm across to a maximum depth of 1.5 cm. Other scuffing and edge wear is minor. The dust is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. This decade saw Churchill pass into his sixties with his own future as uncertain as that of his nation. It is perhaps not incidental that Churchill’s great work of the 1930s was about a great ancestor. Churchill may have wondered more than once if the life history he was writing might ultimately eclipse his own. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough.” Two months after Volume I was published, on 12 December 1933, T.E. Lawrence wrote to Churchill: “I finished it only yesterday. I wish I had not… The skeleton of the book is so good. Its parts balance and the main stream flows… Marlborough has the big scene-painting, the informed pictures of men, the sober comment on political method, the humour, irony and understanding of your normal writing: but beyond that it shows more discipline and strength: and great dignity. It is history, solemn and decorative. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.4(VI).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume II

Winston S. Churchill

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Here is a jacketed British first edition, first printing of Volume II. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The first edition of Marlborough was originally issued in four volumes between 1933 and 1938. It was very well received - both critically and aesthetically. The first edition is physically impressive, bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms in gilt on the front cover, a gilt text block top edge, and a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. Unfortunately, the plum cloth binding in volumes I, II, and III proved incredibly susceptible to sun fading (a different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV). Without the dust jackets, Volumes I-III are nearly always faded and jacketed first editions are now scarce. Here is a good plus copy of the first British edition, first printing of Volume II in a fair, but correct first printing, dust jacket. During the four years covered by Volume II (1702-1705), Marlborough led England as Captain-General. The volume is a substantial 651 pages with 31 illustrations, 76 maps and plans, and 3 document facsimiles. The volume offered here appears unread. The binding is square and tight with nicely rounded spine, sharp corners, and almost no wear. Notably, the binding retains rich plum color, mildly sunned only at the top .5 inch of the spine and top .125 inch of the covers. Nonetheless, there are also a few, small spots of discoloration at the upper fore edge of the front cover. The contents are crisp, bright, and tight, but do show moderate spotting at the endpapers, prelims, final few index pages, and page edges. The gilt top edge remains bright. A single inked gift inscription on the ffep is dated "Xmas 1934" - the year of publication. The dust jacket is the correct - and increasingly elusive - first printing. This is confirmed by an unclipped front flap that retains the original price with no mention of "2nd Impression". The top inch of the dust jacket spine is missing and there is fractional loss to the lower spine, corners, and front flap fold. The jacket spine is mildly toned and moisture stained to the lower three inches. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(II).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume VI

Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed U.S. first edition, only printing of the sixth and final volume of Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough. Churchill's Marlborough was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise the same in content as the British. This U.S. first edition, only printing of Volume VI is near fine in an original blue and gold dust jacket. Volume VI saw fewer copies issued than any of the five preceding volumes and only one printing. The green cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt. We note only minor shelf wear to the bottom edge and a small bump to the lower rear corner. The contents remain clean with no spotting. Slight differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms what the bright binding already tells us - that this copy has spent life jacketed. The first free endpaper bears a simple inked inscription "Poppa from Buzz Christmas, 1938" and a tiny Boston bookshop sticker. There is slight age-toning to the otherwise clean page edges. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original $2.75 front flap price, and retains fairly bright color, but suffers a .75 inch loss at the spine head (but with almost no loss to the title print) and a further 1.5 inch closed tear below extending to just above the author's name. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.4(VI).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times. Volume I, 1650-1688

Churchill, Winston S.

Place_Pub: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First Edition. good. 311, v.1 only, illus., maps, documents, text slightly darkened, slight wear to boad corners & spine edges.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times. Volume II, 1688-1702

Churchill, Winston S.

Place_Pub: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First Edition. good. 311, v.2 only, illus., maps, appendix, bibliography, index, text slightly darkened, slight wear to boad corners & spine edges.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume I (1650-1688) and Volume II (1688-1702)

CHURCHILL, Winston S.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. Hardcover. Very Good. First American editions. Combined 622pp.Two volumes only (of six). Illustrated profusely with plates, maps and document facsimiles. Very good with faded gilt spine lettering on spines, spine ends lightly bumped, lacking the dustwrappers.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume II

Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed U.S. first edition of the second volume of Churchill's Marlborough: His Life and Times. The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise identical in content to the British. This U.S. first printing of Volume II is in very good condition in a good plus, uniform issue blue and gold dust jacket. The green cloth binding is square, clean, bright, and tight with bright spine gilt. We note only trivial shelf wear to extremities and small bumps to the upper corners. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks. The Scribner’s “A” on the copyright page confirms first printing. We find no spotting. The otherwise clean fore and bottom edges show modest age-toning, the top edge light dust soiling. The dust jacket is bright and substantially complete, retaining the original “$2.75” front flap price and showing only fractional chip losses to extremities. Nonetheless, the jacket shows overall scuffing and wear to hinges and extremities, with a few short closed tears (not exceeding 3cm). The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928.  Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. This decade saw Churchill pass into his sixties with his own future as uncertain as that of his nation.  It is perhaps not incidental that Churchill’s great work of the 1930s was about a great ancestor.  Churchill may have wondered more than once if the life history he was writing might ultimately eclipse his own.  Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough.”  Two months after Volume I was published, on 12 December 1933, T.E. Lawrence wrote to Churchill: “I finished it only yesterday.  I wish I had not… The skeleton of the book is so good.  Its parts balance and the main stream flows… Marlborough has the big scene-painting, the informed pictures of men, the sober comment on political method, the humour, irony and understanding of your normal writing: but beyond that it shows more discipline and strength: and great dignity.  It is history, solemn and decorative. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.4(II).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

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Price: $105.00


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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume III

Winston S. Churchill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed U.S. first edition of the third volume of Churchill's Marlborough: His Life and Times. The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise identical in content to the British. This U.S. first printing of Volume III is near fine in a good plus, uniform issue blue and gold dust jacket. The green cloth binding is square, clean, bright, and tight with bright spine gilt. We note only trivial shelf wear to extremities and a miniscule lower front corner bump. The contents are bright with no previous ownership marks. The Scribner’s “A” on the copyright page confirms first printing. Trivial spotting is confined to the top edge. The dust jacket is bright and substantially complete, retaining the original “$2.75” front flap price and showing only fractional chip losses to extremities. Nonetheless, the jacket shows substantial overall scuffing and wear. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928.  Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. This decade saw Churchill pass into his sixties with his own future as uncertain as that of his nation.  It is perhaps not incidental that Churchill’s great work of the 1930s was about a great ancestor.  Churchill may have wondered more than once if the life history he was writing might ultimately eclipse his own.  Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough.”  Two months after Volume I was published, on 12 December 1933, T.E. Lawrence wrote to Churchill: “I finished it only yesterday.  I wish I had not… The skeleton of the book is so good.  Its parts balance and the main stream flows… Marlborough has the big scene-painting, the informed pictures of men, the sober comment on political method, the humour, irony and understanding of your normal writing: but beyond that it shows more discipline and strength: and great dignity.  It is history, solemn and decorative. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.4(III).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

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Marlborough : His Life and Times

Churchill, Winston S.

London: Harrap, 1949. Hardcover. very good. reprint Edition. 1050, 1078 pp. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title on spine and a gilt emblem on front board. No dust jacket. Octavo with fold out maps and black and white illustrations in text. The original four volumes reduced to two. Volume one has an ink inscription on front end paper and slightly loose front board. very good Churchill's biography of his famous miltary ancestor, the Duke of Marlborough. 1949

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MARLBOROUGH

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.

1933. CHURCHILL, Winston S. MARLBOROUGH: HIS LIFE AND TIMES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First American edition. Two volumes of a biography that eventually reached six. 8vo., green cloth. Some wear to boards. Very good. (Woods A40b).

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Marlborough: His Life and Times. Volume I, 1650-1688

Churchill, Winston S.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First Edition. fair to good, ex-lib.. 311, illus., maps, library stamps, bookplate, & pocket, small rough spot ins rear flylf, ink number title page, lib sticker on spine. Some soiling and scuffing to boards and spine, some wear to top and bottom of spine and board corners, some soiling to fore-edge.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book Two

Winston S. Churchill

2002-04-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book Two

Winston S. Churchill

University Of Chicago Press, 2002-11-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book One

Winston S. Churchill

2002-04-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book One

Winston S. Churchill

University Of Chicago Press, 2002-09-01. New edition. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times - Vol. II

Churchill, Winston s

Charles Scribners, New York. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times - Vol. II

Churchill, Winston s.

New York: Charles Scribners, 1933. Published separately from the others.. First American Edition. Green Cloth. Very Good+. Illus. by Photographs. 8vo.

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Marlborough : His Life and Times [Volume 2]

Churchill, Winston S

Charles Scribner's Sons. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book Two

Winston S. Churchill

University Of Chicago Press, 2002-11-01. Paperback. Good.

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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book 1

Churchill, Winston S

University of Chicago Press. New edition. Paperback. Used; Good. **Simply Brit** Shipped with Premium postal service within 24 hours from the UK with impressive delivery time. We have dispatched from our book depository; items of good condition to over ten million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with reliable and efficient service at all times. 01/14/2003

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Paraja

Mohanty, Gopinath

Faber & Faber, London, 1987. 1st Edition thus. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. This is the first UK edition. Dust Jacket is in very good condition but w/ minor tear. Dust jacket in mylar guard. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0571151280. ISBN/EAN: 9780571151288. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18820. . 9780571151288

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