The first two-volume edition of Marlborough: His Life and Times by Winston S. Churchill, in the publisher’s deluxe binding.
Octavo, [two volumes], [1050pp]; 1078pp. Publisher’s quarter blue leather, beige cloth, title in gilt on spine, raised bands with compartments stamped in blind. Top edge gilt. Light toning to spine, rubbing to cloth, spot of excess gilt on spine, likely from the production process. Marbled endpapers. Solid text block, clean throughout. Both volumes complete with frontispiece portraits, 16 folding maps, 13 facsimiles. (Woods A40d) (Cohen A97.6.b) Lacking the original glassine wrapper and slipcase. A near fine example of this scarce deluxe edition.
This set is the second edition of Marlborough: His Life and Times, published for the first time as a two-volume set. This set was released by Harrap at the same time as the trade edition (Cohen 97.6.a), at a retail price of ?4.14s.