Octavo (24x17cm), 4 volumes (611pp, 650pp, 607pp, 670pp.), half red morocco, cloth boards, gilt title on spine. Raised bands. Gilt top leaf, uncut, scant foxing. Frontispiece with each volume, multiple color illustrations, folding maps and battle diagrams. An attractive presentation.
Comments: This book was released as four separate volumes, beginning in 1933 and continuing through 1938. Churchill began writing in 1929, shortly after leaving government and looking for a source of income. His choice of solider and statesman John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough as his subject was due to his familial connections.