London: Harrap, 1933-1938.
First edition, first issue of all volumes. Frontispiece, plates, maps, and facsimiles; 612; 651; 608; 671 pp. 4 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarter blue morocco and blue cloth sides, t.e.g., by Bayntun, Bath. Spines slightly faded, else fine set. Cohen A97.2; Woods A40(a). Item #314928
Churchill initially began the work in 1929, after his defeat in the general election, and the four volumes were published over a period of five years. One of England's most significant military commanders and statesmen, Marlborough had an extraordinary life and career during the reigns of James II and Charles II. Churchill's account of his forbear’s career refutes Lord Macaulay's version in “History of England” (1848).
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