London: Heinemann, 1966-88. 8vo. 21 volumes (8 volumes of the life + 13 companion volumes), set. First editions. Burgundy cloth, gilt. Top edges stained burgundy. Each volume is illustrated with black and white photographic plates. The Life: Uniform in the plain, armorial d/ws (the last three volumes were also issued in larger quantities, at a cheaper price, with photographic front panels). There are a few nicks and chips to the d/ws of several volumes. Volumes 3 & 4 are faded on the spine, as usual, and volume 3 has a large tear from the bottom edge of the front panel. Companion volumes: Some d/ws are faded on the spine, as usual, and most have some tanning. No ownership marks. Contents clean and fresh. Generally near fine in near fine d/ws. Item #6127
The Life: I: Youth 1874-1900 II: Young Statesman 1901-1914; III: 1914-1916; IV: 1917-1922; V: 1922-1939; VI: Finest Hour 1939-1941; VII: Road to Victory 1941-1945; VIII: Never Despair 1945-1965.
The Companion volumes: Volume I Part 1: 1874-1896; Volume I Part 2: 1896-1900; Volume II Part 1: 1901-1907; Volume II Part 2: 1907-1911; Volume II Part 3: 1911-1914; Volume III Part 1: August 1914-April 1915; Volume III Part 2: May 1915-December 1916; Volume IV Part 1: January 1917-June 1919; Volume IV Part 2: July 1919-March 1921; Volume IV Part 3: April 1921-November 1922; Volume V Part 1: The Exchequer Years 1922-1929; Volume V Part 2: The Wilderness Years 1929-1935; Volume V Part 3: The Coming of War 1936-1939.
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