Item #7585 Winston S. Churchill. Randolph S. Churchill, Martin Gilbert.
Winston S. Churchill
Winston S. Churchill
Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill. The Authorised Biography & Companion Volumes.

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. Contents clean. No ownership marks. A few d/ws have short closed tears and some are a little rubbed at the extremities. Much less fading to the spines of the biographical volumes than usual. Volumes 6, 7 & 8 of the biography are all in the matching plain jackets, rather than the photographic ones which were sold in larger quantities at a cheaper price. Fine in (mostly) near fine d/ws. Item #7585

'Martin Gilbert has established himself firmly and finally, as one of the greatest biographers this country has produced. The research is prodigious, the scholarship superb, the style lucid, the narrative well-organised and sustained.' Lord Boothby. 'This formidable enterprise has been made possible, real and worthwhile by the assiduity and perception, the skilfully spare and unobtrusive style, the sense and understanding of period, the total application to documents and the classic restraint in their final selection of Martin Gilbert.' The Economist.

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.

Price: £2,000.00

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