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Randolph S. Churchill, Martin Gilbert

Winston S. Churchill

William Heinemann

1966 - 1988

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First edition illustrated complete set of the life of William S. Churchill.

  • Sold as a set of 8.
  • Randolph S. Churchill (British).
  • Martin Gilbert (British).
  • London: William Heinemann, 1966-1988.
  • Octavo.
  • Rebound in burgundy half morocco, with gilt titles and decoration to spines, matching cloth over boards, with top edges gilt.

Randolph Churchill began this biography of his father, completing two of the main volumes and two of the companions by the time of his death in 1968. Having served as his research assistant, Sir Martin Gilbert completed the vast project nineteen years later. By the time he completed the task, he had read 19,000 books and 15 tons of private correspondence relating to his subject.

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Biography, British history, Politics, Modern first editions, History, Military

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