Winston Churchill, The Official Biography, full leather binding, complete in 12 volumes
Randolph S. Churchill and Martin Gilbert
Price: 1,200.00 USD
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1994. This is an as-new set of the Easton Press edition of the Official Biography of Winston Churchill. Begun by Randolph Churchill and completed by Martin Gilbert, Churchill's Official Biography is an epic piece of scholarship about a singularly epic life. The eight massive main text volumes were originally published between 1966 and 1988. Even grander than the British first editions is this superlative set of the Official Biography main text volumes produced by The Easton Press in 1994. Easton produced this set as twelve volumes (more manageably sized than the original eight, splitting each of the last four volumes into two volumes). The Easton Press edition claims 24 inches of shelf space, weighs 36 pounds, and fills nearly 8,700 pages. Moreover, it is the finest edition of the Official Biography to date. Each volume is bound in dark red leather, featuring hubbed spines, black title panels, and elaborate decoration with 22 kt. gold accents. The contents are printed on acid-neutral, archival paper, with all page edges gilt, moire fabric endsheets, sewn-in satin ribbon markers, and head and foot bands. The set is profusely illustrated throughout. This particular set is as new. The books are clearly unread and have never been fully opened. The satin ribbon markers remain in the same position as placed by the publishers when shipped. Laid in at each pastedown is the original Easton Press bookplate, as yet with no name upon them and unaffixed. Neither the bindings nor the contents show any reportable blemish or sign of use. Please note that we will invoice for actual postage costs for this large, heavy set. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A301a-h.