THE LIFE OF JOHN CHURCHILL, DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH to the accession of Queen Anne. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Viscount Wolseley.

THE LIFE OF JOHN CHURCHILL, DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH to the accession of Queen Anne.

In two volumes. Pp. [ii]+xviii+388+[ii]+66(publisher's catalogue with index, dated 1894)+xviii+460(last blank)+[2](erratum, blank), printed in red & black, 10 plates with tissue guards (1 sepia), 6 maps or plans (1 folding), title page vignettes, 2 headpiece illustrations, index; red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt & blind, slightly soiled and worn, the spines faded, with a few tiny splits or chips at extremities, corners of boards lightly bruised, the lower board of Volume II slightly flecked and damp stained; uncut, partly unopened; hinges cracked Volume I and starting Volume II, a few leaves carelessly opened, a couple of small damp stains, occasional faint soiling, scattered light foxing; Richard Bentley and Son, London, 1894. First edition. *From the library of British politician James Tomkinson (1840-1910), who was High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1887, and MP for Crewe from 1900 until his death (from injuries sustained in a fall while participating in the House of Commons steeplechase). With Tomkinson's armorial bookplate on the upper pastedowns, and the author's presentation inscription to him (signed and dated 28th April 1894) on the half-title page of Volume I. Item #132571

Price: $450.00