George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1949.
TWO VOLUME EDITION. Reprint of the revised 1947 2 volume edition. 8vo. (8.7 x 6.1 inches). Each volume over 1000 pages with maps, plans, facsimiles and portraits. Originally published in 4 volumes before the second world war, the publishers reprinted the work on thinner paper to make this more affordable two volume edition in 1947. The work has not been reduced in any way but has some minor revisions and a new preface written by Churchill specially for the edition. A fine, bright set throughout. In the publishers delux leather bindings of quarter tan morocco, spines ruled in blind and gilt and with gilt lettering. Beige cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A fine and bright set, which looks unread, in the attractive publishers delux binding. Churchill's Great Ancestral history.