Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough. Six Volumes (1826)

Author: William Coxe

Book ID: 67157

Price: 750.00

Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough, with his Original Correspondence: Collected from the Family Records at Blenheim, and Other Authentic Sources. Illustrated with Portraits, Maps, and Military Plans. Second Edition In Six Volumes. London: Longmans, Hurst, etc, 1820. Contemporary full smooth calf, boards with gilt rules and filet boarder in blind, spines ruled in gilt with black title labels lettered in gilt; inner dentelles, marbled endpapers & fore-edges, Armorial bookplates. A nice bright set, handsomely bound.

First published by William Coxe in three volumes in 1818,for the second edition the military maps and plans were issued in a separate volume “being on too great a scale to fold in this edition.”

John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and Britain’s finest soldier, who’s whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. He rose from genteel poverty to lead his country to glory, cementing its position as a major player on the European stage and saviour of the Holy Roman Empire. Before embarking on his campaign against the French in Belgium, the Duke of Marlborough fought for William III in Ireland, attacking the City of Cork and the Port of Kinsale, in 1690. 

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