Thick heavy 8vo. Uniformly bound in navy blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, map endpapers. Black and white and colour photographic frontispieces of notable governors and of the Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill. Replete with many black and white photographs, fold-out maps, illustrations. Near fine and housed in very good+ near fine dustjacket. Dustjacket of Vol I has short small tear to the bottom of the front panel. All dustjackets now housed in protective mylar. Overall, a near fine set of this monumental work of foundational history of a most consequential company.