London: Constable, 1954. [Political Biography] MATCHING PAIR, first volume a re-print, second volume a first edition. Two volumes. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.xiv; 234 [eight black and white plates including frontispiece]; pp.xiv; 348 [eight black and white plates including a frontispiece]. Both volumes in publisher's grey cloth with gilt titles to black label on spine. Both volumes with the colour illustrated dust jacket, that for the first volume being illustrated by G.H.H. Davey. Black ink ownership to front pastedown of first volume. First volume heavily browned throughout to low quality paper; spotting to edges and endpapers of both volumes. Both jackets price-clipped with chips and tears to edges. Very good. A complete biography of the statesman and Prime Minister, the first part being first published in 1939. Item #55938
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