London: Oxford University Press, 1950. [Law and Ethics] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, EX LIBRIS CLEMENT ATTLEE. Octavo (25 x 18cm), pp. 828 . With a frontispiece portrait of the author, and two double-sided black and white photographic plates. INSCRIBED by the author in blue ink to fly-leaf: 'To the Right Honourable | Mr. Clement Attlee | Respectfully | from | the author | Fr. Vinding Kruse.' Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. All edges speckled blue. Browning to margins of plates and facing pages. Light rubbing and a few marks to cloth. Spine very heavily sunned to grey, and gilt dulled. Very good. A large and wide-ranging discussion of legal and ethical options available to the post-war world governments, focusing on the need for a 'new community and a new type of man' based on principles of justice and morality. A significant item amongst the books of Attlee, who was himself one of the leading advocates of this new approach, both in domestic policy, and on the highest levels of the world stage. Item #56759
From the library of Clement Attlee (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1945-1951), and his wife Violet..
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