London: John Gifford, 1942. [Wartime Novel] FIRST EDITION, EX LIBRIS CLEMENT ATTLEE. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.247 . Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine. Attlee's distinctive monogram bookplate to front pastedown, over a removed library bookplate. The blurb from the jacket flap pasted to fly-leaf. Both hinges repaired with gummed 'On His Majesty's Service' labels. Some dated stamps to rear pastedown. As brown as they come and extremely brittle, with occasional small chips and tears throughout. Heavy rubbing to cloth, with a library label of some sort removed from upper, and repair to split lower joint. Fair. 'This book... sets out to trace the great change that has taken place in this country in the last few years.'. Item #56883
From the library of Clement Attlee (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1945-1951), and his wife Violet.
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