London: Macmillan and Co., 1906 and 1907. [British Political Biography] FINE PRIZE BINDING, later impressions. Two volumes bound as one. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp. vi; 239 ; pp.viii; 301 . Contemporary burgundy full calf for Berkhamsted School, with raised bands, gilt titles to orange label and further gilt decoration to spine, as well as the school crest stamped in gilt to upper. All edges and endpapers marbled. School prize plate to front pastedown, dated 1909. Spotting to blanks and facing leaves, otherwise fresh and clean internally with a slight tobacco scent. Fairly light rubbing and bumping to binding; upper hinge only just starting at head-cap. Very good. A pair of biographies of two of the most important political figures of eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Britain: William Pitt the Elder and William Pitt the Younger. Item #58789
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