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Biography. An Address delivered at the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution on November 15, 1901.

ASQUITH H.H. (1902.)

£350.00  [First Edition]

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Extract from the National Review. First edition. 8vo., full dark green straight-grained roan, lettered in gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. London, Edward Arnold.

A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'Lady Betty Balfour from H.H.Asquith 1902'. Three ink corrections to the text in Asquith's hand. Lady Balfour was the daughter of the first Earl of Lytton, and was married to the second Earl of Balfour, a senior Conservative politician, older brother of Arthur Balfour. She had strong sympathies with the movement for Women's Suffrage, and helped to set up the non-militant Conservative and Unionist Women’s Franchise Association.

First and last leaf pasted to stiff card. Binding rubbed at head and tail of the spine, the head split on the lower hinge, corners bumped.

Stock Code: 218805