From the library of Sir Anthony Eden, Germany by George Peabody Gooch, with marginalia and bookplate of Prime Minister Anthony Eden.
Octavo, xi, 360pp. Green cloth, title stamped in gilt. Stated “second impression” on copyright page. Sunning along spine, light dust along top edge of text block. Paired with the publisher’s fourth impression dust jacket, light soiling, price clipped, a near fine example.
Notes and marginalia from Anthony Eden throughout book, with his bookplate affixed to the front endpaper. Signed “Anthony Eden / November 1926” on front free endpaper.
Provenance: Bellmans Fine Art Auctioneers, the Library of Anthony and Clarissa Eden, 2023.
Sir Anthony Eden (1897-1977) served as the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1955-1957, following the retirement of Winston Churchill. Before World War II, Eden served as Foreign Secretary for Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, but resigned in protest of his appeasement policy towards the Axis powers. He returned to the office of Foreign Secretary during World War II, and retained that post for the remainder of the war. During his time as Prime Minister, Eden presided over the Suez Canal Crisis, which ended with the withdrawal of Western powers from the region and the eventual resignation of Eden.