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How Greater London Is Governed

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Inscribed by Field Marshal Montgomery of Alamein to the author of this book, first edition of How Greater London Is Governed by the Right Honorable Herbert Morrison, Leader of the London County Council.

Octavo, xi, 204pp. Red cloth, title in silver on spine. Stated “first published 1935” on copyright page. Illustrated endpapers with maps of London on both. Occasional foxing, solid text block. In the publisher’s dust jacket, retail price on front flap, light toning to spine, chipping along top edge, a very good example. Inscribed on the half-title: “Dear Mr. Morrison, Thank you so much for letting me see this book. I think it is excellent and very clear. Yours ever. Montgomery of Alamein. 4-3-49.” A unique association copy.

Lord Morrison of Lambeth (1888-1965) was a British Labour Party politician.  During his career, he served in numerous government positions, including Foreign Secretary (1951), Lord President of the Council (1945-1951), Leader of the House of Commons (1945-1951), Minister of Home Security (1940-1945), Minister of Supply (1940) and Minister of Transport (1929-1931). Morrison would likely have become Leader of the Labour Party, if not for fellow politician Clement Attlee, who remained Party Leader into the 1950s. When Attlee finally retired, Morrison was 67 and considered too old to take on the leadership of the party.

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Lovat Dickson & Thompson Limited Publishers


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Near Fine

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Very Good


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