First printings of the The Eden Memoirs, signed by Prime Minister Anthony Eden in Volume I.
Octavo, [three volumes], 619pp; 659pp; 623pp. All in blue cloth, title in silver on spine. With “first published” statement in each volume. Clean text throughout, previous ownership sticker in Volume III, light toning to top edge of each volume. In publisher’s dust jackets, all near fine, retail price on front flap, closed tear to top edge of Volume III with archival repair, subtle difference in toning to Volume III. Signed in Volume I by Prime Minister Eden. A scarce complete set, all first printings in original dust jackets.
Prime Minister Anthony Eden served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1955-1957, following the resignation of Winston Churchill. His short tenure as Prime Minster was overshadowed by the Suez Crisis, where he was unable to gain the support of the United States for his Anglo-French military response to the situation. He resigned shortly thereafter due to health reasons. During his lifetime he was a prolific author, authoring Days of Decision in 1949, The Eden Memoirs: Full Circle (1960), The Eden Memoirs: Facing the Dictators (1962), The Eden Memoirs: The Reckoning (1965) and finally Another World: 1897-1917 (1976).