From the library of Prime Minister Anthony Eden, the first edition of Turkey by Arnold J. Toynbee and Kenneth P. Kirkwood, with Eden’s pencil notes and signed endpaper.
Octavo, xiv, , 329pp, , [map]. Green cloth, title stamped on spine, embossed logo on front cover. Occasional notes in pencil from Anthony Eden, solid text block. Includes fold-out map at rear. Bookplate of Anthony Eden affixed to the front endpaper. Dust remnant along top edge of text block.
Signed on the front free endpaper in pencil: “Anthony Eden, November, 1926.”
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.