Our Conservative and Unionist Statesmen. 2 Volume Set Complete.

By: Anon (Photographs)

Price: £150.00

Quantity: 1 available


No date but from internal evidence this was published circa 1905 or just after. Burgundy Red bevelled edged thick morocco leather covers with gilt titling and crown decoration to the front covers and the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt to the rear covers. Gilt decorated inner dentelles. All Edges Gilt. The leather is a bit marked/rubbed and the edges/extremities have some scuffing/chipping - particularly the corners which in some cases are through to the boards - but the Set is Complete and all Hinges are secure if a bit shaky at the back - amazing considering each volume is HUGE and weigh around 6 KILOs EACH. Shiny white thick endpapers with a linen strengthening strip at each hinge. Some foxing/browning here and there throughout the books but worse at the beginning and at the end of each volume. There is an old tiny worm hole running through the top blank edge of the first volume but stops at page 35 (hardly noticable). A series of Biographical Sketches with Portraits, including the history of the Title etc, etc.. The contents of each volume consist of paper guarded, pasted on, portrait photographs on thick card by prominent photographers of the day - Elliott & Fry, Russell & Sons; C E Fry; Messrs. Bassano; Langfier Ltd; etc, etc...each image measuring c 9.0" x 6.75" within a pale lemon captioned border. The light paper 'guards' are mostly creased. With pages of text giving a biography of each personage listed/photographed. Volume 1 (with one gilt 'star' on the front board) : - The Right Honorable Lord Ashbourne; The Right Honorable Arthur Balfour; The Right Honorable Gerald Balfour ; The Right Honorable Chaplin; His Grace the Duke of Devonshire; The Right Honorable Viscount Goshen; The Right Honorable the Earl of Halsbury; The Right Honorable Lord George Hamilton; The Right Honorable Lansdowne; The Most Noble The Marquis of Londonderry; The Right Honorable Walter Hume Long; The Right Honorable Alfred Lyttelton; The Right Honorable the Earl of Onslow; The Late Lord Ritchie of Dundee; The Right Honorable Viscount St Aldwyn; The Right Honorable Lord Stanley. Volume 2: - (with 2 gilt 'Stars' on the front board) The Right Honorable Aretas Akers-Douglas; The Right Honorable Hugh Oakley Arnold-Forster; The Right Honorable Lord Balfour of Burleigh; The Right Honorable William St. John Broderick; The Right Honorable The Earl Cawdor; The Right Honorable Joseph Chamberlain; The Right Honorable J. Austen Chamberlain; The Right Honorable Lord Curzon of Kedleston; The Right Honorable Ailwyn Edward Fellowes; The Right Honorable Lord James of Hereford; The Most Noble the Marquis of Linlithgow; The Late Marquis of Salisbury (KG) ; The Most Noble the Marquis of Salisbury (CB) ; The Right Honorable the Earl of Selbourne; The Right Honorable George Wyndham. Also 34 pages of Subscribers (Facsimile) Autographs at the end of Volume Two. . Published by private subscription this is probably the ultimate in 'Vanity' publishing! ! Overall a Clean & Tight complete set. This set is Severely Overweight and very heavy and MAY require extra postage depending on your location, please enquire before buying if concerned about this. Images available on Request. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall

Title: Our Conservative and Unionist Statesmen. 2 Volume Set Complete.

Author Name: Anon (Photographs)

Categories: Bindings, Anglo-Welsh Literature. Welsh Interest, Biography. Essays. Letters. Diaries, History & Politics. Churchill, British Topography, Reference & Law,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: London, Newman, Graham & Co: (1905)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 112098

Keywords: The Right Honorable Lord Ashbourne; The Right Honorable Arthur Balfour; The Right Honorable Gerald Balfour ; The Right Honorable Chaplin; His Grace The Duke Of Devonshire; The Right Honorable Viscount Goshen; The Right Honorable The Earl Of Halsbury; The Right Honorable Lord George Hamilton; The Right Honorable Lansdowne; The Most Noble The Marquis Of Londonderry; The Right Honorable Walter Hume Long; The Right Honorable Alfred Lyttelton; The Right Honorable The Earl Of Onslow; The Late Lord Ritchie Of Dundee; The Right Honorable Viscount St Aldwyn; The Right Honorable Lord Stanley. The Right Honorable Aretas Akers-douglas; The Right Honorable Hugh Oakley Arnold-forster; The Right Honorable Lord Balfour Of Burleigh; The Right Honorable William St. John Broderick; The Right Honorable The Earl Cawdor; The Right Honorable Joseph Chamberlain; The Right Honorable J. Austen) Chamberlain; The Right Honorable Lord Curzon Of Kedleston; The Right Honorable Ailwyn Edward Fellowes; The Right Honorable Lord James Of Hereford; The Most Noble The Marquis Of Linlithgow; The Late Marquis Of Salisbury (KG) ; The Most Noble The Marquis Of Salisbury (CB) ; The Right Honorable The Earl Of Selbourne; The Right Honorable George Wyndham. Our Conservative And Unionist Statesmen. 2 Volume Set Complete. 1905; Prominent Photographers Of The Day - Elliott & Fry, Russell & Sons; C E Fry; Messrs. Bassano; Langfier Ltd; Etc, Etc