Place Published: New York
Publisher: John B. Alden
Date Published: 1886
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
BEAVERBROOK PROVENANCE WITH BOOKPLATES & SIGNATURES
First edition. 4-1/8 x 7-1/4 inches, 1 blank, 4pp, 1 blank, -368pp. Blue cloth with gilt type and one decoration on the spine. Rebacked preserving the original cloth boards and spine. Blue cloth with some soiling on the spine. Cheap paper has some aging but overall in very good condition.
This book was owned by Sir Max Aitken, who became Lord Beaverbrook. It has 2 bookplates, one saying Sir Max Aitken and one saying Beaverbrook (used Acheson Batchelor to engrave his bookplate). inside the front cover. Signed “W.M. Aitken” in pencil on title page and page .
William Maxwell "Max" Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Bt, PC, (25 May 1879 – 9 June 1964) was a Canadian-British business tycoon, politician, and writer. Beaverbrook was both admired and despised in England, sometimes at the same time: in his 1956 autobiography, David Low quotes H.G. Wells as saying of Beaverbrook: "If ever Max ever gets to Heaven, he won't last long. He will be chucked out for trying to pull off a merger between Heaven and Hell after having secured a controlling interest in key subsidiary companies in both places, of course."
Very Good. Item #3251