First English Edition
Thornton Butterworth Ltd. [London]
Biblio: (Cohen A105.1.a) (Woods A43a)
8vo (335 pages, illustrated with 21 portrait photographs)
Hardcover (without Dust Jacket) [Blue cloth]
Item Number: 210658
Great Contemporaries comprises twenty-one penetrating profiles of political and literary luminaries. An utter delight to read, beautifully written and brutally opinionated (Hitler comes off just a bit better than George Bernard Shaw), the ensuing “Revised” edition (and most future reprints) added four new profiles: Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
This is a very good copy of the First English edition without dust jacket. The book is extremely fresh, crisp and bright. The binding is square and tight, the corners are sharp, the blue cloth has only mildly faded. The contents are fine and unfoxed, with a slight scrape to an upper edge of the rear pastedown. Else fine.
A lovely volume.