This book by the 2nd Earl Russell was published by Cassell and Company, Ltd in 1923. It is a first edition. The book bears a photogravure frontispiece and eight half-tone illustrations. John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell, known as Frank Russell (12 August 1865 – 3 March 1931), was the elder surviving son of Viscount and Viscountess Amberley, and was raised by his paternal grandparents after his unconventional parents both died young. He was the grandson of the former prime minister John Russell, 1st Earl Russell and elder brother of the philosopher Bertrand Russell. He was married three times, lastly to Elizabeth von Arnim, who caricatured him in her novel Vera. Despite his landmark achievements in other respects, this Earl Russell is most famous for being tried for bigamy in 1901, after which he was known to Edwardian society as the "Wicked Earl". This biography sheds light on the life and times by the man himself.
The book does not have a dust jacket. There is some shelf wear and rubbing to the covers and spine. There is some soiling to the edge of the front and back covers. There is some foxing on the front free end paper, half-title page, to the page edges and on a few of the latter pages. Otherwise, the pages are clean and the binding is tight.
A fabulous read if you're interested in historical biography or enjoy books about political figures.