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A Hundred Commoners

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A fascinating collection of pen portraits of 100 MPs who sat in Parliament between 1925 and the date of publication, 1931, by the then Lobby Correspondent of the Yorkshire Post (in which the sketches first appeared). All are incisive, particularly on Members' speaking and debating styles, and many are far from flattering. Comments on Members who subsequently found fame or notoriety are particularly interesting e.g Harold Macmillan - "He has charm, marred perhaps by a touch of smugness.", and "Some day he will be one of the guiding forces of the Conservative Party..." ;
and Oswald Mosely - "...he has no drawing power." Preface by Stanley Baldwin. Several pages of photographs of MPs featured. Dust jacket discoloured, marked and with tears to edges. Red board covers with title etc. in gilt, somewhat faded but sound. Owner's name and address on RH front end paper. Binding tight and text clean throughout with only discolouration of paper commensurate with age and minor foxing. Overall in fair to good condition for its age. Scarce. NEW REDUCED PRICE!

Item details

PLU:
0
Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
James Johnston
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
220 x 150 x 40mm
Edition:
First 1931,
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
Herbert Joseph
Title:
A Hundred Commoners

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A fascinating collection of pen portraits of 100 MPs who sat in Parliament between 1925 and the date of publication, 1931, by the then Lobby Correspondent of the Yorkshire Post (in which the sketches first appeared). All are incisive, particularly on Members' speaking and debating styles, and many are far from flattering. Comments on Members who subsequently found fame or notoriety are particularly interesting e.g Harold Macmillan - "He has charm, marred perhaps by a touch of smugness.", and "Some day he will be one of the guiding forces of the Conservative Party..." ;
and Oswald Mosely - "...he has no drawing power." Preface by Stanley Baldwin. Several pages of photographs of MPs featured. Dust jacket discoloured, marked and with tears to edges. Red board covers with title etc. in gilt, somewhat faded but sound. Owner's name and address on RH front end paper. Binding tight and text clean throughout with only discolouration of paper commensurate with age and minor foxing. Overall in fair to good condition for its age. Scarce. NEW REDUCED PRICE!

PLU:
0
Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
James Johnston
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
220 x 150 x 40mm
Edition:
First 1931,
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
309
Publisher:
Herbert Joseph
Title:
A Hundred Commoners

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