Sydney Holland, Viscount Knutsford.
Portrait frontispiece and one plate. viii, 392 pages. Signed by author on front frre end-paper"To a very dear old friend Sir Thomas Barlow from Knutsford", together with signed letter pasted onto free end-paper from author to Barlow explaining that the first edition had sold out and that he had bought this copy second-hand from the Times Library. The author has made six or seven manuscript corrections to his own text. Some marginal spotting, more so to the ALS. Original black cloth worn to spine and edges of binding. Provenance: purchased directly from Claire Barlow at 10 Wimpole Street, in August 2017.