Two volumes of antiquarian (early 1920s) books The Life of Robert Marquis of Salisbury by Lady Gwendolen Gascoyne-Cecil. Published and printed by Hodder Stoughton London England.
About the author: Lady Gwendolen Gascoyne-Cecil (28 July 1860 – 28 September 1945) was a British author who wrote this biography, in full in four volumes, about her father, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, also known as the Marquis of Salisbury. In 1878 British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli stayed at her family home and he wrote to Queen Victoria that he had rarely met (referring to Gwendolen and her sister) "more intelligent and agreeable women". In October 2017, author Johnny Mains revealed Lady Gwendolen as the author of the story The Closed Cabinet - a work once considered to have been written anonymously.
Condition: In fair condition, both volumes have a strong, sturdy spine with NO! pages fully separated. There is stress to the bind in places in the books. Books have inscriptions written on the front overleaf pages. Internal pages show expected foxing for newsprint of the period. All text is clear and legible. Blue cloth covers show blemishes and spots of discoloration and wear front and back. Spine is nicely embossed on a red ground showing MINIMAL! wear and is clear and legible. Book has NO! ripped, torn or missing pages, NO! margin notations and NO! dog-eared corners.
Approximate measurements: 8-1/2" x 5-7/8" | hardcover | complete | NO! dust jackets.
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