1929 The New Despotism
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Uncommon
First edition of The New Despotism by Lord Hewart of Bury in the original publisher's cloth binding.
An uncommon work with only ten copies of the first edition held in libraries.
Gordon Hewart was a politician and judge in the early twentieth century. He served as Lord Chief Justice of England between 1922 and 1940.
In this work, Hewart passionately outlines that the rule of law in Britain was being undermined by the executive at the expense of the legislature and the courts, and led to the establishment of a Committee on Ministers' Powers. The work was often cited as a favourite of Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Very small prior owner's ink inscription to the first free endpaper. No dust wrapper present.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. There is some minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. The spine is faded. The hinges are slightly strained but firm. Very small prior owner's ink inscription to the first free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean.
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