The Strange Death of Liberal England
1936, a rare proof copy
Proof copy, first edition. Bound in card covers with title label to upper board. 21.5 × 14cm, 420pp.
This is a now classic account of the dramatic upheaval and political change that overwhelmed England in the period 1910–1914. In addition to providing an account of the end of the House of Lords' absolute veto over legislation (as a result of the Lords' intransigence on the issue of Irish Home Rule), the book chronicles the sudden rise to power and influence of the women's suffrage movement, the upsurge in working-class militancy, and the bitterly fought Irish question.
This copy is in good plus condition. There is some light bumping to the boards and very minor foxing but otherwise a solid, tight copy.