Odd Bits of History (Signed copy)
Signed by Henry William Wolff, founder of the International Co-operative Alliance
First edition. Hardback, bound in blue cloth with gilt titling and design to the spine and upper board. 23 × 14.5cm, 267pp.
This copy has been signed and dedicated to the title page by Henry W Wolff, and dated 1896.
Full title: Odd Bits of History, Being Short Chapters Intended to Fill Some Blanks
Eight essays by Henry Wolff that had previously been published in journals such as The Gentleman's Magazine etc. They all have a historical flavour, with subjects such as Richard de la Pole, Voltaire, the Royal Family, and so on.
Henry William Wolff (1840–1931) was a British co-operative activist and in 1895 was a founder of the International Co-operative Alliance, serving as its joint president until 1907.
A good reading copy. The blue cloth boards are rubbed and bumped and the inner binding is a little strained in places but the book remains in good readable condition.