Stray Verses 1889 – 1890 By Robert Lord Houghton.
Bound in full green crushed morocco signed and dated 1898 by Zaehnsdorf, spine with raised bands and title and date in gilt, marbled endpapers with elaborate gilt dentelle, tooled with small tools to make a design of a flower and leaf, repeated forming a rich border. Bookplate of Aline Sassoon inside front cover.
PRESENTATION COPY TO LADY ALINE SASSOON
John Murray, Albemarle Street.,
Small 8vo., viii + 112 pp.
This specially bound presentation copy is inscribed 'Aline Lady Sassoon from Crewe' followed by a quotation, in French, dated June 1897.
Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes Crewe, 1st marquess of Houghton, 1858-1945, British statesman. He succeeded (1885) his father as Baron Houghton and was created earl (1895) and later marquess (1911) of Crewe. A Liberal, he held a succession of high offices, including those of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1892-95), Colonial Secretary (1908-10), and Secretary for India (1910-15). As Liberal leader in the House of Lords from 1908 he played an important role in securing passage of the Parliament Act of 1911, which deprived the Lords of its veto. He was later ambassador to France (1922-28).
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