London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot Ltd., 1927. Limited Edition. Hardcover : pp. [4 blank], [1-8], 9-46, [47-52] : One of 250 copies : Inscribed by previous owner on free endpaper : Publisher's order form pamphlet laid in : Printed on hand-made paper : Faded decorative violet boards covered in 'paste-paper' : Paper label to spine. Out-of-series copy.
Spine faded : Wear marks to spine : Slight insect nibbling to fore-edge : All edges toned : Fore-edge and foot untrimmed : minor foxing throughout. Fair. Item #1779
British statesman, diplomat and man of letters, Philip Dormer Stanhope was also known for his great wit. He was the man behind the indispensable quote, 'Anything worth doing at all, is worth doing well', amongst many others. Limited to 250 this is copy has a not in pencil on the limitation page, "one of 15 copies out of series"