Nationality and Home Rule.

First Edition of Balfour's Nationality and Home Rule; Inscribed by Him to Sir Harry Kottingham Newton

Nationality and Home Rule.

BALFOUR, Arthur James.


Item Number: 116882

London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1913.

First edition of this work by the British Prime Minister and issuer of the Balfour Declaration of 1917. Octavo, bound in full tan russia by Harrods Ltd., original printed wrappers bound in, marbled endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “H. K. Newton, with the kindest regards of Arthur James Balfour Ap. 1914.” The recipient, Sir Harry Kottingham Newton was a Conservative Politician, M.P. for Harwich from 1910-1922. In near fine condition.

Arthur James Balfour was born of an ancient Scottish family and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. He was later First Lord of the Admiralty in Asquith's coalition government in the first World War, and foreign Minister under Lloyd George (1916-1919). As Foreign Secretary in the Lloyd George ministry, he issued the Balfour Declaration in 1917 on behalf of the cabinet promising support for a Jewish National home in Palestine.

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