MY FIGHT TO REARM BRITAIN

First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's original quarter cream cloth over black cloth boards with titles in black to the spine. Illustrated with 8 black and white photographs. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a few marks to the boards and spine. The contents with toning to the endpapers are otherwise clean and bright throughout.

Signed and inscribed by Viscount Rothermere on the front free endpaper "J.E. Bolden[?] / Xmas 1939 / with / Viscount Rothermere's / compliments". The influential newspaper proprietor Viscount Rothermere's account of his campaign for British rearmament prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. Despite his opposition to the war, his praise of Hitler, and his promotion of fascism in Britain, Rothermere was one of the few voices calling for increased defence spending during the 1930s, when both Nazi Germany and Bolshevik Russia were rapidly growing their military strength, as Churchill acknowledges in his introductory letter. An uncommon title signed.

Stock code: 21403

£150

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