3 volumes. First edition. 8vo, brilliant blue ribbed cloth handsomely gilt lettered on the spines and with gilt coats of arms on upper covers. xxiv,564; vi, 484; vii,407. A fine set in very pleasing condition, just a touch of age and evidence of use. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK ON BISMARCK. In his twenty-five years as secretary to Bismarck, Busch kept copious notes of the everyday conversations and happenings in the life and administration of the controversial Chancellor. The notes were kept with the permission of Bismarck himself with an eye on later publication. The result is this biography, published after the death of Bismarck by a man who wished the truth to be known. " I desired to record the mental and other characteristics our first Chancellor presented to me under such and such circumstances, thus helping to complete, and at times to rectify, the conception of his whole nature that has been formed in the public mind from his political activity. The profound reverence which I feel for the genius of the hero .have not deterred me from communicating numerous details that may be displeasing to many persons. .even the sun and the moon show spots and blemishes, but notwithstanding these they remain magnificent celestial orbs". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: BISMARCK, SOME SECRET PAGES OF HIS HISTORY, ...
Publisher: London Macmillan and Co. 1898
Book Description Macmillan and Co, London, 1898. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good/Fair. THREE VOLUMES xxiv, 564pp., vi, 484pp., vii, 407pp., blue cloth, gilt lettering, gilt coat of arms on front cover, covers rubbed with some soiling, corners and spine edges rubbed and bumped, spines darkened, page edges uncut, black endpapers, foxing to prelims otherwise pages overall clean throughout. Please note that due to the size and weight of the set extra postage may be required for shipping outside of the UK. Size: 9" x 5.75". Biography. Bookseller Inventory # 008105