Journals and Letters of Reginald, Viscount Esher, 1870-1930. Edited by Maurice V. Brett & Oliver, Viscount Esher.
London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson Limited, 1934-8. 8vo. 4 volumes, set. First editions. The first two volumes published in 1934, the remaining two volumes in 1938. Original red buckram over bevelled boards, with gilt lettering to the spines and the Esher coat of arms to each front board. Top edges gilt. Frontispiece and a few other plates in each volume. Spines uniformly faded. Neat ink ownership of Maurice Dean ('16/9/43') and ex libris blind stamp of Derek Gair Gibson to each flyleaf. Near fine. Item #6946
Reginald Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher (1852-1930), Liberal politician, courtier and historian. These volumes were edited by his sons. His biography, by James Lees-Milne, was published as The Enigmatic Edwardian (1986). Complete sets of the Journals and Letters are uncommon.