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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 341

    EDEN, Anthony, 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977). Four typed letters signed ('Anthony'), with autograph manuscript additions, to Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook ('My Dear Max'), Rose Bower, Broad Chalke, Donhead House, Shaftesbury and Fyfield Manor, Pewsey, 6 June 1957 - 29 May 1961, together 5 pages, 8vo and 4to.

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    EDEN, Anthony, 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977). Four typed letters signed ('Anthony'), with autograph manuscript additions, to Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook ('My Dear Max'), Rose Bower, Broad Chalke, Donhead House, Shaftesbury and Fyfield Manor, Pewsey, 6 June 1957 - 29 May 1961, together 5 pages, 8vo and 4to.

    A warm series of letters of a personal nature, interspersed with comments on international affairs in the aftermath of the Suez crisis and Eden's resignation. He comments on his health, on the Lebanon elections ('The Americans... seemed to think that having moved the Sixth Fleet and Jordan having quieted for the moment, all was well. In fact, of course, their troubles and ours, are only beginning. The Kremlin will not take that set-back lying down and Nasser will do as he is told'), on the Anglo-American position in the Middle East, Kennedy, on fighting in Angola and on the writing of his memoirs. (4)


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