The History of Freedom and Other Essays. Historical Essays &…

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The History of Freedom and Other Essays. Historical Essays & Studies.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1922 & 1919. 2 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. Both volumes bound in splendid tree calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the boards. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. English Catholic historian, politician, and writer. He is best remembered for the remark he wrote in a letter to an Anglican bishop in 1887: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Amongst his friends were Montalembert, Tocqueville, Fustel de Coulanges, Bluntschli, von Sybel and Ranke. He became Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge. A very close friend of Gladstone, Matthew Arnold said: "Gladstone influences all round him but Acton; it is Acton who influences Gladstone."

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