Round Table Studies. First Series No. II.

By: [Round Table groups]

Price: NZ$224.00

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Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine and boards rubbed. Slight fraying to cloth at ends of spine. Rear hinge broken and loose. Chip and abrasion to paper on rear board. This copy issued to "W. Downie Stewart", with his signature. Pencil marginalia by later owner Hardwicke Knight on rear endpaper and a few other leaves.; Uncommon. vii, [3], 593, [2] pages. Grey papered boards with green cloth spine. Page dimensions: 242 x 153mm. The first volume in this series concerned Canada. This second volume has "similar studies of Australia and New Zealand together with the criticisms of groups and individuals [. . .] The opportunity has also been seized of circulating to the groups studies made at Oxford, in connection with the Round Table, of the structure and working of the offices which deal with the services common to the whole Empire." Early 20th century plans for a one world government? "The price moreover for which the Maoris exchanged their land was not for the most part wealth, but weapons for their mutual destruction." - page 246. "We must not, therefore, allow the squalid details of an agitation in the Transvaal or of riots in Vancouver or Ballarat to mask the true significance of issues which at root are the same as those tried at Marathon, in the Mithradatic and Parthian wars of Rome, and in the struggles of the Crescent with the Cross which precipitated the downfall of the Roman Empire, and whose after consequences are present to-day in Northern Africa and the Balkan Peninsula." - page 110. [Seller ref: Knightcol]; 4to

Title: Round Table Studies. First Series No. II.

Author Name: [Round Table groups]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1914

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 15661

Keywords: History Politics