1930 + 1936 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT 'LEST WE FORGET' BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE DIARIES [B.E.S.L.] BY PRESUMED BRITISH DIPLOMAT OR FOREIGN SERVICE WORKER

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $885.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Poor


On offer is an intriguing and rather enigmatic pair of handwritten manuscript diaries belonging to a British gentleman and written during 1930 and 1936. We believe after a casual study of the difficult cursive that our author is a British diplomat or Foreign Service worker using a British Empire Service League. Day to day activities, mention of family, staff, contacts and payments lead one to suspect well placed intelligent writer who makes extensive notations especially of current events and most especially in the event laden year of 1936 when England suffers the death of the King, the new King beset by controversy and finally abdicating and of course Italy's assault on Abyssinia, Hitler's rantings and much, much more. The patient reader/researcher interested in the time period from the perspective of an English diplomat should be well rewarded once the cursive is conquered. 9 x 5.5 inch books are in shabby condition, 1930 worse than 1936. Covers are shot but present, loose text block but still legible and complete.

Title: 1930 + 1936 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT 'LEST WE FORGET' BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE DIARIES [B.E.S.L.] BY PRESUMED BRITISH DIPLOMAT OR FOREIGN SERVICE WORKER

Author Name: UNKNOWN

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: England, 1930

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Poor

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0001097

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