Lot 22

EDEN, Anthony (1897-1977). The Gabriel Silver Lecture, New York, Columbia University, 1952, 8vo, 16-pages, FINELY BOUND for Anthony Eden in full dark blue crushed morocco gilt, slipcase.

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EDEN, Anthony, 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977).  The Gabriel Silver Lecture. New York: Columbia University, 1952. 8vo (217 x 155mm). Title printed in blue with central blindstamp of Columbia University, 16-pages. FINELY BOUND for Anthony Eden in full dark blue crushed morocco gilt by the Lakeside Press, Chicago, the upper cover lettered and ruled in gilt, the leaves mounted on hinges throughout, dark blue buckram slipcase with label. Provenance: Anthony Eden (modern armorial bookplate loosely-inserted). The Gabriel Silver lecture series on international peace, which continue to this day, had been established at Columbia University in 1949, the previous lecturers being General Dwight D. Eisenhower and General George C. Marshall. Anthony Eden's speech, the third in the series, was delivered as his response to being awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, and was made in his capacity as British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. It concludes: "We believe that our gathering strength can and must be used for peace. The United States and the British Commonwealth, keeping these purposes always in their minds, and remaining at all costs united to pursue them, can lead the world into a peaceful future by tolerance, understanding and restraint."

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