Item #458 ; Being the Authorized Biography of George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, K.G.
; Being the Authorized Biography of George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, K.G.
; Being the Authorized Biography of George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, K.G.
; Being the Authorized Biography of George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, K.G.

; Being the Authorized Biography of George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, K.G.

New York, Ernest Benn Ltd, London: Boni and Liveright;, 1927 - 1928. Cloth. THE LIFE OF LORD CURZON;

Being the Authorized Biography of George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, K.G.

Published by Boni and Liveright; New York, Ernest Benn Ltd, London

1927-1928. 3 vols. (317 [1]; 424; 457p.), b/w illus., original brown cloth (winterbottoms) beveled boards, previous owner’s bookplate. A beautiful sharp clean set un marked and very clean. A historical account of Curzon and his successes and failures as a formidable statesman.

George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC, FBA (11 January 1859 – 20 March 1925), was styled as The Lord Curzon of Kedleston between 1898 and 1911, and as The Earl Curzon of Kedleston between 1911 and 1921, was a British Conservative statesman who served as Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905. During his time as viceroy, Lord Curzon created the territory of Eastern Bengal and Assam. He resigned after a political dispute with the British military commander Lord Kitchener. During the First World War, Curzon served in the small War Cabinet of Prime Minister David Lloyd George as Leader of the House of Lords (from December 1916), as well as the War Policy Committee. He served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at the Foreign Office from 1919 to 1924.
Despite his successes as both viceroy and foreign secretary, in 1923 Curzon was denied the office of prime minister. Bonar Law and other Conservative Party leaders preferred to have Stanley Baldwin rather than Curzon as prime minister and these views were made known to King George V. David Gilmour, in his biography Curzon: Imperial Statesman (1994), contends that Curzon deserved the top position.
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