Toynbee, Arnold J. The World and the West

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Oxford University Press: New York and London, 1953.  First Edition.

Inscribed by Toynbee on behalf of he and his wife, Veronica, and separately signed in full by Veronica.  Loosely inserted are four Christmas greetings, three signed by Arnold and one by Veronica, and an author's compliments card.  All items to the same recipient.

A leading specialist in foreign affairs, Toynbee is best known for his 12-volume A Study of History, ranked as one of the top 100 nonfiction books by the Modern Library.  Veronica was a frequent co-editor with her husband.

Very good, some spotting to the rear board, staining to front and rear pastedowns and free endpapers in good dust wrapper, rubbed and creased, foxing to the interior, paperclip shadow to front flap.

Christmas greetings signed by Arnold are fine, greeting by Veronica and author's compliments card are tanned.

Though a prolific author, Toynbee's is an uncommon signature.