[Lord Halifax, architect of appeasement.] Autograph Signature to offprint pamphlet from The Times, printing an address by him at Oxford under the headline ‘A Conflict of Youth / Lord Halifax to Oxford / Evil must be met by force’.

Author: 
Lord Halifax [Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax] (1881-1959), British Conservative politician, Viceroy of India, a principal architect of Appeasement.
Publication details: 
Halifax’s signature dated by him to March 1940. Offprint pamphlet headed with Times masthead, with ‘REPRINTED FROM’ printed above it, and date ‘Wednesday February 28 1940’. Slug of The Times Publishing Company, London.
£50.00
SKU: 23896

In good condition, lightly-aged. Folded once. Signed at top-right of cover page: ‘Halifax. / March 1940.’ The pamphlet is uncommon; OCLC WorldCat lists eight copies worldwide: including two in Britain and two in America. 4pp, 4to. Bifolium. Text in double column of small print. Not paginated. Slug: ‘Printed by THE TIMES PUBLISHING COMPANY, Limited, Printing House Square, London, E.C.4. England.’ Headline: ‘A CONFLICT OF YOUTH / LORD HALIFAX TO OXFORD / EVIL MUST BE MET BY FORCE / From Our Special Correspondent’. Byline: ‘OXFORD, FEB. 27’. The text of the address is preceded by a paragraph beginning: ‘Lord Halifax addressed a crowded audience in the Sheldonian Theatre this evening in the dual capacity of Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the University. He was given a great welcome by dons, undergraduates, and citizens, and the gallery queues had been standing nearly an hour before the time announced for the address.’ Sections titled: ‘Lord Grey of Fallodon’, ‘Limitations of time’, ‘In stark opposition’, ‘Fighting for a life’, ‘Conventions’, ‘Perpetual war?’, ‘World of our desire’ and ‘No empty boast’.