(Lustig, Alvin - designer) Acton, Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) .
London: Thames and Hudson / A Meridian Book, 1956. 
Small octavo, 350 pages. First UK edition of this compilation of essays by the editor and planner of the Cambridge Modern History. In his lifetime, Acton never published a book. The essays are primarily concerned with the relationship between church and state power and freedom of thought. A fine copy in gilt-stamped black cloth, with a near fine dust jacket designed by modernist designer Alvin Lustig.  
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Essays on Freedom and Power. Selected and with a new introduction by Gertrude Himmelfarb.