re-drawing the map of the balkans
GLADSTONE, William Ewart. The Berlin Treaty and the Anglo-Turkish Convention. Speech of the Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P., In the Gouse of Commons, on Tuesday, July 30th, 1878. Revised by the Speaker. London, Liberal Central Association, .
8vo. Self-wrappers, as issued, ne backstrip; pp. 45, ; a little spotted in places, a few passages underlined; a very good copy of a rare item.
First edition. Gladstone sums up and assesses the results of a landmark in diplomatic history, affecting the lives of 7 million people on the Balkans, on Cyprus, and in Asiatic Turkey. The speech was printed at least four times in 1878; this is the first printing.