London: Hollis & Carter, 1952. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. Offsetting to free endpapers, touch of foxing to top edge, spine of dust jacket toned, pen slash through price on front flap. A near-fine copy. Item #91
First edition of Fasnacht's survey of Acton, based on his extensive study of the Acton manuscripts housed at Cambridge University. With a Foreword by Sir Harold Butler, ten chapters ("The English and American Political Systems"), eleven appendices ("The Economic Factor"), a bibliography with a note on the scope of the Acton mss, and an extensive index.