PENULTIMA SIR A HOPKINSON LIBERAL POLITICIAN CRICKLADE ILLUS FIRST EDITION 1930 For Sale

PENULTIMA SIR A HOPKINSON LIBERAL POLITICIAN CRICKLADE ILLUS FIRST EDITION 1930


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I have here for sale a book entitled PENULTIMA by SIR ALFRED HOPKINSON. This FIRST EDITION was published in 1930 by MARTIN HOPKINSON LTD, London.

Sir Alfred Hopkinson (28 June 1851 – 11 November 1939)[1] was an English lawyer, academic and politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for two three-year periods, separated by nearly thirty years.

He was the son of John Hopkinson, a mechanical engineer, and among his brothers were John Hopkinson, a physicist and electrical engineer, and Edward Hopkinson, an electrical engineer and MP. He first stood for election to the House of Commons at the 1885 general election, when he was the unsuccessful Liberal Party candidate in Manchester East.[2] He was unsuccessful again as a Liberal Unionist candidate at the 1892 general election, when he stood in Manchester South-West.[3]

Hopkinson finally won a seat at the 1895 general election, when he was elected as MP for Cricklade in Wiltshire.[4] He resigned from Parliament in February 1898, by the procedural device of accepting appointment as Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds.[5]

Hopkinson was Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University from 1901 to 15 July 1903 and then of the Victoria University of Manchester until 1913. In December 1914 he was appointed to the Committee on Alleged German Outrages, which in May 1915 reported on German war crimes against civilians during the invasion of Belgium in the opening months of World War I.

He received the honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the University of Glasgow in June 1901.[6]

He returned to Parliament in March 1926, when he won a by-election for the Combined English Universities as a Conservative. He did not contest the 1929 general election.[7]

A sculpture of him by John Cassidy was exhibited at Manchester in 1912.[8] His son Austin Hopkinson also became a Member of Parliament. One of his daughters married Sir Gerald Hurst M.P.


This book is bound in red linen boards with gilt title lettering to the spine. There is a small embossed illustration on the rear board. There is a tear to the top edge of the spine and the bottom edge of the spine and the corners are bumped. The boards are worn and stained and the spine is sunned. There is light foxing throughout the book and there are several pencil marks on the rear end paper. The book is tightly bound with no loose or missing pages 332pp plus index 22cm x15cm.


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