The biographies are reprintings of the obituaries as they appeared in The Times, and include George Eliot (pp 11-16), Garibaldi (pp 80-96), General Gordon (pp 159-175) and Victor Hugo (pp 177-189). Mushroom-brown cloth-covered boards, bevelled and with black decoration, gilt crest to front board, gilt titles to spine, 341 pages, 4 pages of advertisements. Additional obituaries and similar material- newspaper cuttings- laid in to rear, (once secured by a paper clip). These include Boris Pasternak, Rose Macaulay and Augustus John. Condition: Boards a little worn, binding pulled slightly in one place. The paper clip has left rust stains to the ear end paper.