London: Nicholson & Watson/The Liberal Book Club, (1939). First edition. The "Liberal Book Club" edition preceding the first trade. SIGNED by Cary on the title page and INSCRIBED TO J. B. PRIESTLEY on the front free endpaper, "J. B. Priestley/ from his most sincerely/ the author" in Cary's typical tiny handwriting. Interesting book with chapters addressing liberty, conflicts, and Democracy -- historically, politically, economically--and its dangers. Near fine lacking dust jacket.