London: Martin Secker, 1919-1920. Hardcover. First Edition. Part I covers 1888-1900. Part II covers 1900-1914. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922) was an English poet, writer, and diplomat, known for his anti-imperialism. These diaries document his travels to Egypt and other places in the Middle East during his diplomatic service and also discuss the lead-up in England to World War I. He also talks of people he knows, many of which were major figures of the time. Blunt had a complicated personal life. Although married to the granddaughter of Lord Byron, he had numerous affairs, most notably with Jane Morris, wife of William Morris. He struggled financially and had legal battles with his then estranged wife and daughter over property and money. Bound in original dark blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front board. Light bumping but in unusually nice condition. Offsetting and light spotting to pastedowns and free endpapers, otherwise very good. Part I: 512 pages including index; Part II: 511 pages including index. This set may require an extra shipping fee. BIO/073115. Very Good.