London. His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1941.
Pamphlet; paper wraps; 9 x6 inches; 4 pp total. Very good condition save that the pages, when folded, are slightly less than perfectly congruent, presumably a fault as issued. The document is headed with the words United States No. 2 (1941). Beneath the lengthy title is the notation Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty. The document begins with a message to United States Ambassador John Gilbert Winant from Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden regarding Lend-Lease Material. Eden writes: "I enclose a memorandum on the policy of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom with regard to exports from this country and with regard to the distribution here of Lend-Lease material." There follow paragraphs, first on Export Policy and second, Distribution in the United Kingdom of Lend-Leased Goods. The document, published on the eve of the United States' entrance into World War II, is an uncommon piece of ephemera. Very good condition with issue noted. Item #51196