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William and Harry
Seward, Ingrid
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The 'country Life' Book of the Royal Silver Jubilee, Montague-Smith, Patrick W. ; Country Life Books (Firm)
The 'country Life' Book of the Royal Silver Jubilee
Montague-Smith, Patrick W. ; Country Life Books (Firm)
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The Dragon Empress Life and Times of Tz'u-Hsi 1835 -1908 Empress Dowager of China
Warner, Marina
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1 Erickson, Carolly To the Scaffold: Life of Marie Antoinette
1861053428 / 9781861053428; Marie Antoinette is one of the world's best-known yet least understood heroines. In this definitive biography - thoroughly researched - the author provides a psychologically acute, richly detailed and deeply moving portrait of this 'lost' queen. This writing tells the story of the Austrian Princess who, at age fourteen, was sent to France to marry the ill-mannered Dauphin. Condemned to childlessness, Antoinette found pleasure in costly entertainments and other gross eccentricities. Unwittingly she aroused the contempt of the people of France. In time, she matured into a capable and courageous queen. But the implacable forces arrayed against the monarchy closed in and Antoinette tried in vain to persuade her husband to save himself and his family. In the end she stayed at his side until he too fell victim of the revenge of the revolutionaries, and she, noble and dignified in her last months, went to the scaffold. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Robson Books Ltd
London, United Kingdom, 2000, First Trade Paperback Edition
Trade Paperback
Fine with no dust jacket


001133; 
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The 'country Life' Book of the Royal Silver Jubilee, Montague-Smith, Patrick W. ; Country Life Books (Firm)
2 Montague-Smith, Patrick W. ; Country Life Books (Firm) The 'country Life' Book of the Royal Silver Jubilee
0600382001 / 9780600382003; In 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of her accession to the throne. Her Silver Jubilee is an important, historic event (only four monarchs have achieved this distinction since 1714) , and it is appropriate that this beautiful book has been published to commemorate the occasion. Patrick Montague-Smith carefully documented the key events that lead up to Elizabeth's accession to the throne of 6th February 1952, and then he presents his analysis of the twenty-five year reign. He also provides a series of fascinating profiles of Prince Philip, the royal children and the Queen Mother. Includes a wonderful Royal Family Tree at the back, and over 200 photographs, 40 in full color. The binding is black cloth. The jacket has been clipped, has some shelf wear at the top and bottom edges, and a small tear at the bottom rear spine edge. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Hamlyn Publishing Group
London, England, 1976, Eleventh Printing
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Metric Reproductions; 
001455; 
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3 Seward, Ingrid William and Harry
1559706902 / 9781559706902; This is the first authoritative portrait of the two young princes. Ingrid Seward, the best-selling author of The Queen and Di, draws from her personal conversations with Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as a wide range of intimate contacts, to give us the closest look yet at the lives of the men who may one day be king. Seward takes a frank look at the problems the two boys faced growing up in the spotlight of royalty. She reveals for the first time how they reacted to the breakup of their parents' marriage and their mother's tragic death, as well as how they dealt with Diana's overwhelming, and often terrifying, celebrity in life. 310 pages, including a bibliography, index, and 24 pages of color photographs. The jacket back is somewhat scuffed. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Arcade Publishing
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2003, First American Edition
Hardcover
New in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001977; 
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4 Walker, Ian W. Harold: the Last Anglo-Saxon King
0905778464 / 9780905778464; King Harold Godwineson (c. 1022-66) is one of history's shadowy figures, known mainly for his defeat and death at the battle of Hastings. His true status and achievements have been overshadowed by the events of October 1066 and by the bias imposed by the Norman victory. In reality, he deserves to be recalled as one of England's greatest rulers. This volume sets out to correct this distorted image by presenting Harold's life in its proper context, offering the first full-length critical study of his career in the years leading up to 1066. Ian Walker presents a carefully research critique of the sources for our knowledge of Harold, reconciling the distortions in the divergent "English" and "Norman" accounts available to modern commentators, allowing the reader to make a realistic assessment of Harold and his rival William of Normandy, and in the process enhancing our view of both. Includes a section on the English Earldoms under King Edward, abbreviations, notes, bibliography, and index. Illustrated throughout, including 8 pages in color. The binding is a glossy pictorial matching the jacket. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Wrens Park Publishing
Burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, 2000, 
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Illustrations and Documents; 
002766; 
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5 Warner, Marina The Dragon Empress Life and Times of Tz'u-Hsi 1835 -1908 Empress Dowager of China
This is a fascinating and sweeping book about the Empress Dowager of China. She was opportunistic, ruthless, malicious, and xenophobic. While her determination held the empire together for nearly 50 years her reactionary, Sino-centric view of the world plunged China into poverty. Civil war, and ultimately brought about the end to the Ch'ing Dynasty. The author recreates in panoramic detail the reign of this indomitable, fascinating woman. There are many color paintings and black & white photographs. The dust jacket shows the detail of a robe embroidered with a phoenix, the emblem of Tz'u-hsi, and said to be worn by her. The book has a spot at the front and back bottom that is discolored, and also at the spine bottom. The heavy DJ has wear at the corners, a 1/2" tear at the top, minor wear at the bottom edge, minor wear at the top spine and a 1/2" tear at the top back. There is also a small split at the bottom back near the spine. Along the spine there are scratches to the glossy finish that go to the white backing of the jacket. Includes index. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
The MacMillan Company
New York, 1972, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001256; 
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