Used and Out of Print Books on Royalty,
Past & Present
Dedication: A Selection From The Public Speeches of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II -compiled
by- Joan Werner Laurie. Each quote is accompanied by a b/w plate (First
edition, 1953, William Heinemann, London) Used hardcover book in dust jacket now covered
in a clear plastic sleeve, unpaginated. Dust jacket is soiled with a few small tears on
at bottom on spine and small piece missing at top of spine. Bookshop plate
inside cover. Inscription to previous owner dated 1956 written at top of half
title page. Pages are very good.
Down With The Crown: British Anti-Monarchism and Debates About Royalty Since 1790 -by- Antony
Taylor. Monarchy Public Opinion. British Republicanism. This book examines the tradition of British anti-monarchism and
current British republicanism, beginning with the reign of George III and ending with the death of Diana, Princess of
Wales. 80 illustrations. (Reaktion Books Ltd. London. 1999) ISBN 1861890494. NEW book. Hardcover book in dust jacket.
296 pages. NEW.
King George The Sixth -by- Dorothy Margaret Stuart. Illustrated (First Ed.1937 George G Harrap)
Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, red cloth with
blue lettering worn at edges & marks, 128pp, pages age spotted, printed
presentation to "Percy Crosswell by the Mayor, etc ... of the Borough of
Hendon on the occasion of the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth".
Princess Mary's Gift Book. A
collection of stories by famous authors illustrated with beautiful colour
tipped-in plates and delightful line drawings, published by Princess Mary with
all profits of the original sale given to the Queen's Work For Women Fund which
was acting in conjunction with the National Relief Fund; colour frontispiece of
Princess Mary by J J Shannon; contributions by J M Barrie; G A Birmingham; Hall
Caine; Ralph Connor; A Conan Doyle; J H Fabre; Ellen Thorneycroft; Charles
Garvice; Lady Sybil Grant; H Rider Haggard; Beatrice Harraden; Rudyard Kipling
(Hodder and Stoughton, London, no date, circa 1915) Covered in black
pseudo-leather, knocked on corners with small pieces mussing at both ends of
spine, foxing on eps and edges of pages, pages have tanned, text and
illustrations are very good.
The British Court, Its Traditions And Ceremonial -by- Ifan Kyrle Fletcher. Behind
the historic ceremonies of the British Monarchy lie centuries of tradition; the
author presents in a simple but authoritative manner the history of the
ancient offices; the tradition of the ceremonies are described, not only as
relics of a glorious past, but as the elements which symbolically and
constitutionally give the Monarchy its vital importance in the life of the British
Commonwealth; illustrated with b/w plates (Cassell, London, First Edition, April 1953)
No ISBN. Small hardcover book in dust jacket, 132 pages, dust jacket is poor: worn & torn, light foxing
on eps and intro pages, book itself is good.
The Royal Wedding: The
Marriage of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and The Lady Diana Spencer, St. Paul's Cathedral, 29 July 1981:
Official Programme (The Royal Jubilee Trusts, 1981) ISBN 0853723303. Used softcover stapled booklet.
25 pages. Very good.
Time And Change: An Autobiography -by- Peter Townsend. The former
equerry to the British Royal Family portrays his life in the royal household and
describes his feelings for Princess Margaret with honesty and dignity
(Methuen Inc, New York, First edition, 1978) ISBN 045893710X /0-458-93710-X.
Used hardcover book in dust jacket, now protected in a clear plastic sleeve, 317 pages.
Dust jacket is worn, with small tears on edges. Small stains some evidence of insect
damage to edges of pages, else good.
Twenty-Five Years A King: The Book of the Pathe Film -compiled by-
the Rt Hon Sir Austen Chamberlain. A photographic journey
through the first 25 years' reign of England's King George V and Queen Mary,
published on the jubilee; 83 illustrations in photogravure (1935 A
& C Black, London) hardcover, no dust jacket, 96pp, foxing on most pages, overall in good condition.
Uneasy Lies The Head -by- John O'Hare. Biographical tales of those who sought a crown with
ruthless determination, risking everything, and dying for it, too; covers
Constantine Falcon, Captain Mission, Theodore King of Corsica, James Plaintain,
Catherine the Great of Russia, George Thomas, Hester Stanhope, Jorgen Jorgensen,
Charles Baron of Thierry, Lola Montez, Yehonala Empress of China, and John Boyes
King of the Wa-Kikuyu. (Alvin Redman Limited, London, first edition, 1955) Used hardcover
book in price-clipped dust jacket, 253 pages. Inscription to previous owner on fep, dust jacket
is soiled and fairly tattered on edges and corners, foxing on eps and edges of pages, else good.
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