Item #50374 Biographical Sketches of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria; Or, Royal Book of Beauty. Mary Howitt.

Biographical Sketches of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria; Or, Royal Book of Beauty

London: Virtue & Co, Circa 1883. Early printing. Leather bound. 516pp. Quarto [28 cm] 3/4 black leather with brown pebbled cloth over boards, and raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece illustration of the bust of Queen Victoria. The extremities are rubbed, and there is a thin loss from the leather at the head of the backstrip. The hinges are broken and the text block is coming away from the boards. The text block is also cracked a number of times, and several of the gatherings are a bit loose. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the front flyleaf. All plates are present. Good. Item #50374

Illustrated by Thirty-One Highly-Finished Portraits on Steel. Lovely illustrations accompanied with engaging, yet simple text.

Price: $150.00

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