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Queen Mary 1867-1953. by  James Pope-Hennessy - 1959 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 131526)

Queen Mary 1867-1953.

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Queen Mary 1867-1953.

by Pope-Hennessy, James

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London: George Allen and Unwin Limited, 1959. First edition of Pope-Hennessy's esteemed biography of Queen Mary, for which he was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1960. Octavo, bound in full crushed red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated. In fine condition. One of the leading biographers of his time, James Pope-Hennessy wrote several biographies, including those of Monckton Milnes, the Earle of Crew, and Queen Mary, for which he was created Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1960.


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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
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Queen Mary 1867-1953.
Pope-Hennessy, James
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second hand
George Allen and Unwin Limited
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James Pope-Hennessy First Edition, Queen Mary 1867-1953 First Edition, Sangorski and Sutcliffe Fine Binding
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Biography and Autobiography;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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First Edition
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Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
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