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Diana

By Bradford, Sarah

NY: Penguin, 2007. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 2nd Printing.. 443 pp. Nearly new, no spine creasing or marks. With 70 color and b&w photos. Reference notes, index. A comprehensive biography written 10 years after Diana's death, much of it based on interviews with her associates. Sunday Times (UK) named it Book of the Year and called it "a gloriously gossipy account.Bradford is evenhanded and unafraid." Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In.

$7.60

MAKING THE MUMMIES DANCE: INSIDE THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

By Hoving, Thomas

Simon & Schuster, 1993. Book. Near Fine. Cloth and Boards. 1st Edition Stated.. 447 pp, 16 pp B&W glossy photos. Tiny tear in photo section at bottom of joint. Else nearly new. No markings in text. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.

$8.55

Diana: Unseen Archives

By Gauntlett, Allison

Bath UK: Parragon Publishing, 2005. Book. Fine. Glossy Boards. 1st.. 384 pp. on glossy stock. Close to new, no markings, light edgewear to jacket. Textblock clean. Photos on nearly every page, many full page, about half of them in full color. The Daily Mail newspaper issues a collection of its many Princess Di photos. Most of them show her and her family and friends in happy moments. Just a few pages mentioning her divorce and death. Conspicuous by their absence are any formal or candid photos showing Diana with Queen Elizabeth, although there are many of her with younger royals. Overweight book requiring extra postage. Size: 4to -- 11 in By 9 In Wide.

$11.40

Hollywood Be Thy Name: The Warner Brothers Story
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Hollywood Be Thy Name: The Warner Brothers Story

By Sperling, Cass Warner; Millner, Cork

Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky, 1998. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. 2nd Printing.. 365 pp. Dampstain on bottom edge and bottom margin of most pages, but text clean. OK as reading copy. Binding firm. Several pages of glossy b&w photos of Warner family. Spine uncreased. Fascinating tale of the Warner family, and rise of the studio system in Hollywood, presented as a sort of movie script. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$2.85

Diana: Story of a Princess
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Diana: Story of a Princess

By Clayton, Tim and Craig, Phil

NY: Pocket Books, 2001. Remainder. Near Fine. Cloth & Boards. 1st U.S Edition.. 402 pp., with 32 pp. color photos. Close to new, slight crinkling of dj on spine. No markings except remainder slash marking on bottom edge of text block. Originally published by Hodder & Stoughton. Companion to a TV series. An account generally favorable to Diana and refuting other biographies that described Di as unbalanced psychologically. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall.

$5.70

Prince of Wales: A Biography

By Dimbleby, Jonathan

NY: William Morrow & Co., 1994. Book. Near Fine. Cloth & Boards. First U.S. Edition. 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall. 620 pp. Nearly new, no markings, slight edgewear on dj. With 16 pp. b&w photos and 16 pp. color photos. Massive biography of the Prince in the aftermath of his divorce..

$5.70

Sex With the Queen: Nine Hundred Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers and Passionate Politics

By Herman, Eleanor

NY: Harper Perennial (HarperCollins), 2007. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo -- 8 in Tall. 322 pp., with 16 pp. of glossy color photos (mostly plates of paintings). Also bibliography, notes and index. Nearly new, spine uncreased. No markings. In a lively, lighthearted sequel to her "Sex with Kings," Herman digs through centuries of scandal to uncover many cases of queens and princesses who took lovers more or less openly. She finds the royal ladies could carry on as long as their dalliances didn't interfere with politics. Her concluding chapter looks at the escapades of Princess Diana..

$8.08

George IV: A Portrait

By Richardson, Joanna

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1966. Book. Very Good +. Blue Cloth. 1st Edition. 8vo-- 8.75 in. Tall. 410 pp., 16 illustrations. Frontispiece of George IV. Dj chipped along top edge and top of spine; corners rubbed, dj darkened along spine. Text clean, binding firm. A biography that the author says focuses on George's scholarship and artistic tastes. Nonetheless large sections detail his loveless marriage to Princess Caroline of Brunswick, the court intrigues, his mistresses, and her lovers..

$11.88

Edward & Sophie: A Royal Wedding
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Edward & Sophie: A Royal Wedding

By Parkinson, Judy

Lincolnwood, Illinois: Contemporary Books, 1999. Book. Fine. Glossy Boards. First U.S. Edition. Folio -- 12 in Tall. 128 pp. on glossy stock; more than 200 color photos. Rear panel of dj crinkled at top edge. Otherwise as new. No markings. Lavish color portraits and many candids of the royal family of Windsor. This collection features not only the engagement and wedding of Prince Edward and Princess Sophie in 1999, but also their childhood and hobbies, as well as many historical photos of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, the Queen Mother, and a sprinkling of shots of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and their sons. The text, brimming with the proprieties of protocol, gives every possible piece of trivia about Edward and Sophie, sugar-coated with adulation. Noted very briefly was the fact that Edward's sexual orientation was a subject of gossip during his student-actor days..

$10.45

Letters

By Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley

London: Everyman's Library, 1992. Book. Fine. Cloth. Reprint.. 558 pp. As new, no markings, very clean. Ribbon marker. Includes index, bibliography, introduction by Kings College lecturer Clare Brant. The outpouring of an 18th century English aristocrat who dabbled in poetry and history, and wrote voluminously and candidly to her husband and friends. Some see her as a proto-feminist. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in.

$6.03

Savage Grace

By Robins, Natalie and Aronson, Steven M.L.

NY .: William Morrow, 1985. Book. Very Good. Boards. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 466 pp. with biographical notes. Several b&w photos. Light to moderate edgewear. Small chip on dj spine, some dj scuffing of front, rear panels. No markings. An account of the Baekeland family, including the inventor of Bakelite plastic. A great grandson of the millionaire, Tony, murdered his mother, Barbara..

$4.75

The Roosevelts: American Aristocrats

By Churchill, Allen

NY: Perrenial (Harper & Row), 1966. Book. Good +. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition. 12mo -- 7 in Tall. 294 pp., 8 pp. glossy b&w photos. Family tree diagram. Moderate toning of text. No markings, spine creased. Rear cover has corner creasing. A chronicle of the Roosevelt family from the colonial Dutch era of the 1640s through Eleanor Roosevelt's diplomatic career in the mid-20th century. Among the "minor" Roosevelts discussed are Isaac Roosevelt, supporter of the American Revolution; Nicholas Roosevelt who helped invent the steamboat and TR's daughter Alice..

$6.65

Crown Matrimonial

By Ryton, Royce

Garden City NY: Nelson Doubleday, 1973. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. Book Club. 8vo -- 8.5 In. Tall. 133 pp. Binding tight, close to new. Light scuff mark on upper part of front panel of dj. Previous owner's name on front end paper. Rest of text clean and bright. A historical drama about King Edward VIII's decision to abdicate and the influence of his mother, Queen Mary. Performed in the West End and Broadway in 1973..

$3.80

Second Paradise: Indian Courtly Life 1590-1947
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Second Paradise: Indian Courtly Life 1590-1947

By Patnaik, Naveen; Bannu

New York: Doubleday, 1985. Book. Illus. by Bannu. Very Good -. Trade Paperback. First Edition Stated. 4to -- 9.75 in Tall. 192 pp. Corners thumbed, several pages have faint water-spot rippling near upper right corner of margin but most of text is perfect. Light edgewear on fore edge. No writing or markings. Intrroduction by art historian Stuart Cary Welch. A detailed but readable survey of painting of India's various maharajahs, with detail about their decline into powerlessness under British imperialism. Excellent resource for Indian art and social history..

$7.60

They Went That-a-Way: How the Famous and the Infamous and the Great Died

By Forbes, Malcolm and Bloch, Jeff

NY: Ballantine, 1989. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition. 8vo -. 329 pp. Lightly read, no spine creasing, no markings. light toning. Forbes recounts in lighthearted fashion the final days of dozens of historical figures from several centuries, as well as contemporary celebrities like Janis Joplin, William Faulkner and Glenn Miller.

$3.52

My Story
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My Story

By Sarah, Duchess of York (with Jeff Coplon)

NY: Pocket, 1997. Book. Good +. Mass Market Paperback. 1st Printing. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 304 pp., with 32 pp. b&w and color photos. Very good except for staple holes in lower right corner of front cover and lower corner crease. Moderate spine creasing. No markings. Sarah Ferguson tells of her efforts to adjust to royal life as wife of Prince Andrew, their separation and her forced exile from royal household gatherings..

$2.85

Diana & Jackie: Maidens, Mothers, Myths
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Diana & Jackie: Maidens, Mothers, Myths

By Mulvaney, Jay

NY: St Martins Pr, 2002. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 319 pp., with 16 pp. b&w photographs, index. bibliography. Nearly new, no markings. A comparison of two iconic women and their influence on today's culture..

$4.75

The Royal Family: A Personal Portrait

By White, Ralphe M. And Fisher, Graham

NY: David McKay Co., 1969. Book. Good. Cloth. Reprint.. 275 pp. , 16 pp. b&w photos. Large chips on dust jacket. Colored endpapers. Text clean. A footman to the queen describes family life inside the palace in the early years of Queen Elizabeth's reign, when her children were still young. He portrays a simpler, happier time in the monarchy, but one rigidly governed by tradition and protocol. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.80

The Kennedys: The Third Generation

By Gibson, Barbara (with Schwarz, Ted)

Emeryville, California: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1993. Book. Very Good. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 346 pp., with 32 pp. b&w photos, bibliography, index. Nearly new. No markings. Rose Kennedy's secretary provides a candid look at 29 grandchildren of Joseph & Rose Kennedy. She predicts they "will likely dissipate into the mainstream society toward which Joe and Rose were so hostile." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.80

The Day Diana Died
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The Day Diana Died

By Andersen, Christopher

NY: William Morrow, 1998. Book. Near Fine. Boards. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 295 pp. Tight binding, slight chipping of dust jacket. No markings. A compelling and detailed account of Princess Diana's death and funeral. Prince Charles comes off as more emotional, caring and sympathetic than he usually is depicted. Queen Elizabeth is portrayed as cold and unforgiving. This book takes the reader behind the scenes, to the dramas that television cameras missed. With 16 pp. of b&w photos..

$4.04

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