The Book of Princes and Princesses
The Book of Princes and Princesses

LANG, Mrs. (author). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Book of Princes and Princesses.

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LANG, Mrs. (author). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Book of Princes and Princesses. London; Longmans, Green And Co. 1908.

8vo. Original midnight blue cloth strikingly blocked and lettered in gilt to both spine and upper board, all edges gilt; pp. [vii], viii-xix + [i] + 361 + [6] (publisher's catalogue); with 8 fine and beautiful coloured plates and engravings throughout; a beautiful copy, externally fine, internally very clean and crisp, with browning and spotting solely confined to endpapers.
First edition, presented in the first issue binding with both upper cover and spine blocked in gilt. A collection of fourteen historical tales about the childhoods of European monarchs including Napoleon, Elizabeth 1 and Frederick the Great.

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