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Elizabeth and Mary : Cousins, Rivals, Queens
DUNN, Jane
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Caroline the Unhappy Queen
Lord Russell of Liverpool
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Good Queen Bess
STANLEY, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema
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Edward the Caresser : The Playboy Prince Who Became Edward VII
WEINTRAUB, Stanley
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1 932 ARLOTT, John; John Snagge and Sir Gerald W. Wollaston Elizabeth Crowned Queen : the Pictorial Record of the Coronation
Hardcover Odhams Press Ltd.: London; 1993; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 128 pages; Beautiful and ornate embossed leather binding is lightly worn at corners and spine ends. Spine is lightly sunned, book is cocked. No dust wrapper.; Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and 8 full colour plates. A wonderful book of memories (or an introduction for those of us too young to remember) of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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2 1838 Aronson, Theo The King in Love : King Edward VII's Mistresses : Lillie Langtry, Daisy Warwick, Alice Keppel and Others
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1988; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 301 pages; Front endpaper has been torn out. First edition stated but no price on dust wrapper indicates a book club edition. Page edges have pale splash marks (tea? ) interior pages are clean and bright. Cover edges lightly faded with one soil spot. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and rubbed, flap edges yellowed, rear flap creased.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 3834 DOUGLAS, Hugh and Michael J. Stead Flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie, The
Hardcover Sutton Publishing: Phoenix Mill, Gloustershire; 2000; First British Edition Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper  
4to 11" - 13" tall; 190 pages; A new book with slightly rippled page edges. Dust wrapper has slight edgewear and rubbing. Profusely illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and maps, a lovely book.; ' In July of 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart, heir to the exiled Stuart dynasty, made landfall at Barra Head, the southernmost tip of the Outer Hebrides—the first time he had touched the soil of his native Scotland—ready to claim the land he believed he had a divine right to rule. Within nine months his plans were crushed by the Hanoverians. With his defeat at Culloden, Prince Charles fled his homeland, hunted ruthlessly by the army of King George II. Yet the Scottish Jacobites who loved him aided Bonnie Prince Charlie at every turn of the five-month flight, hiding him, feeding him—especially Flora MacDonald, who disguised the young prince as her maid. Michael J. Stead's color photographs illustrate Charles' journey step-by-step.' ; Published @ £20.00.  
Price: 16.75 USD
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4 4735 DUNN, Jane Elizabeth and Mary : Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: NY; 2004; Uncorrected Proof Very Good  
450 pages; This uncorrected proof copy does not have illustrations. Received and date stamp on top textblock edge, small spot on top edge, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, no spine creases. ; 'In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness (and views of sexuality) and divinely ordained kingship.' ; 'As regnant queens in an overwhelmingly masculine world, they were deplored for their femaleness, compared unfavorably with each other and courted by the same men. By placing their dynamic and ever-changi ng relationship at the center of the book, Dunn illuminates their differences. Elizabeth, inheriting a weak, divided country coveted by all the Catholic monarchs of Europe, is revolutionary in her insistence on ruling alone and inspired in her use of celibacy as a political tool—yet also possessed of a deeply feeling nature. Mary is not the romantic victim of history but a courageous adventurer with a reckless heart and a magnetic influence over men and women alike. Vengeful against her enemies and the more ruthless of the two queens, she is untroubled by plotting Elizabeth’s murder. Elizabeth, however, is driven to anguish at finally having to sanction Mary’s death for treason. Working almost exclusively from contemporary letters and writings, Dunn explores their symbiotic, though never face-to-face, relationship and the power struggle that raged between them.'Published in hardback @ $30.00.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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5 1900 Fraser, Antonia Mary, Queen of Scots
Softcover; Trade PB Dell Publishing: New York; (1969)1993; Reprint Good+  
613 pages; Spine and covers creased and edgeworn, corners curled, no loose pages. Several pages rippled and faintly dampstained. A reading copy.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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6 892 LANE, Peter Princess Michael of Kent
Hardcover Salem House: Manchester, New Hampshire; 1986; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 197 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped, three consecutive pages each have a minute closed tear at top edge. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy. ; An unauthorized biography of Princess Michael. She did read some chapters and said 'she appreciated the sincerity of the author's scholarship. "  
Price: 13.00 USD
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7 928 LANGTON, Sarah Daily Graphic Royal Family Picture Annual: Volume One, The Annual Pageant of Royal Pictures
Hardcover Pitkin: London; N.D.; Very Good-  
B&W Photographs; 112 pages; Pastedowns and front free endpapers foxed, text block edges browned, red cloth binding clean but worn at edges (not to boards); no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. No dust wrapper. ; An interesting historical record, the 226 black and white photographs in this album are from August 1951 to mid 1952. They show many members of the British Royal Family attending various state and private functions, on international visits, and attending George VI's funeral. No publication date stated but must be from 1952 as there is mention of Volume two to be published in 1953.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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Divorced, Beheaded, Survived; A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII, LINDSEY, Karen
8 2379 LINDSEY, Karen Divorced, Beheaded, Survived; A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII
Softcover; Trade PB Addison-Wesley Pub.: Reading, MA; c1995,1996; First Paperback Edition 231 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, faint cover creases and rubbing, slight edgewear. A few smudges to page edges; interior pages clean and bright, none loose.; "The women who wed Henry VIII are remembered mainly for the ways their royal marriages ended: divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. This book helps to restore full humanity to these six fascinating women by applying the insights of feminist scholarship. Here they appear not as stereotypes, not simply as victims, but as lively, intelligent noblewomen doing their best to survive in a treacherous court. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived takes a revisionist look at 16th-century English politics (domestic and otherwise), reinterpreting the historical record in perceptive new ways. For example, it shows Ann Boleyn not as a seductress, but as a sophisticate who for years politely suffered what we would now label royal sexual harassment. It presents evidence that the princess Anne of Cleves, whom Henry declared ugly and banished from his bed, was in fact a pretty woman who agreed to the king's whim as her best hope for happiness." Recommended by the late Jane S. formerly of the ATS. Book matches sample image. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 4151 Lord Russell of Liverpool Caroline the Unhappy Queen
Hardcover A. S. Barnes & Co.: South Brunswick, NJ; 1968; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 173 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, page edges pale yellow; covers and pages clean, no binding problems. A very nice copy. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has light edgewear and rubbing; white flaps have yellowed. ; The unhappy queen was Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, the queen-consort of George IV, a man who had already secretly married and did not want to be married to Caroline. After the birth of their daughter, Princess Caroline, George returned to his first wife and spent all his energy attempting to discredit and humiliate Caroline including a trumped up charge of adultery that caused a protracted trial in the House of Lords. Her story is an account 'written by a distinguished lawyer of a unique legal situation and a story that even now has the power to excite astonishment, indignation and pity.'  
Price: 11.50 USD
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10 1869 Massie, Robert K. The Romanovs, the Final Chapter
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1995; First US Edition 308 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Book is slightly cocked. Dust wrapper, not price clipped is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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11 1087 Matheson, Anne & Davis, Reginald Princess Anne A Royal Girl Of Our Time
Hardcover; Ex-Library Crown: New York; 1973; Illustrated by Reginald Davis: Good+ in Good+ dust wrapper  
Photographs; 155 pages; Normal library stamps and library pocket on front free endpaper. Pastedowns have remnants of old mylar cover that was glued to book, some pages soiled at margins. Dust wrapper has a few creases, a sunned spine, with remnants of a label and laminate is bubbling up in several places. ; Published just before Princess Anne's marriage to Mark Phillips, this book tells of her life and their courtship.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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Passage to Pontefract, PLAIDY, Jean [Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert]
12 6609 PLAIDY, Jean [Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert] Passage to Pontefract
Hardcover G. P. Putnam's Sons: NY; 1982; First US Edition 366 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, one corner bumped; no binding problems. Faint soil to page edges; interior clean and bright. A nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn with some tiny closed tears, creases to flap ends, sunned spine. ; The tenth novel in this prolific author's Plantagenet saga.; 'Richard of Bordeaux, young heir to the throne after Edward the Third, is surrounded by ambitious uncles who believe it would be better for the country if they could take the crown. While Richard shows himself capable of reckless bravery in defeating the Peasants’ Revolt, his extravagance soon brings him into conflict with his people. Here is a vivid picture of Richard II’s court, his devotion to his favourite Robert de Vere, his love for two Queens, clever Anne and the little Isabella, and of his headlong journey towards disaster.' The dw cover matches this sample image. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Rose Without a Thorn The: The Wives of Henry VIII, PLAIDY, Jean [Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert]
13 6604 PLAIDY, Jean [Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert] Rose Without a Thorn The: The Wives of Henry VIII
Softcover; Trade PB Three Rivers Press: NY; c1993, 2003; 278 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, light edgewear. A very nice copy.; One of this prolific author's "Qeens of England" series. 'Born into an impoverished branch of the noble Howard family, young Katherine is plucked from her home to live with her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk. The innocent girl quickly learns that her grandmother’s puritanism is not shared by Katherine’s free-spirited cousins, with whom she lives. Beautiful and impressionable, Katherine becomes involved in two ill-fated love affairs before her sixteenth birthday. Like her cousin Anne Boleyn, she leaves her grandmother’s home to become a lady-in-waiting at the court of Henry VIII. The royal palaces are exciting to a young girl from the country, and Katherine finds that her duties there allow her to be near her handsome cousin, Thomas Culpepper, whom she has loved since childhood.

But when Katherine catches the eye of the aging and unhappily married king, she is forced to abandon her plans for a life with Thomas and marry King Henry. Overwhelmed by the change in her fortunes, bewildered and flattered by the adoration of her husband, Katherine is dazzled by the royal life. But her bliss is short-lived as rumors of her wayward past come back to haunt her, and Katherine’s destiny takes another, deadly, turn.'
; This author also wrote as Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr, and Eleanor Burford. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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14 2480 ROSS, Michael Reluctant King : Joseph Bonaparte, King of the two Sicilies and Spain
Hardcover Mason Charter: New York; 1977; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
302 pages; Spine ends and bottom front corner lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly rubbed and edgeworn, interior white flaps have yellowed edges. ; A comprehensive biography of the younger brother of Napoleon.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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15 3819 STANLEY, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema Good Queen Bess
Hardcover Harper Collins: NY; c1990,2001; First Edition Thus Illustrated by Diane Stanley: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
Color Illustrations; Unpaginated pages; A new book with one bottom corner faintly bumped. A lovely copy. ; 'She was a queen whose strong will, shrewd diplomacy, religious tolerance and great love for her subjects won the hearts of her people and the admiration of her enemies. This delightful book brilliantly captures the character of the long reigning monarch and puts her actions in the context of her life so they can be better appreciated.' For ages 7 and up.; Published @ $16.95.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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16 3835 WEINTRAUB, Stanley Edward the Caresser : The Playboy Prince Who Became Edward VII
Hardcover Free Press: NY; 2001; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
429 pages; A new book with a bumped spine foot and bottom corners. Dust wrapper is faintly rubbed and edgeworn.; ' In each of the past three centuries, a Prince of Wales has waited most of his life to become King. Each one disappointed his reigning parent, had an unhappy marriage, and conducted scandalous affairs. But only one gave his name to an age: the future Edward VII, Albert Edward, eldest son of Queen Victoria.

Drawing on previously unavailable, little-used or unknown diaries, letters, memoirs, and reportage from both sides of the Atlantic the author depicts the Prince and his worlds: his frustrating childhood, his introductions to gentlemanly sins at Oxford and Cambridge, his chilly marriage, and his constant escapes to balls, races, spas, and country houses, where he gambled, gourmandized, caroused, and whored. His string of "god-children" included some almost certainly his own. Yet despite, or because of, his flaws, "Bertie" was loved wherever he went. He was a natural diplomat, able to charm strangers and dance all night. When he toured the United States in 1860, he was a media sensation, and there was even talk of a marriage with President Buchanan's niece. His story is a picture of tragedy and farce—qualities that fit Edward perfectly for the role of modern monarch.'; Published @$30.00  
Price: 14.75 USD

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17 3039 ZIEGLER, Philip King Edward VIII
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1991; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 552 pages; Previous owner name in ink on rear of front endpaper. No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy. ; The British edition of this book is subtitled The Official Biography. Biography of the man who wouldn't be King without the woman he loved...' Drawing on Edward VIII's frank and explicit diaries, 2,000 love letters he wrote (believed to have been destroyed) and on the private papers of Baldwin, Chamberlain and Churchill the author gives us a deeply moving book, written with authority and compassion.'  
Price: 10.50 USD
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