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[VICTORIA, H.M. Queen]; BENSON, Arthur Christopher and ESHER, Viscount (editors).

The Letters of Queen Victoria.

A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence between the years 1837 and 1861. Published by authority of His Majesty the King.

Stock Code
97186
London, John Murray, 1907
£8,500

The front free endpaper of the first volume inscribed by Edward VII, to his second daughter Princess Victoria; 'For dear Victoria from her devoted Father Edward R & D, October 1907'; then inscribed on the following half-title page, by Queen Mary, consort to Edward's son, King George V; 'For darling Margaret from Grannie Mary 1944. These 3 volumes were given to your Great Aunt Victoria by her father King Edward VII.'

Offered for sale with certificate of Authenticity from the original sale.

These letters cover the period from Queen Victoria's accession to the throne in 1837 to the death of her husband, Prince Albert, in 1861, prior to her long widowhood and absence from public life for many years. It is a fascinating period in which the Queen met and married Prince Albert, gave birth to their nine children and transformed the image of the monarchy into one centred on family

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Description

First edition of the first series; 3 vols, 8vo (232 x 170 mm); 40 half-tone plates including frontispieces, with tissue-guards, memorial bookplate (assumed to Queen Victoria) to each upper paste-down with resultant offsetting to opposite endpaper, slight bumping creases affecting top right-hand corner of margin (not text) of some leaves towards the end of vol. I, otherwise internally fine, publisher's orange and cream cloth gilt, top edges gilt, spines and front cover of vol. I faded, corners bumped and a little bowed, spine-ends bumped but in all a very good, internally bright set indeed, with no staining or foxing; xix, 641pp.; xvi, 575pp.; xi, 660pp., +4 folding pedigree charts.

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