[WINDSOR, H.R.H. Edward, Duke of…]
The Prince of Wales' Book. A Pictorial Record of the Voyages of H.M.S. 'Renown'. 1919-1920.[1920.]
An account of the then Prince of Wales' tour of Canada, the U. S. A. and Australasia; [together with] a T.L.s. from H.R.H's Private Secretary on St. James's Place letterhead to Miss Mildred L. Clemens F. R. G. S., in response to her letter requesting the Prince to sign the book:
'With reference to your letter of the 4th instant, I am desired by the Prince of Wales to inform you that it is not His Royal Highness's practice to comply with requests for his autograph; but he has been pleased to make an exception in your case in view of his recent visit to Honolulu. His Royal Highness has signed his name on the page of the book dealing with Honolulu.'
First edition, 4to., signed and dated by the Prince of Wales on the Honolulu page, April 1920, (traces of paper-clip rusting to top edge, not affecting signature), black and white portrait frontispiece and various photogravures, slight age-toning, the odd bit of offsetting, else very good, publisher's red, printed cloth, one corner bumper, pictorial dust-jacket, toned, a little chipped and creased on lower, outside corner of upper panel, otherwise very good-plus., published [1920.]
Stock ID: 96177