By Hall Caine; R Haggard; Thomas Hardy; Rudyard Kipling; et al.
London   The Daily Telegraph; The Daily Sketch; The Glasgow Herald; Hodder and Stoughton
11" by 9" 186pp.
A charming copy of King Albert's Book, comprising a miscellany of tributes by various authors and artists, such as Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, and Arthur Rackham.
By Hall Caine; R Haggard; Thomas Hardy; Rudyard Kipling; et al.

1914 King Albert's Book: A Tribute to the Belgian King and People from Representative Men and Women throughout the World

London   The Daily Telegraph; The Daily Sketch; The Glasgow Herald; Hodder and Stoughton
11" by 9" 186pp.
A charming copy of King Albert's Book, comprising a miscellany of tributes by various authors and artists, such as Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, and Arthur Rackham.
Special Price £32.20 Regular Price £46.00
: 1kgs / : 769A11

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Description

Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

An extraordinary volume comprising various tributes by noted authors, artists, and social figures for the King of Belgium and its people. 

This charming book was released in occasion of the German invasion of the small country to honour Belgium's courage.

Edited by Hall Caine, who introduces it, it brought together princes, statesmen, authors, artists, composers and religious leaders to write long or short paragraphs, poems, or musical pieces as symbol of support and as a reaction.

Contributors include Rider Haggard, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Rackham, and many others.

The money raised from its sales went to The Daily Telegraph Belgium Fund; The book is an extraordinary snapshot of the passions aroused by Germany’s invasion of neutral Belgium.

Illustrated with eighteen plates both in colour and in black and white, one of which by Arthur Rackham.

Condition

In the original publisher's cream cloth binding. Externally smart with slight shelf wear and a minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine. The cloth to spine has slightly darkened. With a minor mark to the front board. Inscribed by a previous owner to the front pastedown. Internally, the first few leaves are slightly loose but firm, otherwise the binding is firm With a minor faint scattered spotting. Illustrated with eighteen plates, one of which by Arthur Rackham. Frank Dicksee 'Resurgam' plate loose but present.

Very Good

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