1879-1901 Sixty Years a Queen [With] V.R.I Her Life
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Both volumes are first editions.
'Sixty Years a Queen' was written by sir Herbert Maxwell to commemorate the Queen's Ruby jubilee in 1879. 'V.R.I' was published to commemorate the then longest reigning monarch following her death and is written by John Campbell, Victoria's son-in-law.
These works look at Victoria from a personal and political perspective. It sheds an interesting light on her as a woman and on her reign. 'Sixty Years a Queen' was published whilst the Queen was still alive and therefore does not contain as many intimate details on her personal life as 'V.R.I.'
Both volumes are beautifully illustrated throughout with coloured and monochrome plates.
Queen Victoria was the Queen of England for sixty-three years, coming to the throne in 1837, and reigned until her death in 1901, also absorbing the title 'Empress of India' during her reign. She was a fascinating women, having a well-known ardent love for her husband, Albert.
A beautiful collection of important works regarding the reign of this British monarch.
In quarter calf bindings, with the original pictorial boards retained. Externally, very smart. A few scuffs and patches of rubbing to the extremities of the original boards. Both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the occasional light spots.
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