By Sir Herbert Maxwell
London   Eyre and Spottiswoode
13" by 10" 239, [1]; xii, 395, [1]pp
Two stunningly rebound commemorative works regarding Queen Victoria's reign. Retaining the original decorative cloth boards, these illustrated albums are an attractive addition to any library.
By Sir Herbert Maxwell

1879-1901 Sixty Years a Queen [With] V.R.I Her Life

London   Eyre and Spottiswoode
13" by 10" 239, [1]; xii, 395, [1]pp
Two stunningly rebound commemorative works regarding Queen Victoria's reign. Retaining the original decorative cloth boards, these illustrated albums are an attractive addition to any library.
£180.00
: 3kgs / : 730L18

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Description

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.

Condition

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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