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Heidelberg

Its Princes and Its Palaces

By Elizabeth Godfrey

1906 - London - Grant Richards

9" by 6"; xxiii, 350pp, [1]

 

DETAILS

A historical look at Heidelberg, its palaces and people.

The first edition of this work.

Illustrated throughout, with a frontispiece and nineteen plates.

Collated, complete.

Written by Elizabeth Godfrey, which was a pseudonym for Jessie Bedford. Bedford began her literary career through contributions to literary periodicals of the time such as  Temple Bar and Macmillan's Magazine. 

Bedford wrote many books on seventeenth century England. Her interest in German history was not known until the publication of this work. 

CONDITION

In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to the front board and to the spine. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the joints and to the head and tail of spine. Bumping to the extremities. Creasing to spine. Gilt stamping to front board has rubbed. Both hinges are slightly strained but firm. Tidemarks to front and rear pastedown and endpaper at the hinge, not affecting other pages. Offsetting to endpapers. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Fergus Wood. Internally, binding in loosening in places. Several plates are detached but present including frontispiece and plate at page 42. Otherwise, although strained, generally firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with light spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding.


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