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Clarence House The Home of Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth Duchess of Edinburgh and of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh K.G.

By Christopher Hussey

1949

Country Life Limited : London

11" by 9"

136pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this illustrated work on Clarence House, the former home of Queen Elizabeth when she was a Princess. Illustrated throughout with both coloured and monochrome plates.

The first edition of this work, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Clarence House was built in the 1830s by the Duke of Clarence, the future WIlliam IV, the son of George III. From 1947 until her accesion in 1952, Princess Elizabeth lived at Clarence House with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. This book, published in 1949, shows the house as Elizabeth lived in, with photographs showing how it was decorated whilst she was living there. Written by Christopher Hussey, a leading authority on British domestic architecture. He wrote for 'Country Life', and also published other books, including 'English Country Houses', and 'In English Homes'. With a coloured frontispiece, six coloured plates, and forty monochrome plates. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's cloth binding with the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Minor shelfwear to the boards. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. The odd light spot to the fore edge. Light spotting and discolouration to the dustwrapper, mostly to the rear wrap, with the odd spot to the reverse. Some minor edgewear and closed tears to the extremities of the dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the odd spot and handling mark to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed in a Good dustwrapper

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