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Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, From 1848-1861. To Which are Prefixed and Added Extracts from the Same Journal Giving an Account of Earlier Visits to Scotland, and Tours in England and Ireland, and Yachting Excursions

By Arthur Helps

1868

Smith, Elder, and Co. : London

8.5" by 6"

xv, [5pp], 315pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A collection of journal entries written by Queen Victoria during her and Prince Albert's trips to the Scottish Highlands, here edited by Arthur Helps.

This work is an interesting collection of journal entries by Queen Victoria, documenting her and Prince Albert's excursions to the Highlands. She believed that these journals recounted the happiest days of her life, looking back in reflection after the death of her husband. The journals date from 1848-1861. Edited by Arthur Helps, who was given the task to edit and publish these journals by the Queen herself. Helps was a writer and dean of the Privy Council. He published his first work 'Thoughts in the Cloister and the Crowd', in 1835, whilst working as a private secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Thomas Spring Rice. In 1862 he edited a volume of Prince Albert's speeches, which brought him into favour of Queen Victoria, who then offered his residence in Kew Gardens. Illustrated with a frontispiece and one plate. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In a signed cloth binding by Burn. Externally, generally smart. Light marking to the boards, a little heavier to the rear board. Tear to the head of the spine. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Institutional label to the front pastedown. Binder's label to the rear pastedown. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper, 'Egair, Jan 1868'. Internally, generally firmly bound though lightly strain in places. Pages are bright with the odd scattered spot.

Overall Condition: Good

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