The Crowned Heads of Europe, 34 bust-portraits with short biographies

Published by London, J F Schipper / Munich, Frederick bruckmann (No date but Bodleian notes [1884] as the date), 1884
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About 15 inches tall. Red cloth decorated with gilt and black stamping. Beveled edges. Two thin 1.25 inch wide brown with gilt cloth straps circle the book in a weave under and over the red cloth of the binding. The end of each strap folds over the closed book like a clasp and a hole at the end of each strap attaches to small metal pins. Red cloth at corners has worn through plus other light to moderate wear to cloth binding. Some wear and fraying to cloth bands but they are complete and unbroken. Some spotting and also five inch strip on back cover from wear or liquid, but covers are mostly bright. 34 Tipped-in oval sepia bust portraits (about 7 inches tall)of Victoria, William I & Augusta of Germany-Prussia, Louis II of Bavaria, Albert & Carolina of Saxony, Charles I & Olga of Wurtemberg, Francis Joseph I & Elizabeth of Austria-Hungary, Alexander II & Maria of Russia, Oscar II and Sophia of Sweden-Norway, Christian X & Louisa of Denmark, William III & Emma of Netherlands, Leopold II & Mary Henriette of the Belgians, Alfonso XII & Maria Christine of Spain, Luiz I & Maria Pia of Portugal, Umberto I & Margherita of Italy, Leo XIII - Pope, Georgios I & Olga of Greece, Abdul Hamid II - Grand Sultan, Charles & Elizabeth of Roumania, Milan Obremovich IV & Natalie of Servia. Some wave to the heavy paper-card to which the images have been glued. The portrait of Victoria has a 1/4 inch chip and a small amount of damage in the margin while all the other portraits are without damage. Occasional finger prints, light soiling and light foxing. Small name stamp and date on title page. Four inch split to titlepage at hinge but binding remains tight. Quite oversized, shipping will be higher. An attractive and rare book. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Crowned Heads of Europe, 34 ...
Publisher: London, J F Schipper / Munich, Frederick bruckmann (No date but Bodleian notes [1884] as the date)
Publication Date: 1884
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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