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Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. William was England's "Sailor King, " who as prince, served in America during the Revolution, entertaining and scandalizing everyone he met. While stationed in New York he was the target of an unsuccessful kidnap plot by George Washington. Hardcover, x, 372 pp., illus., unclipped illustrated jacket. Mild shelf wear, previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, previous owner's seal embossed on half-title page and p. 213, otherwise unmarked, tight binding, nice jacket with slight wear and a tiny top edge tear on the rear panel.
372 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. BIOGRAPHY. William IV, Queen Victoria's predecessor, was an eccentric figure even by the standards of his day; affable, uninhibited and boisterous, he thought nothing of spitting out the window of the state coach on the way to his coronation. This immensely readable biography, by a writer of unusual sympathy and sensibility who has had full access to the royal archives at Windsor, does justice to an unaccountably neglected monarch. Includes an Index. (Key Words: King William IV, English Kings, Philip Ziegler, Biography, Arthur Wellesley Wellington, British Royal Navy, Henry Temple Palmerston, George III, George IV, Queen Adelaide, England).
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