This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ...that they please "the people who see them. They deserve it, "and were rather nervous about it. I trust "they will enliven your sejour in the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ...that they please "the people who see them. They deserve it, "and were rather nervous about it. I trust "they will enliven your sejour in the old "castle, and may Albert be able to strew roses "without thorns on the pathway of life of our "good Victoria. He is well qualified to do so. "My dearest Victoria, "Your devoted Uncle, "Leopold R." Ten days later, the King writes from Wiesbaden, in answer to the Queen's letter of the 15th: --"October 24, 1839. "My Dearest Victoria, --Nothing could "have given me greater pleasure than your "dear letter. I had, when I learnt your deci "sion, almost the feeling of old Simeon: 'Now "' lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.' "Your choice has been for these last years "my conviction of what might and would be "best for your happiness; and just because I "was convinced of it, and knew how strangely "fate often changes what one tries to bring "about as being the best plan one could fix "upon--the maximum of a good arrangement, "--I feared that it would not happen. "In your position, which may and will "perhaps become in future even more difficult "in a political point of view, you could not "Exist without having a happy and agreeable "' interieur.' And I am much deceived (which "I think I am not) or you will find in Albert just "the very qualities and disposition which are "indispensable for your happiness, and which "will suit your own character, temper, and mode "of life. "You say most amiably that you consider "it a sacrifice on the part of Albert. This is "true in many points, because his position will "be a difficult one; but much, ...Read Less
Very Good with no dust jacket. Green textured cloth cover with gilt lettering and armorial device on spine, gilt signature "Victoria R" on top cover. Cover is clean with minimal wear at head, tail of spine. Corners are lightly bumped. There are several small areas on front cover where the glue attaching it to the board has released. Gift note dated 1867 on first blank leaf and a previous owners name in pencil on back of frontis. There is foxing of the preliminary matter and both engravings. There are light marginal pencil marks on some pages. Top edge darkened.; Small 8vo 7½"-8" tall; 371 pages.
8vo, pp. xxviii, 402; 2 engraved portraits of Prince Albert, including frontispiece; early inscription on prelims, Liverpool bookseller's ticket on rear paste-down, some light foxing and dampstaining, covers lightly soiled and rubbed, else a very good copy in contemporary half calf with decorative gilt-lettered spine.
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