London: The Folio Society, 1996. A broad survey of British life during the latter years of Queen Victoria's long reign. A compelling portrait of the eventful Victorian era and the power and influence of the British Empire. Chapters are: 1887: The Golden Jubilee; Governing the Country; Society: The Poor; The Queen's Household; The Queen's Family; Science, Technology, Transport and Sport; The Music Hall, the Theater and Oscar Wilde; The Navy, the Army, and the Empire; Literature, Poetry, and Painting; and 1897: The Diamond Jubilee. 240 pages, index. Color frontispiece portrait of Queen Victoria and numerous illustrations in color and B&W throughout the text. Large hardcover, 10.25 by 7.5 inches. Blue buckram cloth spine with pictorial covers. Slipcase box has a ding at mid-spine, which has also caused a small bump to the fore-edge of the book's front cover. Nice condition otherwise. A great book on the late Victorian era.
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