A lawyer by profession, Theodore Martin (1816-1909) gained literary distinction as both a humorous essayist and versatile translator. He found his greatest success, however, in the role of biographer to Prince Albert (1819-61). Commissioned by Queen Victoria to memorialise her late husband, this five-volume work was first published between 1875 ...Read MoreA lawyer by profession, Theodore Martin (1816-1909) gained literary distinction as both a humorous essayist and versatile translator. He found his greatest success, however, in the role of biographer to Prince Albert (1819-61). Commissioned by Queen Victoria to memorialise her late husband, this five-volume work was first published between 1875 and 1880. Intended as a continuation of the biography begun by Charles Grey (also reissued in this series), it has been described as 'less adulatory in tone than might be expected'. A treasury of letters and memoranda, it presents a detailed portrait of the character, words and deeds of a man whose life was necessarily immersed in the great events of his time. Volume 2 covers the period from 1848 to 1854, the births of Princes Arthur and Leopold, the collapse of the Chartist movement and the 'spectacular success' of the Great Exhibition of 1851.Read Less
Good. Volume III; Green cloth covers with gold stamped design on cover and spine; no jacket; covers have medium wear that is heavier at edges and spine; previous owner's name on front pastedown; front and rear hinges are cracked at end papers; interior clean and unmarked; 7 3/4"-9 3/4" tall; 432 pgs.
Fair Condition. 433 pages. Ex-library with typical marks, rebound in worn green cloth. Title page is cut and loose, endpapers missing, good solid copy, includes illustrations and foldout. Good working copy. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 021644.
Good. No Jacket. Folio. People's edition. Portrait frontispiece. Printed in double columns. A little yellowing to page edges. Endpapers browned and mottled. Brown cloth, slightly mottled to bottom edge. Paper tape reinforcing front and rear hinges, which are holding well still.
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