Blood Royal - Gerald HamiltonTimes Press, 1964, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little rubbed and creased with slight fraying and loss at head, tail and top corners. Penned-out previous owners inscription to title page. Internally bright and clean.
Second Impression of April 1964. When Queen Victoria died, a whole, prancing cohort of clattering Royal Personages set their steeds behind the catafalque*. All the royal houses of Europe were represented there, Kaisers, Czars, Emperors and Kings, all so magnificent, all so mettlesome, and this is what is so surprising all the same family. Call them Windsor, call then Hohenzollern, call them Guelph, Hesse-Darmstadt, or anything you will: there was only one Royal Family of Europe; every one of them was the nephew, the niece, the uncle, the cousin six times removed, of the little lady whose remains were being walked towards the grave. All of one blood. And that blood riddled with haemophilia. *Catafalque: a raised and decorated platform on which the coffin of a distinguished person lies in state before or during a funeral. 178pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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