Vicky, Princess Royal of England & German Empress.
Place Published: New York:
Publisher: St. Martin's Press,
Date Published: 1971.
Description: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Color painting on frontispeice of "Vicky". The book is NEAR FINE with previous owner's inditia stamp on half title page. A very tight, bright, clean copy. The dust jacket is NEAR FINE with very minor edgewear. NOT price-clipped. 382 pages with index. Black & white illustrated photos. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor..and other curious subjects. Dust jacket notes read: "Vicky, daughter and namesake of Queen Victoria, seemed a princess of golden promise. As Princess Royal of Great Britain, she married the young and dashing Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia. Shocked by the strictness of the Prussian court and the wretched condition of the poor, Vicky determined to bring enlightenment and democracy to Germany. Gloriously in love, the royal couple prepared for the day Frederick would ascend the throne, with Vicky as his queen. Then fate intervened, in the sinister form of Count Otto von Bismarck- and Vicky's golden promise turned to heartbreak and tragedy. In Vicky, Daphne Bennett has woven a touchingly romantic narrative, without sacrificing historical insight and accuracy. Through these pages march the most colourful figures of the age: Vicky's mother, Victoria, the first lady of Europe -and a grief stricken widow for 40 years; Vicky's brother Bertie, the playboy prince; her nemesis Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor; and her embittered son, Kaiser Wilhelm II. Yet Vicky herself remains the heroine of her story, a tragic princess whose generous spirit and love of life sustained her through a tragic time."Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Back
Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 14933