Windsor, Duke of, HRH.
Place Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts:
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company,
Date Published: 1960.
Description: FIRST EDITION, STATED SECOND PRINTING. The book is NEAR FINE condition with lihgt wear on spine ends and corner. The dust jacket is VERY GOOD with minor chipping/closed tearing to edges and a one inch closed tear on the top front corner. Not price-clipped. 216 pages with numerous black and white photos throughout. This book is a must for the collection of all true Windsorphiles! JMVintage specializes in books, magazines and other treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and other curious people. Dust jacket notes read: "A famous figure reviews the manners, the customs, the syles of the royal family." Book jacket notes read: "This is a royal remambrance of things past, as if the Duke of Windsor were turning the pages of a family album and recalling for us the amusing and revealing anecdotes preserved in the domestic history of the descendants of Queen Victoria. A royal childhood was necessarily shaped by ceremony; but there were games of hide-and-seek among the marble busts at Windsor Castle and rides on the tall library ladder through austere Gothic corridors. School days were spent in uniform and a schoolboy haircut was the subject of a spirited correspondence between father and son. Days in France during World War I were grim indeed but here there is a chaming footnote in the modification of the Palace's wartime banning of alcoholic liquor. After the war, and Oxford, there came the world tours of a prince in training for kingship, years of relentless publicity, but with it all the irrepressible gaiety of the twenties. Then to end the reigh of less than a year came abdication and marraige and eventually life at The Mill near Paris. Above all this is a picture of changing fashion -- particularly in clothes, from the daring innovations of the Prince Costort to those of the Duke himself; in transport, from Queen Victoria's railway coach to the sports cars of the fifties; in sports, from the formal European hunts to casual golf games; in royalty, from the sequestered court of Edward VII to far greater participation in the life of the country that is royalty's role today. A casual stroll through his own wardrobe, past and present, as significant as the candid observations of any thoughtful sovereign must be, this is a look at the twentieth century that will charm and inform everyone interested in a modern history of manners."Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket
Book Id: 19050