Robert Hale, 1988, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
Red coloured endpapers. Dark red coloured boards with gilt facsimile author's signature to the lower edge of the front book board. Gilt titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, being a reproduction of Antonio Moros' portrait of Mary Tudor, painted in 1554, against a red coloured background with white and yellow titles to the front panel and backstrip. Colour photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. A novel about Mary Tudor, the only surviving child of King Henry the VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Written as if Mary Tudor was writing the book just prior to her death -- it reflects upon her life, her religion, her father and all political machinations within her life and wonders if her life would have been any different if she had not been born "In the Shadow of the Crown". A little bumping to the backstrip edge and rubbing to the book corners. Browning to the text block edges and to the internal text. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges. A previous owner has covered the dustwrapper in plastic and adhered the plastic to the verso of the dustwrapper with tape. Tape is still in situ. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 7-384 pages, last page blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0709034350. ISBN/EAN: 9780709034353. Inventory No: 0107710.