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Title:Palace Diary; Authorised Account Of the Crowded Days of Queen Elizabeth's Life from the time of her Twenty-First Birthday on April 21, 1947, Comply with Full Access to Her Engagement Diaries
Price:AUD$14.90 (about USD$10.30)
Item ID:SB00-0113143
Publisher:George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, London, 1958
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Dust Jacket:Fair
George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1958, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First, Illustrated By: Photographic

preface by author and index. Colour photographic frontispiece, showing the Queen descending the Royal Suite of the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg in 1957. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Purple coloured cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, same photograph as for frontispiece, with red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A look behind the busy work life of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The author had access to the Queen's diary from the date of her 21st birthday, in 1947, up to (and including) her tour of America in 1957. As the front panel blurb says "in Palace Diary. You will read how every day the Queen personally chooses from a list of 50 or more requests. Her life becomes a time-table into which meticulous planning gets more duties than would seem possible. Since her 21st birthday on April 21, 1947. She has carried out more than 4000 engagements!". Softening of the lower backstrip edge and rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Fading of the Cloth of the book to the front edges of the book, back is worse than front. Browning and light foxing to the textblock edges. Light browning to the endpapers and gift inscription to the front paste-down. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Numerous tears, of various lengths, have been supported by a previous owner with tape along the top edge of the dustwrapper, on both the front and verso edges. Fading to the dustwrapper panels and there is clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (4), 5-223, (1) pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Royalty; Diary; Britain/UK; Inventory No: 0113143.
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