Book #21517

The Queen: The Life Of Elizabeth II - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Elizabeth Longford

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
ISBN: 0394523288

Price: $49.00

A nice first American edition/first printing in about Fine, lightly sunned edges, seemingly unread; in Near Fine production dust-jacket and also included is proof jacket with black background and blank flaps/back panel. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number.

Elizabeth II has ruled for more than sixty years, and during that time she has seen many changes in her country. She has been a part of wars and peace, economic prosperity and recession, and she has witnessed the rise and fall of many political leaders. In this book, Elizabeth Longford tells the story of her life, from her childhood in the 1930s to her current reign as Queen of England. She discusses her family, her education, her early political career, her marriage to Prince Philip, her reign as Queen, and her efforts to maintain the monarchy during turbulent times. Through her story, Longford provides a unique perspective on the history of England and the Queen's role in it.; B&W Photographs; 8vo.