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ST. AUBYN, GILES. - The Royal George, 1819-1904: The Life of H.R. H. Prince George, Duke of Cambridge.

New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 1964, First American Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 393 pp + index, 8vo (8 9/16" H). B&w plates. "His Royal Highness Prince George, Duke of Cambridge was heir presumptive to the British throne until the birth of his cousin Victoria. His life spanned her reign, and for thirty-nine years he served as commander in chief of her army. In his public life, the Royal George was crusty - even reactionary, and often an embarrassment to his cousin. He was acutely conscious of his position and jealous of his royal prerogatives, and he resisted every single change Victoria's governments tried to bring to the organization of the army. But as a person he was warm and generous. He was genuinely loved by his troops for his concern with their welfare and his efforts to improve the conditions of army life. (This is a) skillful, thorough, and urbane biography, a ticket of admission to the great events of the Victorian age and to the homes of the Royal Family." Very minor edgewear, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, light to moderate browning. Very Good+/Very Good.
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