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Signed Photograph Dated Oxford 1914.
. Original Photograph Taken By the Oxford Photographers Gillman & Co. Signed Edward and dated Oxford, 1914. and was presented to Mr. Frederick Thornton, the proprietor of our bookshop at the time . the then Prince of Wales was a regular customer of the bookshop. the photograph is presented behind glass in an oak frame headed by a small crown (sl. damaged) and the prince's motto Ick dien. Measurements: 199 x 255 mm inside the frame. With an oak back panel and hinged stand. A very rare early photograph, the prince was 18 years old at the time. After he succeeded his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936. On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne, proclaiming to the people of Britain, "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." He was never crowned; his reign lasted 325 days. In 1937, Edward was created Duke of Windsor and married Wallis Simpson. Forwarding by DHL only, please ask for details of cost of this. Payment exclusively by bank transfer. credit card orders will be automatically rejected.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: F0010
GBP 975.00 [Appr.: EURO 1103.75 US$ 1353.46 | JP¥ 145614]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Weblists2 House of Windsor Royalty

Memoirs of Mrs Fitzherbert;
0. 1856. with an account of her marriage with H.R.H.The Prince of Wales, afterwards King George the Fourth. London, Richard Bentley, 1856; 202pp. with portrait frontispiece; fine earlly 20th century binding of red half morocco over salmon pink boards, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, gilt rules to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, bound by Riviere & Son; bookplate of Fritz Ponsonby; light spotting to blank pages at front and rear and to lower margin of frontispiece, very slight spotting to edges. A very good copy in a fine Riviere binding, showing only minimal wear at one or two extremities. The frontispiece is engraved after a portrait by Richard Cosway. A fine association copy: Fritz Ponsonby, K.C.B. K.C.V.O. G.C.V.O. later Baron Syonsby, was a distinguished soldier, the historian of the Grenadier Guards in the Great War, and a courtier who held a succession of offices in the Courts of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and George V. His autobiography was entitled "Recollections of Three Reigns". This memoir will have appealed to him as a holder of responsibility at a later Royal Court, but also on account of his family connections with the court it refers to. His great grandfather was the third Earl of Bessborough, his grandfather General Sir Frederick Ponsonby, a veteran of Waterloo, and his grandfather's sister Lady Caroline Lamb. The Ponsonby book-plate shows a shelf of partly-open books before a latticed window opening onto a flowery garden, with the motto "Reading maketh a full man", and is a fine etching, with deep contrasts, monogrammed in the plate W.P.B.
Thornton's BookshopProfessional seller
Book number: IS002288
GBP 160.00 [Appr.: EURO 181.25 US$ 222.11 | JP¥ 23896]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb 18th Century Biography Royalty Social History 19thncentury Biography Prince of Wales Brighton Riviere Bindings Bookiplates Ex-Libris Association Copies Fritz Ponsonby

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