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Memorial of HRH Albert Prince of Wales and HRH Alexandra Princess of Denmark

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Memorial of HRH Albert Prince of Wales and HRH Alexandra Princess of Denmark

by Russell, William Howard

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London: Day and Son, [1863] First edition of "one of the finest chromolithograph folios of the 'sixties" (Ruari McLean, Victorian Book Design). Publisher's red cloth over beveled boards. Elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, with the initials "R.D." (Robert Dudley) below the title on the front cover. All edges gilt. . Folio. Chromolithographic title-page and forty-two chromolithographic plates( numbered 1-33, 33 a 34-41), wood- engraved dedication and illustrations in the text. Top corners worn. A little light foxing, mostly marginal. A very good, bright copy of this grand work, celebrating the wedding of Queen Victoria's son and introducing his bride to the British public. The author is British-Irish journalist W. H. Russell (1820-1907), who reported for The Times and is considered to have been one of the first modern war correspondents. Here, he describes Alexandra's upbringing, education, interests and trousseau. Robert Dudley (fl. 1858-93) illustrates the proceedings of the wedding, including the arrival of the Princess at Gravesend and the fabulous wedding gifts. Dudley and Russell also collaborated on The Atlantic Telegraph, published by Day and son in 1866. It is an eye-witness account of the laying of the first Atlantic cable by the Great Eastern.

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Bookseller
Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
16029
Title
Memorial of HRH Albert Prince of Wales and HRH Alexandra Princess of Denmark
Author
Russell, William Howard
Format/Binding
Publisher's red cloth over beveled boards. Elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, with the initials "R.D." (Robert Dudley) bel
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition of "one of the finest chromolithograph folios of t
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Day and Son,
Place of Publication
London:
Date Published
[1863]
Pages
. [8], 122, xviii pp
Size
Folio
Size
Folio

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