Letters Of The Princess Charlotte 1811-1817..
Bound in original black cloth, gilt. Slight wear to extremities and light spotting of fore edge, but otherwise a very good copy. 1949 inscription on first free endpaper.
Home and Van Thal.,
Edited by a. aspinall.
Large 8vo. 8 x 10.75 inches. xxiii + [i] + 254 pp.
Illustrated by 41 black and white plates, including frontispiece, and by folding genealogical table.
Selections from the letters of Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales (1796-1817), daughter of George, Prince of Wales, Later Prince Regent and George IV and Caroline of Brunswick. The Princess was the consort of Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg (1790-1865), later King of the Belgians. Many of the letters are written to Miss Mercer Elphinstone, her friend and confidante. The work is well illustrated by portraits and caricatures and a few views of palaces, etc. Arthur Aspinall (1901-72) was a Yorkshire born historian who graduated from the University of Manchester in 1919. He was Lecturer from 1931, and subsequently Professor of Modern History, 1947-65, at the University of Reading. Aspinall specialised in editing the political correspondence of this period, including the letters of George IV.
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