Title: All The King's Ladies
Author: Michael Harrison
Illustrator: A.E. Morley
Year: 1946 (First Edition)
Publisher: Douglas Cliff Ltd.
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Very Good (repaired)
Description: Charles II of England and Louis XIV of France—the 'Sun King'—were cousins and contemporaries, and both— following, as they did, a Puritan dictatorship—were accorded (and fully enjoyed) a licence by public opinion that reaction from the rigours of puritanism made almost inevitable.
In this book, the author seeks to explain, as well as chronicle, the wayward impulses which made the Louis XIV of the bedchamber so different a man from the Roi Soleil whose very frown struck fear into the chancellories of Europe.
Crimson boards with gilt text on spine are perfectly straight. Jacket has been price-clipped and skilfully repaired at the spine. Edges lightly rubbed (refer to image), and rear lightly soiled. Attractive ex-libris affixed to ffep. Pages are very tightly bound and in excellent, unmarked condition with not a speck of foxing in sight.
Superb condition for age. Copies in jackets are scarcer than hen's teeth!
Measures 18.5 cm × 12 cm (7.4″ × 4.8″). Large 12mo. 240 pp.