Title: Kings and Queens of England (Book 1)
Author: L. du Garde Peach
Illustrator: Frank Hampson
Year: 1968
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Ladybird Books Ltd.
Remarks: '70s reprint
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A

 

Description: A beautiful book covering just over six hundred years of English monarchs – beginning with Alfred the Great in 871 A.D. and ending with Richard III in 1485.
du Garde Peach has done himself proud, by skilfully describing the key events of each monarch's reign clearly and concisely, using engaging prose, within the confines of just one page.

Frank Hampson's exquisite full-page oil paintings bring this exciting period of English history to life.

Matt pictorial boards. Spine bumped (badly at tail) and rubbed. Corners rubbed; lower are bumped; upper are straight. Minor wear and rubbing to rear board. Neat gift inscription in blue ink on ffep dated 1976 – highly likely to also be the year of this reprint. All pages are in excellent condition: crisp, bright, unmarked, and with not a jot of foxing in sight.

Measures 17.5 cm × 11.5 cm (7″ × 4.6″). 12mo. 51 pp.

Price: £6.50

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