Signed by Earl Mountbatten

    Arnold McNaughton. The Book of Kings, a Royal Genealogy. London: The Arcadia Press, 1973.

    Limited edition. Number 1 of only 55 copies. Signed by Earl Mountbatten, this being his copy. Three folio volumes. xix, 511; 512-1086; 394 pages. Foreword by Mountbatten. Folding family trees. Plates. Index of family names.

    Handbound in original full blue crushed Nigerian goatskin morocco with real moiré silk ends, hand-tooled on the inside turn-in in pure gold leaf, hand gilded on all three edges, lettered on the spine in gilt between raised bands, and blocked in pure gold on the front cover. The binding has been done by Zaehnsdorf Limited, the oldest large surviving firm of hand bookbinders in Great Britain. The slipcase is lined with swansdown and blocked on the front with the Crown of State in gilt. Original slipcase splitting. Near fine.

    Originally given to Lord Mountbatten in recognition of his help to the author.

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