Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    An Extra-Illustrated Edition of Creighton's Biography of Queen Elizabeth I

    [Queen Elizabeth I]. Mandell Creighton. Queen Elizabeth. London: Boussod, Valadon, 1896.

    First edition, one of 200 copies printed for Great Britain with a duplicate series of plates. Quarto. [vi], ii, [205] pages. With color frontispiece and thirty-nine original plates with descriptive tissue guards inserted throughout. Over fifty additional full-page plates (some quite rare) with plain tissue guards inserted throughout.

    Bound by Stikeman in full teal levant morocco. Covers triple-ruled in gilt, gilt cornerpieces with lion and crown motifs, spine decoratively tooled, ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled pastedowns and free endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine a bit darkened, some wear to joints with some amateurish color correction to front joint, some rubbing to covers with slight color loss, previous owner's gilt-stamped leather bookplate on front pastedown, another bookplate on front blank, hinges just starting a bit, front free endpaper chipped at edges. Overall, very good.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 679

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 16 days left to consign to the 2020 February 22 - 23 Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 14 Historic Flags of World War II Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,014,862