Henry Ponsonby: Queen Victoria's Private Secretary - His Life From His Letters. by Arthur Ponsonby
1942. Reprint. 425 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt. Illustrated black and white frontispiece. Contains black and white photographic plates. Cracking to gutter at front boards, with exposed netting causing the binding to be shaky. Text-block held on by end papers with spine covering slack. Pages remain bright and clear with minimal tanning and foxing. Minor dog-eared corners. Previous owner's inscription to front free end-paper. Brown marks down gutter at front board. Top edge of text block is dust marked. Boards have moderate edge-wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Spine cloth is water spotted and sunned. Gilt lettering is darkened. Mild crushing to spine ends. Book has a slight forward lean.