Lot 19: Queen Victoria Signed Book Inscribed to Princess Louise

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2017-09-11 10:18:16

Lot 19

Signed book: Eternal Hope. London: Macmillan, 1878. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 227 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black ink to Princess Louise, "To dearest Louise, from her devoted Mama, V. R. I., Osborne, Christmas Day 1879." An ownership inscription in pencil opposite the half-title page notes, "Bought at Sotheby's sale Feb 23, 1948 of the Duke of Kent's books." Autographic condition: fine, with mild toning to perimeter of signed page. Book condition: VG/None, with a cracked front hinge and minor edgewear.

Estimate: $2000-$3000

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