MOUNTBATTEN: The Official Biography
[Lord Mountbatten; British Royalty; British History]; Ziegler, Philip
Price: 1,650.00 USD
(London: Collins, 1985), FIRST AND LIMITED EDITION, SPECIALLY BOUND AND ISSUED IN A LIMITATION OF 25 COPIES ONLY, SIGNED BY ZEIGLER AND ALSO BY MOUNTBATTEN'S DAUGHTER, The Countess Mountbatten of Burma. A wonderful biography of Mountbatten, following both his illustrious life and professional and patriotic career. The foreword, by the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, is signed at its foot by her. For this "official" biography the author was given access to Mountbatten personal archives at Broadlands, the family home, and had the cooperation of many family members and close friends, but he was subject to no editorial limitations--the decision as to what was included was entirely his. First edition, Special issue, one of 25 copies only, specially bound by Zaehnsdorf in London. A fine colour photograph of Mountbatten to the verso of the front cover and a fine, black and white photograph at the rear, numerous black & white photos throughout and folding plate of the Mountbatten family tree. Thick 8vo, beautifully bound in full blue crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf of London, the spine with gilt stopped raised bands, gilt ruled panels and central gilt tooled decoration within the compartments, two compartments lettered in gilt, one with red morocco onlay, silk end-leaves and photographic pastedowns, a.e.g., in a specially made blue protective slipcase. 786 pp. A mint copy.
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